When was the last time you evaluated the way you shaved? I bet you’ve been doing the same thing time after time, getting the same results (good or bad).
There are many aspects to shaving that can be less than desirable like maybe you have sensitive skin that gets irritated no matter how you shave or you’re tired of spending money on the fancy razors that don’t seem to make much of a difference.
Well, luckily for you, we’re going to break down the resurging art of wet shaving and we have compiled a great list of tips and tricks to make your next wet shave the best one yet.
Now is the time to take back your shaving.
No real surprise here that water would be the first component to WET shaving. Warm water will soften the hair, lubricate your skin and pores and prepare your face. Depending on your routine and time frame, some individuals like to shave after a hot shower or some like to just apply a hot, wet towel to their faces. Either one will do the job just fine.
The right razor can and will make all the difference in the world. We suggest using 3-5 blade razors as we’ve found that 1 blade razors require more pressure to be applied. They also require shaving products (read on to see why you need to avoid them), can result in more cuts and are not as maneuverable as razors with more blades.
No matter how you choose to do it, shaving will cause some amount irritation of your pores and skin.
This could be due to 3 (or more) factors:
We’ve found that by removing all of these factors and replacing them with one water jet fueled razor, the Aqua Jet Razor, irritation has reduced significantly if not completely.
Other ways to minimize the redness and potential razor burn that may have occurred is by splashing cool water on the shaved regions of your face and body. This causes the blood vessels and pores to constrict thus reducing any irritation.
Another trick is using 2-3 slices of cucumber after shaving or if you have extremely sensitive skin, it may be helpful to lightly rub an ice cube over the shaved skin to reduce razor burn as well.
One of the most common mistakes made is not allowing the blade to do the work. We shave with a super sharp piece of metal for a reason; to cut the hair. There is no need to press into the skin to shave, so instead let the blade gently glide across the skin.
Learn to listen to what your blade is telling you. The sound your blades makes when shaving can tell you when it needs to be replaced. Before hairs get pulled or the closeness of your shave suffers, replace your blades.
We’ve all seen the commercials about the fancy razors that look like they could drive a car with the way they pivot and come with “moisturizing strips” but what these commercials don’t say is that these strips contain extremely harmful ingredients such as polyethylene glycol or polyethylene oxide. The MSDS says, “After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water” and “Not for use in Food, Drugs or Cosmetics” and “May cause skin irritation, May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.”
Just remember that wet shaving isn’t suitable for all kinds of razors, straight blade razors, for example, require shaving products and should be avoided. Shaving creams and gels are filled with unnatural chemicals that will leave your skin dry and irritated, while the excess is washed away to the environment.
Aqua Jet Razor is the solution you need to give yourself the best shave possible without any added chemicals. The secret is water. The Aqua Jet Razor connects to your shower and water is funneled through the razor to the blades, which creates the best lubrication for a close shave of your face, arms, legs and anything else. No more irritating chemicals for you or the environment and all you get in return is the best shave of your life. To learn more about how the Aqua Jet Razor can change the way you shave, visit our website.