How to Achieve that Smooth-Looking Aftershave Face
The process of shaving may seem easy but getting that smooth look takes a lot of practice. Shaving requires some time to prepare including the tools to use and the basics of knowing how to do it. When shaving is correctly done, you will have a skin that is smooth and free of bumps.
Plan ahead the things you need when you are going to shave on a specific day. Things can go wrong if you are going to shave unprepared or at the very last minute. Preparations include having a clean or brand new razor, cleaning the face or skin before shaving and a post shaving procedure.
The right time to shave has been argued by some people. A lot of people and also some dermatologists think that shaving in the morning is good because the hair is relaxed and easier to cut. Some people think that shaving in the evening will help the facial skin feel relaxed and heal throughout the night resulting a fresh morning face.It is advisable also to shave when the hair reaches to about an eighth inch length and avoid it getting thick and long which can be hard to cut. It somehow does not matter what time of the day you shave as long as you are well prepared and know how to do it properly.
An important tool to have for shaving is the razor.Razors come in a lot of variety, including the price range. The blades of a razor come in single, double, triple, quartet and quintet. The price of the razor will matter from the number of blades to its quality and its style.
Beginners can start shaving with the safety starter kit razors to ensure they will have a good DIY first hand shaving experience.
It is important to prepare the hair on the face and ensure that it gets soft. To do so, washing the face with warm water will help the hair soften and be prepared for shaving. Clean the face also with soap to get rid of dirt. Some shaving soaps have micro beads in them which can help open the pores and exfoliate the skin.
Before shaving, you must have a shaving cream or gel. This helps in making the razor glide easily along the face and at the same time keep the hair feeling warm and compact for an easy and clean cut.
If you have applied your shaving cream or gel already, then you should be prepared for shaving now. Firstly, you must know the direction of the hair because you are going to shave along with that direction. This is necessary because your hair shaft must still fall directly to how it is going to grow. A bump will form if you shave in the other direction because the shaft will be dug into the skin and when you shave again on that same side, the razor will pass onto the bump causing an abrasion or cut.
The aftershave skin care is also an important part in the regimen. This step is important because it will make the skin moisturized, heal and remove bumps. If available, apply a product that contains green tea extract or anti-UV. If you need to balance the pH on your skin, you can apply a toner with no to less alcohol content.