Shaving Cream and Razor Bumps

It is important for men to prepare the skin on their face before shaving to avoid cuts and razor bumps and burn. Washing your face with warm water and soap prior to shaving will soften the skin and hair that is present. It will also prevent the razor from scraping against the skin.

To avoid razor bumps when shaving, you need to also use the proper razor. Amazingly, more blades does not always mean a better shave. The recent introduction of 4 and 5 blade razors have actually caused more razor bumps than those that are only double or triple-bladed. Try a high-quality double-bladed razor and a quality shaving cream, and you will see that you will wind up with a smoother face.

Watch our video below on the types of shaving razors and blades to use to avoid razor bumps:

What type of razor and shaving blades should I use?

SVP, Face Skin Care:
When you look at the different types of customers that come in your shop everyday, everybody has a different level of beard, in terms of a heavy beard, versus a light beard, different sensitivities to the skin, whether they react to everything or they react to nothing.

What percentage of the men complain about discomfort when shaving?

Neal, Owner of Neal’s Barbershop in Florida:
I think everybody suffers from a certain extent from sensitive skin. It’s just that some people’s skin is more sensitive than others. Ideally, you want to use a shave cream that is more natural as has no alcohol in it, more natural ingredients.

SVP, Face Skin Care:
When they’re experiencing that discomfort, it could be caused by lack of lubrication, it could be caused by a dull razor, it could be caused by hypersensitivity to the product that we are using?

Neal, Owner of Neal’s Barbershop in Florida:
A reaction to the product.

SVP, Face Skin Care:
Is it important that a customer test the product that they’re using before they use it in their daily shaving routine?

Neal, Owner of Neal’s Barbershop in Florida:
I think it would be a wise choice every time you buy skin products to test them and give them a few days to see if you’ll react to them.

SVP, Face Skin Care:
And testing would look like, you know, placing it under your arm in that sensitive area there for a day or so or few hours to see if you have a reaction.

Neal, Owner of Neal’s Barbershop in Florida:
Yes, to see if you have a reaction.

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