1. Soften the skin
Soften the skin with warm water before shaving. This opens up the pores and softens the hairs for an easier shave, reduces the number of tiny cuts the razor makes, and reduces the risk of developing razor bumps.
2. Choose the right razor
NEVER use a disposable razor. If you only get one take-away from this article, make it this one. The blades on disposable razors are of such poor quality that they always leave cuts and irritate the skin. Instead, choose a razor with the sharpest possible blades. The sharper the blades, the smoother they’ll be against the skin and the fewer cuts they’ll make.
3. Choose the right shaving foam
This one’s easy: choose ShaveSafe. This antibacterial and disinfectant shaving foam cleans the skin and eliminates any bacteria on the razor, so they don’t get into the cuts and cause irritation, razor bumps and ingrown hairs.
4. Choose the right lotion
It’s a good idea to use a mild lotion after shaving. It keeps the skin hydrated and minimises irritation. But make sure you choose a lotion that is fragrance free, and preferably also antibacterial, like ShaveSafe Aftershave Repair Balm.
If you have a serious problem with ingrown hairs, it may be a good idea to exfoliate the area in-between shaves. This doesn’t just remove dead skin cells and bacteria, it also closes the pores so the hairs don’t become ingrown.
6. Cold water
After shaving, it’s good to give your skin a refreshing cold shock. Cold water closes the pores and prevents bacteria from getting in and irritating the hair follicle.