As a man with sensitive skin,finding the right electric shaver can be confusing and frustrating. You want to choose what’s best for your skin, without harming it. Let’s have a look at these shaving tips for men with sensitive skin.
What to do before you actually start shaving
For all men but especially for men with sensitive skin, the preparation and the shaving techniques are very important. There are some important aspects to keep in mind in order to have a great shaving experience. You can choose between dry or wet shaving.
If you choose dry shaving then you must ensure your skin is as dry as possible for a comfortable shave. Any type of moisture will have a bad impact on the quality of your shave and cause irritation.
On the other hand,if you choose wet shaving, preparation is the key. You must wash your face and neck thoroughly with a cleansing gel and use plenty of warm water. This way you will get rid of all the oil,dirt and dead skin. Then you must use a quality shaving cream that hydrates and conditions the skin. Without using this,the skin can be flaky and it is more prone to razor burns and irritations. Remember,you must shave against the grain.
It is very important that at the end of the shaving process, you wash your face a few times with cold water and apply an aftershave balm.
Types of electric shavers
Electric shavers have come a long way since the first model appeared in 1982. Nowadays there are two main types of electric razors: rotary and foil.
If you are one of those men with fine hair that grows relatively straight, then foil shavers are best for you. A foil shaver has a blade that swings under a foil guard, from left to right. Basically, the foil is shaved in an up-and-down motion. Foil shavers come with multiple blades housed inside the shaver which helps the user shave quickly without harming the skin.
This is a razor that has a set of rotating blades housed at the back of a perforated metal screen and this prevents the blades from coming in contact with your skin,but in the same time allows hair follicles to poke through and be cut off by the internal razors. Comparing to one large blade,the small spinning blades don’t generate too much noise.