Traditional Shaving Cream
Switching to a traditional shaving cream or soap — these are usually formulated with Glycerin unlike the canned creams you can buy on the high-street which often contain skin irritants — can help prevent the skin from drying out during the shaving process. They also form a rich, dense lather which softens the beard and protects the skin from irritation and razor burn.
Traditional Shaving Creams
Preperation is key to a good shave. Using a pre-shave oil ensures that the skin is suitably protected from the razor blade. It also increases razor glide and helps soften the whiskers of coarser, thicker beards.
How many blades does your razor have? 3? 5? 26? In simple terms, fewer blades means less irritation. The use of a safety razor is ideal for those who suffer from ingrown hairs and razor bumps, or for those who just want to experience a smoother, closer shave. If you need further persuasion; replacement razor blades are available from as little as ten pence too!
The original aftershave, alum stone is a naturally occurring substance that was originally part of every barbers equipment. Dab on the face after shaving to heal small nicks and cuts and close the skin's pores.
The addition of a shaving brush to your shaving regime has multiple benefits; it gently exfoliates, lifts the beard and generates a thicker, creamier lather to help cushion the skin from the razor blade.