Provided, of course, you don't have to do anything, but we would still like to convince you from our own experiences to put your current shaving routine against the yardstick. You may have been using a preshave for years and your skin embraces its very comfortable effect, but if this is not the case yet, it is certainly worth considering using a good pre-shave before using the razor.
In fact, a good pre-shave is actually a pure necessity to be able to shave comfortably and without wounds. By the way, you apply a pre-shave under the shaving soap. As an ultimate lubricant . And if you do get started, you naturally prefer to use a high-quality pre-shave from, for example, Saponificio Varesino . Pure Italian delight.
Why do you need a Pre Shave?
That is basically quite simple. When you shave, it is an attack on the skin. In addition, the skin also loses a lot of moisture during such a shaving session. In addition, your facial skin is much more sensitive than the rest of your skin. Unless your crown jewels are subject to a sharp cross-examination. Speaking of which, it is useful to read how youcan best shave your balls . The skin is even more sensitive there and a pre-shave certainly can't hurt.
It is important to prepare your skin excellently and by including a good pre-shave in your shaving routine you will certainly succeed. A good pre-shave ensures that the skin becomes softer so that the razor glides smoothly over the skin without aggressively covering the hairs and skin.
By first warming your skin well with warm water, drying it and applying a good pre-shave, the pores will open and it will increase the elasticity of the skin. When the hair follicles are open, shaving becomes much more comfortable. In addition, a good pre-shave ensures perfect hydration.
Tip: Try Martin de Candre's excellent French Pre Shave. The Huile Végétale by Martin de Candre is a multifunctional, caring and nourishing oil. The oil is a purely natural product made from coconut oil, chamomile oil and lemon oil.
With a pre-shave as a base and a good shaving soap as the next layer, you can shave very effectively and comfortably without irritations, red glow, shaving wounds or dry skin. You can read everything about the prevention of shaving injuries in our article ' How to avoid the most common shaving mistakes '.
How do you use a Pre Shave ?
Incorporating a good pre shave into your routine is a cinch. Let's walk you through this step-by-step.
- First of all, a warm shower is the best preparation. Or at least preheat your facial skin properly. That's crucial. Preheating can also be done with a damp warm towel. Like at the barber.
- After preheating the skin and before shaving, apply a few drops or a small amount of pre-shave oil, balm, gel or cream over cleansed face and neck. Do this as evenly as possible.
- Let the product soak in for 1 to 2 minutes
- Apply a good shaving soap to the face with a brush and your shave can begin!
Tip: Always read the product description. With some pre shaves, the skin must be dry and other products need a moist surface. Check out our 10 best pre shave of the moment.
What are the benefits of a Pre Shave?
Believe us, there are quite a few. If you add a good pre-shave to your shaving routine, your skin will benefit so much from it that you don't want anything else by default. Let's list the benefits of using a good pre shave for you:
- Soften the beard hair
- Reduces skin irritation
- Hydrates the skin
- Provides a very close shave
- Prevents ingrown hairs
- Prevents razor burn
- Prevents acne
In short, perfect protection.
Tip: Always use a high quality shaving soap in addition to a pre shave . Just take a look at our 10 best shaving soaps that we have put together for you.
For which type of skin do you use which type of Pre Shave?
Of course there is a wide choice of pre shaves, each with their own lubricating properties. Especially the pre shave with carrier oils are very popular. The natural oil is usually obtained from seeds and nuts to which natural oils with vitamins are also added. An oil such as pre-shave is super fine because it moisturizes well and is very beneficial for sensitive skin. But there is also a pre-shave cream, gel and butter available.
Sensitive & dry skin
The best option is to have a pre-shave with natural ingredients on the shelf. These are softer for the skin and you suffer much less from possible irritation. That is why we recommend pre-shave with natural oils. With coconut, jojoba, grape seed, argan, castor oil or castor oil. Also called carrier oils. These moisturize excellently and offer the perfect protection.
These types of carrier oils also come with essential oils as an addition such as vitamins or essences (fragrance components). There is a chance that if you have sensitive skin this may cause irritation. Additions with sandalwood, lavender or frankincense can then offer a solution. Always test on the inside of your wrist!
Our tip : Try this refined and affordable Pre Shave from Osma .
With oily skin, a pre-shave oil can be just too much. Then it becomes too oily and greasy that this gives an uncomfortable feeling. Additional oil can only make the skin oilier. Then there are other options such as a good pre shave gel or pre shave cream . This provides the skin with excellent hydration and care without strengthening oily skin. Try it out!
If you're blessed with normal skin, you can actually use any good pre-shave we have on the shelves. All pres shaves will perfectly moisturize normal skin and provide the best protection. It is purely trying which product works most comfortably. One swears by a pure pre shave oil and the other always has a good pre shave cream in the bathroom. The point is that the pre-shave is an integral part of a super comfortable shave.
Last tip: Use a good aftershave balm after shaving. Aftershave balm soothes, cares for, repairs and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Try 1 of our 10 best aftershave balm that we have ready for you.
Of course we hope this will help you on your way to a very comfortable shave. If you still have questions, we would like to hear from you. You know where to find us.
Happy shaving & greetings!
Your friends, The Alpha Men.