Sunday, November 20, 2011

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Changing your Blade

Remember to change your razors in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Razor Blade Tips

Dry the blade of your razor when you're finished shaving. It will stay sharper much longer, give you better shaves, and reduce nicks and cuts.

Tips for Shaving Oil

If you can't shave after a shower or your skin is really sensitive, use shaving oil, let it sit for a few minutes, then apply your regular shaving product & shave as you would do normally. Shaving oil reduces friction, and softens hair almost as much as a shower does.

Shaving Oil

It takes as long as three minutes for shaving cream to really soften your beard. Shaving oil can be used immediately for a tough beard and moisturizes and conditions skin.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Head Shaving

When shaving your head use the following steps:
  • Shower before shaving. Hydrate your skin in the shower for several minutes to ensure your skn is as pliable as possible,
  • Apply plenty of shaving oil or gel. As you apply, use a hand mirror to get the best view of the back of your head in the bathroom mirror.
  • Use and advanced razor. This helps reduce pressure and provides less irritation.
  • Use light, gentle strokes, and shave against the grain. That's the best way to get the smoothest, closet shave. Start from front to back and then shave the sides.
  • Finally, apply a non-comedogegenic facial mosturizer. This will prevent your scalp from dryness and flaking.

Cold Weather Shaving Care

When shaving in the cold winter months remember to do the following:

  • Use a moisturizer before shaving
  • Apply shaving oil
  • Prevent dry, flaky skin after shaving by applying aftershave or aftershave or aftershave balm

Tips for Those Hard to Shave Areas

In places where hair grows in different directions and in
hard-to-reach areas, such as underarms and the bikini area, try
pulling the skin slightly, making it more taut and easier to shave.

Possible Skin Irritants

Many grocery and drug store shave creams contain skin irritants such
as Sodium Laurel Sulfate, which are formulated to "foam up" the
product. However, these irritants may be the cause of your skin

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Alternatives to Aftershave

Most traditional aftershaves have a large volume of alcohol in them.
This isn't good for many reasons, two of them being: 1) They sting a
cleanly shaven face like crazy 2) They're big-time drying to the skin.
A better way to go is a soothing post-shave balm or a gel. These
products calm down and re-moisturize the skin.

Question: How to stop razor burn?

How to stop razor burn?
You might need to tenderize your face a bit more prior to shaving -
possibly even shave in the shower. You also may be pressing too hard
or using a dull blade. Make sure to moisturize after.

Question: What causes razor bumps and how to get rid of them?

What causes razor bumps and how to get rid of them?
When hair curls around and re-enters the skin (an ingrown hair) this
creates a razor bump. To rid yourself of ingrown hairs and the
resulting razor bumps first use shaving oil to shave. Using shaving
will give ou the closet shave, eliminating ingrown hairs. Also,
use an exfoliator to remove dead skin cells or a face scrub to free
ingrowns. Warming the face thoroughly will make you kinder to existing
bumps. If all else fails, try a targeted ingrown hair solution.

Question: Is shaving lather really important?

Is shaving lather really important?
Too much lather is a waste of money! Why keep piling on foam that will
never touch your face? For the best and closest shave, use shaving
It not only moiturizes your skin, but conditions as well.

Monday, June 1, 2009


To keep your goatee properly aligned, always use a shaving oil. Unlike foam, this product will allow
you to see exactly what you are and are not shaving.

Men's Shaving Tips For Shaving Chest Hair

  • Trim Chest Hair
  • Wash Skin With Warm Water
  • Apply Shaving Oil
  • Don't Stroke An Area More Than Twice To Reduce Skin Irritation
  • When Finished, Clean Skin With Soap and Water
  • Exfoliate Chest to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Benefits Of Shaving Oil vs. Cream

Shaving oil is applied on right before your cream or gel to help soften, moisturize and protect the skin from the razor. Working as a barrier on your skin, the razor will glide easier instead of dragging. Main shaving problems like razor burn, general irritation and ingrown hairs can be avoided or curbed from using this oil.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Using A Face Scrub

A gentle scrubbing massage will help open pores to help shaving oil get a closer shave.

Avoid Irritants When Shaving

Avoid anything that tingles, stings or numbs during or after shaving, when your skin is vulnerable. Stay away from alcohol or strong plant extracts such as menthol, peppermint or citrus.

Minimizing Nicks and Cuts

You can minimize nicks and cuts and have smooth summer legs by doing the following:
  • Avoid shaving dry or sunburned skin
  • Do not shave before an exfoliating treatment (shaving is actually a form of exfoliation itself).
  • Never use a blunt razor or share a razor with someone else (especially one that has been used on a beard)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Activites After Shaving

After-shave activities: Give your skin 30 minutes off
Skin is at its most sensitive immediately after shaving. To prevent inflammation, let skin rest at least 30 minutes before: Applying lotions, moisturizers or medications. If you must moisturize immediately following shaving, select a cream formula rather than a lotion, and avoid exfoliating moisturizers that may contain alpha hydroxy acids.
Going swimming. Freshly shaved skin is vulnerable to the stinging effects of chlorine and salt water, as well as suntan lotions and sunscreens that contain alcohol.

Shaving Bikini Area

  1. Moisten hair for three minutes with water and then apply shaving oil. This preparation is a must, as the hair in the bikini area tends to be thicker, denser and curlier, making it more difficult to cut.
  2. Handle the skin in the bikini area gently, as it is thin and tender.
  3. Shave horizontally, from the outside to the inside of the upper thigh and groin area, using smooth even strokes.
  4. Shave frequently year-round to keep the area free of irritation and ingrown hairs. Shaving oil will be a preventative of irritation and unwanted ingrown hairs.

Shaving Underarms

  1. Moisten skin and apply shaving oil. Shaving oil will give you the closest and smoothest shave.
  2. Lift your arm up while shaving to pull skin tight.
  3. Shave from the bottom up, allowing the razor to glide over the skin.
  4. Avoid shaving the same area more than once, to minimize skin irritation.
  5. Don't press too hard! Simply let the blade and handle do the work for you.
  6. Avoid applying deodorants or anti-perspirants immediately after shaving, as doing so can result in irritation and stinging. To prevent this, shave underarms at night and give the area time to stabilize before using deodorant.

Shaving Tips For Women

  1. Moisten skin with water for about three minutes. Shaving oil is the best bet for a close smooth shave. Water plumps up the hair, making it easier to cut, and the shaving oil helps retain the moisture.
  2. Use long, even strokes without applying excessive pressure. Shave carefully over bony areas like ankles, shins and knees.
  3. For knees, bend slightly to pull the skin tight before shaving, as folded skin is difficult to shave.
  4. Stay warm to prevent goose bumps, as any irregularity in the skin surface can complicate shaving.
  5. Don't press too hard! Simply let the blade and handle do the work for you.
  6. Remember to shave in the direction of hair growth. Take your time and shave carefully over sensitive areas. For a closer shave, carefully shave against the grain of hair growth.

Types of Body Hair

There are several different types of hair found on the body:
Vellus: This is the fine, white hair found on a woman's face. Vellus hair grows for a limited time, never reaching any appreciable length.
Transitional: Usually a fine, brown hair found on a woman's arms. Like vellus hair, transitional hair never reaches any appreciable length.
Terminal: Hair found on the scalp that also comprises the face and body hair seen in men.

Hair Growth

Every 24-72 hours, cell division and corresponding hair growth occurs within the hair follicles resting deep inside the dermis. Despite the speed of this process, it takes newly formed hair about three weeks to appear at the skin surface. Hair grows on a cyclical basis with each hair growing to a pre-determined length. Eyebrow, eyelash and beard hairs never grow as long as scalp hairs because they spend less time in the growing phase before entering a resting phase.