Developing a proper skincare routine is essential if you’re looking for a foolproof way to keep your skin healthy and smooth after you shave. Considering your needs, lifestyle, and budget can help determine which products are right for you. Additionally, giving your face the right amount of attention post-shave is vital in maintaining clear and healthy skin.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss some steps you can take to form an effective basic skincare routine that will keep you feeling confident with your shaving results day after day!
Use a Cleanser
If you are looking to avoid a breakout, or those irritating razor bumps, one of the most critical steps that you should do before shaving is to use a cleanser. Cleansing your face helps remove all the dead skin cells, oil, and dirt that build up throughout the day and can build up in your razor. With it, your pores will be clear and ready for the shave.
Use a Toner
The next thing you can do before you shave, which is optional but very helpful, is use toner. Whether you will shave after or not, you should remember that toners are used after a cleanser and before a moisturizer. A toner removes any dust pollution, bacteria, dirt, or makeup left behind from the cleanser. You can also use a toner to shrink pores. In other words, it gives you an extra deep clean.
Use a Moisturizer
The next step on this list for your basic skincare shaving routine is using a moisturizer. Most of the time, shaving is usually done after showering or bathing. Both activities dry the skin, especially if you use hot water. More than this, using a moisturizer will help avoid any dryness that may occur after or before shaving.
Use Shaving Gel for Your Skin
One essential tip in terms of a skincare routine for shaving is to use a shaving gel that will work well with your skin type. The entire purpose of shaving a product is to lubricate the skin and to make it easier for the hair to be shaved. Some people have sensitive skin; if you do, you will want to use shaving gel designed for sensitive skin.
Rinse with Warm Water
Once you have finished shaving, you will want to rinse your face with warm water. Warm water is best to be used after you have just shaved to remove any lather left on your skin. The reason warm water is preferred to cold water is that warm water will help to remove residues that can dry up if not removed.
Rinse with Cold Water
Now that you have rinsed your face with warm water, you will want to rinse your face off with cold water. Remember, as mentioned above, warm water can dry up your skin.
The good news is that cold water has quite the opposite effect since it closes or constricts your pores. This means any pollutants or dirt will have difficulty getting in and causing a breakout. Cold water is also preferred after warm water since it will help with inflammation.
The last step on this list for a skincare routine for shaving is to use aftershave. Using aftershave can be tricky since it depends on the type of aftershave you use and how soon you are using it after shaving.
If you are using an off-to-shave that has moisturizing properties, then you can use it directly after shaving since it will aid in the process of reducing inflammation and breakouts. However, if you are just using a regular off-the-shave, you should avoid using it for a couple of hours after you have shaved. This is because regular aftershave can dry or irritate your skin.
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