DON'T SUFFER FROM SKIN IRRITATIONS

Do you suffer from razor burn? Or skin irritation after you shave? Well you’re not alone.

You may shave more or you may shave less than the average man, but there’s no denying it, the skin can take a beating. Our advice? It’s all about the skincare products that can help.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SHAVING

Did you know that every time you shave, you remove the upper layer of skin cells? Scary but true. Here’s how to help your skin cope.

  1. Shaving exposes immature skin that’s highly sensitive to external factors like wind and sunlight, as well as chemicals in the environment. That’s why it’s important to give back to your skin and protect it with a post-shave moisturiser.
  2. Some shaving products, like alcohol-laden aftershaves, also strip your skin’s natural oils, leaving it dry, tight and prone to inflammation. Our tip: products with 0% alcohol give your skin the best chance to repair.
  3. Once inflamed, that daily shave can lead to increased irritation. Using moisturising skincare products specifically designed to soothe and protect can help to break the cycle and promote comfortable, healthy skin.

6 THINGS YOU SHOULD BE DOING FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

Number 1, don’t rush. Shaving too closely or quickly, with too much pressure can lead to razor burn and irritation. Aim to take 5 minutes.

  1. Protect and lubricate with mild, soothing shaving products
    These allow the razor to glide smoothly over the skin to avoid nicks and cuts, and help to protect the skin’s natural oil barrier.
    Try NIVEA MEN Sensitive Shaving Foam or NIVEA MEN Sensitive Shaving Gel.
  2. Use a sharp, clean razor
    With a blunt blade you’ll apply more pressure, which will remove more skin cells and create more irritation. Keep your blade clean and dry to make it last the distance. Once the shave stops feeling super-smooth, it’s time for a new blade.
  3. Shave in the direction your hair grows, not against it
    If you have coarse hair, you can shave against it, but only after first shaving in the direction of hair growth.
  4. Use light-textured moisturisers rather than heavy creams
    You might think rich creams would be more soothing, but light moisturisers are gentler and better tolerated by sensitive skin.
    Try NIVEA MEN Protective Moisturiser SPF15 or NIVEA MEN Sensitive Post Shave Balm.
  5. Avoid products with alcohol
    These can cause burning and dryness because the alcohol strips the protective oils from the skin.
    Try NIVEA MEN Sensitive Protective Moisturiser SPF15 and NIVEA MEN Sensitive After Shave Splash, they have 0% alcohol.

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