Hi there, I’m a big fan of shaving. It's quick, easy and gives you a nice clean look. Plus it helps me feel more confident about my appearance. But like everyone else, I don't want to use non-natural products on my skin, especially when there are better options out there! The good news is that you can create a natural shaving routine with natural shaving products that will help your skin stay healthy while also looking great. Here's how:
Preparing the skin
Hot shower or bath. Taking a hot shower or bath before you shave can help to soften the hairs, making them easier to cut down.
Exfoliate. Use an exfoliant on dry skin before shaving to remove dead skin cells and make way for smoother, clearer results.
Pre-shave oil. Apply this just as you would regular lotion as part of your daily regimen; it will help keep your follicles healthy and hydrated so that they don't clog up with dirt or bacteria (which can lead to ingrown hairs).
Choosing the right razor
Choosing the right razor is another important aspect of shaving. Razors come in different types such as cartridge, safety, and straight razors, and each has its own set of benefits. A cartridge razor has a disposable head that can be replaced when it becomes dull, making it easy to maintain. A safety razor has a double-edged blade that can be replaced, providing a close and smooth shave. A straight razor is a classic option that requires more skill to use, but it provides an extremely close shave.
When you're choosing a razor, there are a few things to keep in mind:
A sharp blade. You want your blades to be as sharp as possible so they don't tug or pull on the hairs while shaving. If they're dull and worn out, this will make shaving more difficult (and painful).
Comfortability with grip and weight of the handle. It's important that you find something that feels comfortable in your hand when using it for long periods--and also something light enough so as not to tire out your arms after only a few strokes!
Easy cleaning process (or at least one where parts can be easily removed). You don't want any gunk getting trapped inside those little holes; otherwise, it might start clogging up there later on down the road
Whichever type of razor you choose, it is important to keep it clean and sharp to prolong its lifespan.
Use a natural shaving soap. The first step in creating the perfect shave is to use a high-quality shaving soap, which can be purchased at most health food stores or online. You can also make your own by mixing equal parts coconut oil and shea butter with an essential oil like lavender or eucalyptus for fragrance.*
Lather up the area to be shaved with warm water.* Using a brush, apply lather to your face in circular motions; this will help lift hairs from the skin so they're easier to cut.* If desired, add a few drops of shave oil (which acts as both an antiseptic and moisturizer) onto your fingertips before massaging into the skin prior to applying lather.
Use a sharp razor. Blunt razors are more likely to cause razor burn, ingrown hairs and cuts than sharp ones. If you have sensitive skin, consider using a safety razor, which features a protective guard between the blade and your skin; this helps prevent nicks and cuts.
Shave in short strokes and rinse the razor frequently. Don't press the razor into the skin; instead, use light pressure that's equal to the weight of your hand.
Don't shave against the direction of hair growth--that is, shave down rather than up on most parts of your body.
Aftershave splash is a product that many men use after shaving to soothe the skin. It contains alcohol, which can dry out and irritate the skin if you're prone to razor burn or ingrown hairs. Instead of using aftershave splash, try applying a natural after-shave balm instead, they typically contain ingredients like Shea butter, Jojoba oil and Castor oil that will help calm irritation while also moisturising your skin!
If you want to avoid alcohol altogether but still need something for soothing purposes (or if you just enjoy having some extra moisture), apply a moisturizer on your face afterwards. Moisturizers come in different forms; some are creams while others are lotions or gels; regardless of what type you choose though they all serve one purpose: keeping moisture locked into your face so it doesn't evaporate right away when exposed to air again!
If you have sensitive skin, the best way to avoid irritation is to use products that are made specifically for sensitive skin. You can find these at any natural beauty store or online.
You may also want to try using fewer products than usual and see if that helps. If nothing seems to work, it might be time for a new brand of shaving cream or soap. Don't give up! Experimenting with different brands and types can help you find one that works best for your face type and hair type (if there are any).
There you have it! We hope that this guide has helped you to understand the basics of creating a shaving routine for yourself. Of course, there are plenty more tips and tricks out there to try; we encourage you to experiment with different products and techniques until you find something that works best for you. Good luck!