We’ve all seen the the shaving commercials, whether it is for wet-shaving (Gillette) or dry-shaving (Braun). They are all promoting the same thing… a smooth, close shave. Nothing wrong with that! After all, I think we all can appreciate a close shave, including myself!
But what about those guys that suffer with irritated skin after such a close shave? No worries, I’ve got you covered!
Because when it comes to shaving there is always an answer…
If you want a close shave without the irritation, keep the hair “above“the skin-line. Try a pair of trimmers (Andis – T Outliners or Oster Taler, my favorite!), this gives your face the appearance of a very close shave but the hair is slightly above the skin. The only downfall to this practice is that in order to keep this look, a daily trim is required. However, in my opinion, shaving like this keeps the face looking smooth without the annoying appearance of discolored and frustrating ingrown hairs.
Side Note: After shaving… DO NOT use rubbing alcohol to cool the skin. Instead, rinse the face with cool water and apply an aftershave balm.