How to Prevent Razor Bumps
Shaving is a time-honored tradition. From father to son, grandfather to grandson, most men develop their shaving routine based on those who have passed down this ritual. But some of these rituals leave out key steps or, even worse, cause us to work bad habits into our routine. This is where those nasty razor bumps come in. There’s nothing delightful about them, and we know that, so we’re ready to set the record straight by showing you how to avoid them.
Bevel puts all the right tools in your hand to get the job done. Bump free.
Wash Your Face First
It’s okay to shave first thing in the morning, but you should be aware that there are a few things you need to do before a razor ever touches your face. First off, you need to cleanse your pores. The best way to do this is to take a hot shower, making sure to scrub your face. If you’re stretched for time, a quicker alternative would be to use a good face wash and warm water to wash your face. These processes help soften and remove any grime or bacteria that clogs pores and leads to bumps.
A Pre-Shave Oil and Shave Cream Are A Must
One of the main reasons men get razor bumps is that they don’t properly moisturize their face. All men should use a daily face moisturizer as a general facial care recommendation, but when it comes to shaving, a good pre-shave oil and shave cream go a long way.
Pre-shaving oils add another layer of protection by moisturizing the skin and getting the hair to stand straighter off the skin. The straighter it is, the less likely it is to curl, grow in your skin, and form bumps. Shave cream is equally helpful. You never want to shave a dry surface, so always lather up before you shave. Choose a shaving cream at your own discretion, but the best shaving creams are glycerin-based. If possible, avoid benzocaine and menthol, because they both are known to clog pores.
Get The Right Shaving Kit
This is the easy part. You know why? Because Bevel has you covered with the best shaving kit for men. The best toolsets provide you with the tools you need, regardless of the situation. Bevel’s Shave Kit does the same. By providing a pre-shave oil, a shave brush that gently and naturally exfoliates, a specifically formulated shave cream, an alcohol-free post-shave balm, and one of the best double edge safety razors, Bevel puts all the right tools in your hand to get the job done. Bump free.
All men should use a daily face moisturizer as a general facial care recommendation, but when it comes to shaving, a good pre-shave oil and shave cream go a long way.
Rinse Up and Aftershave
Once the shaving is done and you’re looking your best, all that’s left is rinsing your face off and applying some post-shave balm or after-shave lotion. At the beginning of the shave, you used warm water to open your pores, right? Well, end with cold water. Cold water closes pores and makes it more difficult for bacteria to get inside. What’s left is a splash of lotion or a smear of balm. Aftershave helps prevent infections, so don’t forget this step.
You no longer have to trip about those pesky razor bumps ruining your face. Just remember these tips and you’ll be able to shave like a pro and get that clean, smooth look you’ve always wanted.