Male Skin Tips - Shaving

Due to male-dominant hormones such as testosterone, a man’s skin is up to 25% thicker than a woman’s’ and has a higher collagen density.

Male skin tends to produce more oil and has a thicker texture compared to female skin. This contributes to oily shine and potential for congestion or breakouts. Lifestyle and environmental factors such as UV exposure, stress and poor sleep can cause skin damage, lines and wrinkles. Wearing SPF daily and including antioxidant-rich formulas will help defend skin from the damaging elements.

Daily shaving can cause a host of skin challenges, from post-shave irritation, ingrown hairs and razor bumps. To keep skin healthy and control oily shine, use a clay-based cleanser to wash your face every day and a light, oil-free lotion with skin-balancing prebiotics after shaving.

Shaving top tips

  • Shower before your shave. The steam and water soften the beard.
  • Shave 20 minutes after waking; this improves closeness of the shave as skin is puffy directly after waking.
  • Use a good quality razor and lubricating shaving cream to avoid drag.
  • Don’t press too hard and rinse the blade frequently.
  • Shave in the direction of hair growth and rinse face thoroughly with tepid, not hot water.

Ask your professional skin therapist for personalised skin advice and help to deep clean and rejuvenate skin.

Available by telephone 01795 420152