Shaving sensitive skin: Tips to prevent skin irritation

Scheren van een gevoelige huid: Tips om huidirritatie te voorkomen

Shaving sensitive skin can be quite a challenge. Many men suffer from razor burn , rashes, razor cuts and small inflammations that lead to acne . With sensitive skin you have to be extra careful and know how to prevent this.

Fortunately, we Alphas have been in the skin and shave business for a while now, so give us a chance to get you started on avoiding that self-flagellation in the bathroom.

Preparing your skin for shaving

When shaving sensitive skin, it is important that you follow the correct sequence. That starts with preparing the skin correctly. As we often write, a warm shower is the perfect preparation for a shave. The stubble becomes soft and the skin relaxes because the skin follicles open up due to the warm water.

After a hot shower, we recommend using a pre-shave . Especially with sensitive skin, the use of a pre-shave is essential. A pre shave ensures that a protective layer is placed over the skin so that your razor glides smoothly over your skin.

One of the best pre shaves for sensitive skin is the Proraso Pre Shave Cream White Sensitive . This mild pre-shave cream ensures maximum shaving comfort when shaving sensitive skin. This pre-shave with aloe vera, green tea and vitamin E puts an extra protective layer over the skin and softens the hairs so that the blade glides more easily over the skin.

In addition to the Proraso pre shave, we also have other good pre shaves, which you can find in our top 10 best pre shave .

Use a good shaving soap

Proper preparation before shaving is important. But a good shaving soap is also indispensable. Make sure, especially if you suffer from sensitive skin, for a shaving soap with the best natural ingredients and preferably one that is free of perfume.

A shaving soap that we can recommend is the Proraso Shaving Soap White Sensitive . This shaving soap is very suitable for sensitive skin and contains mild ingredients that have a calming effect on the skin. Would you rather look for something else? Then take a look at our top 10 best shaving soaps for sensitive skin .

Use a safety razor

Sensitive skin benefits greatly from using a real razor . A safe fety razor . After all, top chefs work with the best knives for a reason.

An example of a good safety razor is the popular Mühle R89 . In this classic safety razor from Mühle you only place one razor blade instead of the three to seven blades that a Gillette cartridge razor contains. The big advantage of this is that only one blade instead of three to seven blades scrubs over your sensitive skin. As a result, your sensitive skin will become much less irritated.

Tip: do you want to know more aboutthe differences between a safety razor and a cartridge razor ? Then take a look at our blog.

Soothe your skin with an aftershave balm

When your shave is over, you actually have to take one more step. And that is applying a mild aftershave balm . With this you can give your freshly shaved skin the necessary care and you can prevent a lot of shaving irritations. And that is essential when shaving sensitive skin. A good aftershave for sensitive skin therefore has the following characteristics:

  • Contains mild ingredients
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Softens the skin
  • Close the pores
  • Disinfects and prevents bacteria
  • Helps heal razor cuts quickly

Proraso Aftershave Balm White Sensitive meets all these characteristics and is therefore very suitable for taking care of freshly shaved sensitive skin. Would you prefer a different aftershave? Then check out our top 10 best aftershave balm .

Last tip: Read the article carefully about the most common shaving mistakes . An excellent guide to help you even further on your way to completing a shave that is as comfortable as possible without irritated skin!

If you still have questions or comments, we would of course like to hear from you.

Good luck!

Your friends, The Alpha Men.