This post is a little bit different. As a mum to two teenage boys, there are things that I don’t know about. For me though it’s important that I can help my sons as they grow and become wonderful independent boys. Shaving is one area where I’m a little lost knowing what to buy them at that age. So I asked the wonderful people at The BlueBeards Revenge to share with me – and of course you – top tips for teenagers when they are first starting on the journey to shaving.
How to shave – top tips for those that are new to the shave game
Traditionally, the experts at The Bluebeards Revenge find themselves chatting with men that suffer with thick and stubborn stubble – the type that sprouts from a man’s chops in a day and leaves a shadow darker than the dead of night. But every man has to start somewhere and learning to shave is a rite of passage.
As a result, our experts have put together their top shaving tips for those that are new to the shave game!
Use a face scrub
Before you start to consider shaving creams and razors, you need to make sure the skin is clean. This can often be challenging for youngsters and their pimply faces, but a face scrub or wash will help.
Using a face scrub helps to remove dirt and oil from deep inside the pores, reducing the friction between the face and the razor. For someone that’s new to shaving, this can help to drastically reduce irritation.
Use a shaving cream, not a cheap gel
Learning to shave is an experience that should leave men feeling relaxed and pampered and is not something that can be achieved with cans of shaving slime. Start as you mean to go on by using a rich and luxurious shaving cream that offers a thicker lather than a gel. This will ultimately protect the skin more from the sharp edge of a razor.
Combine a cream with a shaving brush for an exfoliating treatment that will leave the skin feeling incredible, while also raising the hairs away from the face for an easier shave.
Save money on your razor blades
Cartridge razors are expensive, so consider learning to use a double-edge safety razor instead. They’re not as scary as they might look and you’ll save a fortune on blades in the long run. They do require a little more respect than a cartridge razor, but master them and the shave you receive is incomparable.
Shave with the grain
Shaving with the grain means that you follow the natural growth patterns of the hair when shaving with your razor. Failing to do this will likely result in a serious case of razor rash, leaving a man red faced and sore for a number of days.
As a shaving newbie, it’s also worth considering avoiding any more than one pass. The skin will slowly build resilience to razor blades, but until that happens it’s likely to be very sensitive.
Use a post-shave balm to settle the skin
Using a post-shave balm will help to rehydrate and moisturise the skin, as well as offering a further layer of protection from the elements. Look to use products that include soothing ingredients such as aloe vera.
I really hope the above information helps you and your teenager. For more shaving tips and tricks head over the The Bluebeards Revenge Website where you can also pick up some of the products mentioned above which are ideal for teenagers just starting on the shaving journey.
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