As a kid in the 1980s, I recall a rigid exercise my paternal grand dad
(of blessed memory) was engaged in. He was always waking up to his shaving ritual. He did this in committed fashion and wouldn’t even touch breakfast until he’s done! Back then, I was bemused, but now I know better.
I’ve come to realize that ladies love their men suave and dapper with little or no beards. A guy may be good looking, good cook, good dresser, amiable, intellectually sound, but if he’s facially unkempt, ladies won’t really appreciate him. Ladies do prefer a “P.Diddy” look, as opposed to “Damien Marley” or “Rick Ross” looks. However, one thing ladies MAY NOT KNOW is the irritations, rashes, bumps and burns that comes after shaving!
These skin “issues” happen because guys adopt flawed grooming tips. It’s for this reason I came up with this post to aid guys enjoy shaving (without fear of razor bumps, burns, cuts or rashes). Also, ladies could share this post with their men too. But if your man insist on looking like Rick Ross, just let him be.
Please the tips here apply to all skin types. For shaving products, I’d recommend you visit established beauty shops in Lekki, Abuja, Port Harcourt, or you could go online: http://www.maleface.com to source for more tips, advice & products.
1. If you are the type that shaves daily, avoid doing this first thing
in the morning. Wait for about 30 minutes for the fluids in your skin to recede before beginning your shaving ritual.
2. Apply facial cleanser to eradicate dead skin cells. This will open the pores of the skin for close shave.
3. With a shave cream handy, apply and massage it to your stubble (if any).
4. Pick a sharp blade or shaving stick, rinse it in hot water and carefully shave in slow short strokes.
5. Shave in the direction of how hair grows on your face. If you shave against the direction, it’ll cause razor burns, rashes and redness.
6. After shaving, apply an oil-free moisturiser to soothe and protect your skin. However, after-shave balm is also useful but check it for alcohol content.
7. Please guys, avoid using mentholated shaving products. They ALL cause one form of skin irritation or the other. This is the culprit behind guys scratching their chin.
Finally, it’s very crucial to avoid re-used or dull blades. When a dull blade is applied to the skin, it catches up with the skin and the hairs, thereby leading to cuts. After cuts come infection. After infection comes bumps/rashes.
I’m very sure no man wants to keep having skin “issues” every time. Ladies, this is the right time to open up with the man (or men) in your life about these tips!
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