Lubricant For Shaving
For a good, nice, comfortable shave we want to add moisture and lubrication. Those are the main elements. You want to wet your face quite a bit with warm water, warm to touch and warm on the face. That will help the shave foam or cream to lubricate. We want that blade to go over smooth over the face.
When you actually shave your face, it’s taking off the beard, obviously, but also it’s taking off a layer of skin as well, a small amount of skin and that’s our enemy, we want to take the beard off but not the skin. So the more lubricant we use, the sharper the blade, the less likely we’re going to take skin off.
Always use a shaving cream or other lubricant when you shave. This goes for both men and women. Shaving is harsh on your skin, with thin metal scraping across it. Failure to use a lather will result in razor burn or possibly ingrown hairs which can be difficult to treat.
Don’t shave dry skin. Try to also avoid shaving without shaving cream or a product that lathers similarly. Shaving dry skin can irritate it and cause ingrown hairs or razor burn. After shaving, apply lotion to your skin. This will soothe irritation and provide much needed moisture to your skin.