Shaving has been a monopoly for me in the older times. But today, regardless of gender people are into shaving. Men and women like to keep their skin flawless and bright by shaving frequently. Facial shaving of women has become quite popular these days.
Since it has become such a common body grooming activity, a lot of products are also launched in the market space daily. But, it is our responsibility to choose the products wisely so that we will not harm our skin by making cuts or causing any possible infections or allergies.
This article is written for you to be aware of all the skincare steps you should be following after a shaving session to maintain healthy and glowing skin.
The Process Of Shaving
The shaving process does not start with taking your razor out of your toiletry kit and ends with getting all the hair out of the desired region of your skin. There is so much to do after and before it so that you will not have to deal with that red itchy skin after each session. When you repeatedly shave a region, especially using a blunt blade, it may cause severe itchiness and irritation.
When you are having this difficulty, each time when you shave, this may also lead to serious skin-related issues. However, these issues can be fixed if you can follow a proper after-shave care routine as well as before-shave care.
Before each shaving session, remember to cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser. If you are shaving your face, make sure you are using a face cleanser for that. After that, you may also use some hot water to rinse the region. While rinsing with hot water, your pores will be open. After that, you can use a gentle exfoliant and scrub the region. The open pores would help in making the exfoliation process much more efficient.
This will also help you prevent the issues of ingrown hair and other issues that may be caused after shaving. Then you may go ahead with the shaving process and after that remember to continue with good aftercare using the products that are suitable for your skin type. Some of the important steps that you should not miss out on any cost while doing your after-shave care have been discussed below.
1. Cold Water Rinse
Cold water rinse can help you a lot after each shaving session, after exfoliation and shaving, your pores will be still in an open state. When rinsed with cold water, they get closed and go back to their former position. If they remain open, it may invite dirt and other impurities to come and clog the pores, which may lead to other skin complications later.
2. Moisturization Is a Must
After the entire process of shaving, your skin will be irritated. The only best thing you can do to soothe and calm the skin of the region is to moisturize it properly. It will help in reducing the redness, irritation, and itchiness, that we generally experience after shaving.
If you have shaved the skin using a blunt scale, the irritation and itching would be unbearable, which can also be reduced significantly by applying a generous amount of moisturizer on the region. Repeated shaving on a particular region may also cause similar effects, which can also be cured by using a good moisturizer suitable for your skin type. It will also help in fighting against the inflammations that are also commonly seen after shaving.
3. Say No To Alcohol-Based Products
We get that urge to make the shaved area smell nice and good all day long. However, most of the deodorants available in the market are alcohol-based. You need to switch to 0% alcohol products if you can’t skip on deodorants and perfumes. Using alcohol-based products can cause pain and a stinging sensation in the region.
SPF is a must for skin even if it is shaved or not shaved. However, when it is freshly shaved, the skin will be more sensitive. So you need to give that extra protection to it by regularly applying good quality sunscreen.
Now, you have got a clear picture of the after-shave routine to be followed. However, make sure you are also following a before-care routine and using fresh and quality products for shaving.