The 4 Myths of Shaving

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Four common shaving habits that are bad for your skin

#1. Cold Water Shave

Despite what your grandpa said to you about shaving with cold water back when he was “your age.”

The truth is that shaving with cold water can cause shaving irritation.

Here’s Why:
Coldwater causes your pores to close up, making removing the hair more difficult.

Cold water should only be used at the end of your shave when you’re fully rinsed off.

#2. Dry Shaving

Dry shaving will most definitely leave you with razor burn and irritation, damaging the skin.

Here’s Why:
First, shaving when your skin is dry will dull your razor blades fast.
Secondly, you shave more oils and debris left on your skin.

#3. Razor Blade System

Arguably, 5 or 6 blades work better.
Recent research shows that 5-6 blades aren’t necessary for getting a better shave.

Preparing the skin is really where a good shave begins.

A three-blade system is best for men with sensitive skin.

#4. Soap as Shaving Lather

The lather from the soap is made up mostly of glycerin and agents that strip the skin of oil.

Shaving oil and creams contain ingredients that create a buffer between your skin and the razor blade.

It gives a great slippery surface so that your razor has a better glide and protects your skin from being stripped of its oils.

About the Author

John Max

John is a certified fitness trainer, writer, and fashion enthusiast and has worked with people of all age groups. He understands the difference a right shaving kit makes in your personality and routine. He reads a lot of stuff on the internet to explore and stay updated with the latest advancements in the face and body shaving industry. John also regularly tests and analyzes the benefits and features of as many shaving products as possible. Without a surprise, many of our readers love his reviews and testing style for how thorough and straightforward they are.