Razor Bumps, Ingrown Hairs and Sensitive Skin | Men’s Skin Care Tips

Today we're going to talk about a sensitive topic, your skin We're most interested in the skin on your face

We'll discuss three key skin care topics– exfoliation, sensitive skin and skin irritation, and ingrown hairs and razor bumps And share some shaving tips related to each of these topics So let's get started Topic number one, exfoliating Exfoliation is simply the removal of dead skin cells, which leaves behind smoother, fresher skin

There are lots of ways to go about this One way to exfoliate is to use a facial scrub, which can buff away oil, dirt, and dead skin cells Topic number two, sensitive skin Millions of men have sensitive skin, which means they deal with redness, irritation, or dryness You might be reluctant to shave if you have sensitive skin

To fight shaving irritation, it's important to prepare your skin the right way The first step is to wash your face and beard thoroughly Your best bet is a soap free wash or a facial scrub that's designed for your skin type Avoid bar soap, which can cause your skin to dry out and cause further irritation Next, us a quality shave prep, which can help lock in moisture and further soften hair

The next tool you'll need is a multi blade razor Check to make sure that the blades are close together The closer the blades, the less opportunity for skin to get caught between the blades Finally, try applying a hydrating aftershave lotion to moisturize your face and neck A good aftershave with moisturizer ingredients like this one, will rehydrate, calm, and comfort the skin

Topic number three, ingrown hairs If you have curly or tightly coiled hair, you may be very familiar with pseudofolliculitis barbae, or PSB PSB occurs when hair grows back into the skin or when hair grows into the follicle under the skin and can't make its way out Genetics and facial hair patterns make certain man more likely to get PSB Both razor bumps and ingrown hairs can look like pimples and become inflamed, causing discomfort while shaving

To minimize this discomfort, the right preparation for your shave is critical Proper hydration before shaving and the use of a sharp quality razor can help with razor glide, reducing skinny irritation and more easily cutting your facial hair Use light gentle strokes and re lather any areas you shave a few times So today we covered a few key skin topics– exfoliation, sensitive skin, and ingrown hairs The skin on your face is a big deal

The more you know about it, the better you can take care of it I hope these tips are helpful Thanks for watching And be sure to check out our other videos for more tips and information

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