When it comes to grooming, shaving can be one of the roughest parts of your routine. Since the skin is left in a vulnerable state, it’s important to nourish and soothe it, and to avoid any products that might cause further irritation. As we welcome summer, and gradually leave our homes, here are some tips to help you protect your skin without compromising the quality of a smooth shave.
To streamline your shaving routine, begin by conditioning the area with a gentle exfoliator that will help clear pores, sweep away dead skin, and lift trapped hairs. It is important to avoid shaving dry as it will irritate your skin and make it dull and flaky.
Warm water will not only open up the pores but also soften and raise the hair, helping to deliver a closer shave. Work some soap into a rich, luxurious lather and apply a layer to your skin to help the razor glide effortlessly. We recommend our hydrating French White Clay Shaving Soap, which is always free of synthetic colours and fragrances. It is full of natural ingredients with nourishing properties: eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils are natural antiseptics; white clay has cleansing and balancing properties; argan and castor seed oils provide deep, calming moisturization.
As shaving can leave skin feeling sensitive and raw, it’s important to moisturize afterward to keep the skin hydrated and less prone to irritation. Massaging a few drops of Eucalyptus Argan Oil onto your recently shaved skin will do wonders. Our eucalyptus-infused products are perfect to soothe the skin after a shave. Eucalyptus has cooling properties that provide immediate refreshment, antiseptic properties for nicks and razor burn, and argan oil’s hydrating, nourishing properties keep the skin looking healthy and feeling silky. Our unscented argan oil and lotion also offer gentle-yet-effective soothing for skin post-shave.
During summer, our skin is even more vulnerable to damage from the sun’s rays. Make sure you take these extra steps during your grooming routine to protect your skin before and after a shave.