Whether you are an athlete or just a man looking to remove unwanted body hair, the chances are you may be seeking other ways to groom your body. Let’s face it, body shaving provides the confidence and the personal look you want, but it also has a downside. The downside is that you may face razor injuries, skin irritation, or even rashes. However, by reading this article you may find helpful tips and tricks to make your grooming a little easier.
Using a personal favorite razor and shaving soap is an efficient way to remove unwanted hair on the chest, stomach, back, and other body parts. However, applying a proper shaving technique may prevent skin irritation and shaving nuisances.
Benefits of Applying Pre-shave Oil
Applying a pre-shave oil may help prevent shaving discomfort or even protect those who have sensitive skin. Using a pre-shave oil containing essential oils may allow for softening and moisturization for the skin. Research shows that certain essential oils have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that may protect your skin from itchiness or inflammation. In addition, the mixture of a pre-shave oil and shaving cream can reduce the friction on your skin allowing the razor to glide easily in order to provide a smoother and closer shave.
Using the Right Tools
What shaving tools you should use on your body can be determined by the amount and type of hair that is on your body parts. For instance, if you have thick or coarse hair you may want to use a trimmer before the razor. By using an electric trimmer, you are able to remove the amount of hair that can potentially block the razor or even your view of the region you are working on. Trimming prior to shaving may decrease the amount of forceful tugging or pulling that may occur while using a razor. In fact, you may be able to acquire a closer shave by trimming beforehand.
Once you are done shaving you may want to protect your skin with a moisturizer. Studies show that applying moisturizer after you shave may help hydrate the skin as well as improve the skin’s protective properties.
You can also apply coconut oil to soothe and rejuvenate irritated areas. Scientists show that coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may promote wound healing and repair of the skin barrier.
In summary, it may be beneficial to apply coconut oil and everyday moisturizers in order to protect or remedy skin irritations. However, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider about your shaving complications and to discuss other protective ways that allow you to shave your body properly.
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