Shaving is essential for most men, although more and more men prefer to wear huge beards that save them from the sometimes tedious work of shaving every day. Shaving is usually a quick and easy process although on some occasions it can lead to complications that no one wants to occur.
And it is that men usually shave without watching over some fundamental aspects and also doing it like a hellish routine that only complicates things. One of those complications that can appear after shaving is that of the skin irritation, which can occur for various reasons like.
Today and through this article we are going to show you 10 of the reasons why our skin gets irritated when shaving. They are just 10 of the many reasons why our skin can be irritated, but without a doubt they are the best known and the most frequently repeated. If you don't want shaving to become hell, try not to make sure that any of these reasons occur daily in your shaving.
Table of Contents
- 1 Dry shaving
- 2 Shave with cold water
- 3 Shaving with an overly worn blade
- 4 Shaving with a rusty blade
- 5 Shaving with too much pressure
- 6 The rush is not good
- 7 Shave against the grain
- 8 Shaving by giving too many strokes in the same area
- 9 Using an alcoholic aftershave
- 10 Shaving with equipment not suitable for your needs
Most men have shaved dry on occasion, without wetting our faces and lathering, usually because we have run out and we have not remembered to buy it the day before in the supermarket.
Unfortunately dry shaving is not a great idea, although at first it may seem that it has no consequence. Without exception if we do not wet our face, with hot water if possible or we foam or gel to open the pores of our face, when we finish shaving we will suffer an important and above all annoying irritation.
Shave with cold water
It may seem silly but shaving with cold water can cause significant irritation for our skin. Whenever possible it is important to shave with hot water as this opens the pores of the skin, prepares it for shaving and avoids annoying irritations.
Shaving with an overly worn blade
We all know that shaving blades are not exactly cheap, but that is not why we should shave every morning with a too worn blade and this can cause irritation.
If the blade you use is too worn and does not cut as well as it should, you have to think about changing it, even if you are going to have to spend a good handful of euros on a new one. Our recommendation is that you close your eyes when paying, pay them quickly and do not think about what some blades have cost you with which you can only shave.
Shaving with a rusty blade
Continuing with what we have already discussed in the previous section, it is essential not to shave with a too worn blade and of course you have to watch that it is not rusted in any of its parts. Cheap blades rust easily if we do not use them frequently or if we do not change them from time to time, which can only lead to problems, among which of course is the irritation of our skin.
Shaving with too much pressure
Shaving applying too much pressure most of the time makes our skin irritated, with the discomfort that this supposes. It is not usually by chance that we shave with a lot of pressure and this is usually the result of not knowing how to shave, that the blade is too worn and does not cut or that we are shaving dry and therefore it is necessary to apply more pressure so that the blade moves through our skin easily .
If you notice that you are shaving applying too much pressure, stop for a second to think about the reasons why this can happen and do not wait until your face is red as a tomato to make decisions and measures.
The rush is not good
Shaving too fast is not a good thing and it is that on the one hand we can end up with a wound, sometimes quite important, on our face, but also with a significant irritation that we will regret as soon as we finish shaving.
We know it's a bit crazy, but enjoy shaving and give it 15-20 minutes to make the experience as pleasant as possible.
Shave against the grain
Shaving against the grain is something that many men do for different reasons, including comfort, preventing the beard from coming out so quickly or looking for the opposite effect, that the beard begins to come out in certain areas that we have more depopulated. However shaving in this way can cause skin irritation.
If this is your case, try to shave in the direction of your beard hairs and do not innovate by doing it against the grain if you do not want to have a certain pain for a few minutes or even hours.
Shaving by giving too many strokes in the same area
Going through the same area several times with the blade is something that can allow us to leave the area perfectly, but at the same time we can cause significant irritation. When you shave, try one or two strokes at most the area is perfect, otherwise if you spend too many times in the same area, it can be irritated very easily.
Be careful if the blade is too worn or even rusty since if you go through the same area several times with a blade in poor condition, the result can be very painful for you.
Using an alcoholic aftershave
One of the mistakes many men make most often after shaving is applying a aftershave with alcohol, which does nothing more than irritate our facial skin.
Just after you finish shaving, a good idea is to use a lotion or a balm that does not contain alcohol, to avoid irritations and especially to put an end to an experience that must be pleasant and not the opposite.
Shaving with equipment not suitable for your needs
Even if you have been shaving for years and have a lot of practice with the blade, it may be useless if you don't have the right equipment to shave every morning. Make sure you have the most suitable blade for your needs and that it is in good condition, because otherwise it will not do any good if you have shaved hundreds of and hundreds of times.
Do not be a rat, although when it comes to shaving, we know that it is difficult, and buy yourself some good blades with which to shave is a pleasant experience and not a real torture, which ends with wounds and irritations on your face.
As we told you before, these are just some of the reasons why the skin on your face can end up irritated, but there may be some others, depending a lot on the state of the skin of each one, so be careful when it comes to shaving, because even though you've done it hundreds of times you can end up having a bad and painful experience.
Ready to shave without suffering annoying irritations on your skin?.