Raised bumps. Itching. Redness. These are all sure signs of razor burn, a bothersome type of skin inflammation that can occur after shaving. Though it can be the result of sensitive skin in general, it’s usually the result of haste and improper shaving techniques. On the bright side, razor burn is preventable.
Did you know the average guy spends about 3,000 hours of his life shaving? That’s over four months. (Crazy, right?) If we’re going to spend that much time shaving, it’s worth making sure we do it right. So we thought it might be useful to organize some tips on how to shave your face.
Beards have been making a comeback since the turn of the century. Everything from long and less kept to short and fine-trimmed can be seen on the faces of men you pass just walking down a city street. Men are still shaving, just less of us are shaving it all off these days.
Shaving is the act of pulling blades across your skin, so there’s no secret why we need protection. But we have options: shave gel vs. shave cream. How do we know which one protects best?
Going to the barber is a viable option, but learning to trim our own beard will save us a lot of time and money. Then we can leave all those trips to the barbershop behind.