How to Shave with Sensitive Skin | Gillette
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How to Shave with Sensitive Skin | Gillette

Today I’m going to walk you
through some simple steps you can take to get a
comfortable shave, even if you have sensitive areas
or easily-irritated skin. To defend your skin
from shaving irritation, the right preparation is critical. The first step is to wash your
face and beard thoroughly. After rinsing your face, you
may want to further hydrate by soaking a towel with
warm water and holding it against your skin for
two to three minutes. This will do two things,
one, remove oil, dirt, and dead skin that can
block your razor’s path and prevent a smooth glide;
and two, soften your hair, making each strand
easier to cut through. Now all you need are the proper shaving
tools to get started with your shave. Use a good shave gel to help
the razor glide smoothly over the contours of your face and neck. Once you’ve applied the right
shave gel for your sensitive skin, the next tool you need
is a multi-blade razor. Check to make sure that the
blades are close together. The closer the blades,
the less opportunity for skin to get caught
between the plates. If you feel the blades
of your razor tugging, it may be time to switch
it out for another. Or if you have an indicator
strip on the back of your razor, check to see if it’s faded to white. A white strip means that
your blade has dulled, indicating that you may want
to switch to a fresh blade. To shave, use light, gentle strokes. Many guys feel that first shaving
with the grain of your hair– that is, in the direction
that your hair is growing– and then following up with
strokes in the opposite direction, provides the closest, smoothest shave. However, since facial hair tends
to grow in different directions, you’ll almost always be shaving
both with and against the grain. An advanced razor like this
one will deliver a close shave, even against the grain. You should shave in the direction
you’re most comfortable with. The neck tends to be the most
sensitive area on your face. But if you shave it last, the
shave gel will have more time to soften the hair, allowing
your blade to cut even easier. If your razor has a
single blade trimmer, use it to carefully
shave under your nose. This will give you easier
access to hard-to-reach hair, without running the risk of
over-shaving your sensitive upper-lip. You may notice that your razor
occasionally gets clogged, so you should rinse out your blades
with running water every few strokes. Rinse your face with cold
water to soothe the skin. Finally, try applying a
hydrating aftershave lotion to moisturize your face and neck. A good aftershave with moisturizing
ingredients like this one will rehydrate, calm,
and comfort the skin. OK. Let’s recap. Prepare your skin. Use the right tools for your skin-type. And moisturize your skin. Thanks for watching. And be sure to check out our other
videos for more tips and information.


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