More than full grown hair, ingrown hair are troublesome and irksome. Not just these tiny hair are half out but also downright painful. It feels like someone is pricking hundred needle on the face (sometimes thousands)! You are not alone, there are thousands of men who face this unpleasant situation. While you cannot stop shaving because of this, preventing this painful situation is certainly possible with these easy precautionary tips and tricks. Before you shave, read this article. If you religiously follow these suggestions, trust us that those ingrown hair won't come back ever!
Better Trim and Not Shave
Shaving is a process where you hair are cut from the roots. Ingrown hair problem occur when these are not cut properly. Therefore, it is better to use a trimmer to trim your beard as it doesn't pull out hair from the skin. Also, the risks of getting razor cuts is reduced!
Wet Shaving Is Best
Lubrication plays a significant role in shaving. It is of utmost importance when you shave regularly or almost daily. Dry shaving, which is highly practiced by men these days is a bad idea. This causes skin irritation, dryness, greater chances of razor cuts, skin rash, and acne. Besides, dry shaving is prone to leave behind ingrown hair that makes your skin more sensitive. Shaving with a shaving gel gives a good experience as it makes shaving a cakewalk. As the razor blade glides smoothly, it gives a clean and properly shaven skin. These contain cooling and moisturizing ingredients to soothe the agile skin.
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Cleanse and Moisturize Your Face Before Shave
Sometimes you need to shave on an urgent basis. But don't shave directly. First cleanse you face with a mild facewash and then apply a hydrating skin cream to make your skin soft. This step is needed to prep up your skin for shaving and provide a smooth shaving experience without any cuts.
Use One-time Use Razor Blades
It is always suggested to use fresh blades for shaving in account of skincare. If not daily, at least change the blade after third use. These are the best option as shaving with a fresh blade restricts skin infections thereby reducing the chances of after-shave problems including ingrown hair.
However, using fresh blades daily is an expensive deal. If you are not willing to spend this much, buy a straight razor. This is a cheap and safe alternative for razors. Shaving with a straight razor is easier and better. Also, minimizes the risk of ingrown hair.
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Shave After Showering
Before shaving, bath with warm water or at least wash your face with warm water. This soften the skin and prepares the skin for shaving. Warm water acts as a disinfectant by eliminating bacteria to prevent skin infections. Most importantly, warm water softens the hair shafts to prevent ingrown hair.
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