If you experience shaving rash or nicks and cuts when shaving, read on to see tips for shaving sensitive skin, and start enjoying a smoother, more comfortable shave.
Use a face wash or facial scrub to help soften facial hair before you shave. You also should hydrate skin with warm water for at least three minutes to further soften your facial hair and make it easier to cut.
Properly prepare your skin:
Use a nondrying, dermatologist-tested shave gel, to soften hair and help defend your skin against nicks and cuts. Also, use an advanced multiblade razor that has blades
spaced closer together, such as Fusion5 ProGlide Razor with Flexball™ Technology, to help reduce pressure on each blade for more comfort and less irritation.
Start with the right tools:
Dull blades can lead to nicks and irritation. Change your blade when you experience tugging or discomfort. Or try a razor that features an indicator strip that will fade to white when you might no longer be getting an optimal shave.
Check your blades:
Shave with light, gentle strokes. Your razor should do the work, not you. Start shaving with the grain (in the direction of hair growth). Then if necessary, go against the grain for an even closer shave.
Use good technique:
Shaving your upper lip and around your mouth at the end of your shave will give the shave gel more time to soak in, further softening your facial hair and making it easier to cut. Also, a single blade is really useful for shaving the tricky places, such as under your nose.
Save the best for last:
Rinsing the blade often throughout your shave prevents buildup on the blade edges and cartridge, and will result in better glide and more comfort and rinse your blade frequently.
Protect your face and neck:
After shaving, rinse skin with cool water and pat it dry. Then use a hydrating aftershave lotion, to cool and moisturise your skin.