The recently concluded father’s day celebrations revealed how much value people attach to the beard. The Kenyan meme’s disregarding those without beards as just one of those. The beard is seen as a sign of maturity and is super easy way to attract females. In as much as having a beard makes you very good looking, those pimples underneath, no one wants to see. Skin care and knowledge of shaving ettiquette is essential.
Men have left the art of skin care exclusively to women. Having a facial cleanse and the products used to do the same are things that are unheard of. Shaving preparation plays a critical role in elevating the shaving experience. Washing the face with a mild, soap-free cleanser, as ordinary bar soap may dry the skin of its natural moisture. An exfoliating cleanser, such as those containing small beads, may be beneficial for men with oilier skin.
Washing your face and neck helps to remove the natural oils and perspiration that inhabit water penetration. Although beard hair is as tough as copper wire, applying warm water causes hair to expand, making it softer and easier to cut. The force required to cut beard hair is reduced by almost 70 percent after a two-minute application of warm water.
Although water is the essential softening agent, the water absorbed by hair quickly evaporates, leaving the hair in its original rigid state. Shaving gel provides a protective blanket that prevents the evaporation of water and keeps beard hair soft during the shave.
Make sure your blade is fresh and use light, gentle strokes when shaving. Rinse the razor frequently to prevent the buildup of hairs and shaving gel on the blade edges and in the cartridge.
Shave cheeks, sides of the face and neck first. The toughest whiskers grow on the chin and around the lips so shave these areas last, as more time soaking in shaving gel will soften them further.
After shaving, rinse your face and neck with cool water and pat dry before applying a light moisturizer or after-shave balm.
Once you’ve got your daily regime down pat, you’ll be confident and ready to get in the game. If you find that after a few weeks you have razor burn still hanging around it may be hereditary and something that skincare alone can’t fix. If that’s the case, have a chat to a doctor or dermatologist who will be able to give you the right advice.
Gillette the leading brand in providing essentials for male etiquette in Kenya will be attempting to break the world record of the most people shaving in a single location on 29th June 2017 at KU main campus #NyoaKiProWorldRecord. This would be a great platform for you to learn all things shaving.