Beards cover a multitude of sins including rough or dry looking skin, so men deciding to ditch the beard are understandably nervous. In fact, a survey conducted by Sudocrem, the skincare experts better known for treating nappy rash than fuzzy faces, found that 52% of men said they worried about shaving off their beards because they thought their skin might suffer and using a razor, even with gentle shaving balm would result in a shaving rash far removed from as ’smooth as a baby’s bottom”. And, 1 in 3 men
So, what’s the solution for men who have grown tired of being hairy or those who want to lose their designer stubble?
Barber Ross Charles, shares his top tips.
- Before shaving you must cleanse your skin, this will not only prepare your skin but it will also stimulate blood flow. Using a hot flannel on your skin before shaving is a great way to open your pores and prepare your skin.
- It is important to create a lubricated base to work with, using a shave cream or gel will soften the beard hair and create a smooth base for your shave.
- Post shave, it is imperative to soothe your skin and inject some moisture back into your skin. Immediately after shaving apply a cool flannel – preferably one that has been in the fridge to ensure it is nice and cold. This will close your pores and prepare skin for a post-shave balm or cream to reduce any irritation and redness – this step must not be missed.
- The actual time you spend shaving is a minor part of this process, 70% of the time is focusing on the preparation and finish.
We asked 5 dads from The Dadsnet to ditch their beards and leave just their mustache, in support of the Movember Foundation. We a
This article has been supported by Sudocrem but all the profit is being donated to the Movember Foundation.
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