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Prep your skin for Shaving

Shaving can be a real chore for men and it is true that it puts regular stress on the skin. It makes it fragile and may be painful for dry or sensitive skin. Sometimes, shaving triggers inflammation of the epidermis. Preparing the skin prevents such irritation.

Why is shaving so traumatizing for the skin?

Shaving removes the hydrolipidic film that protects the skin's surface and abrades the upper layers.

As a consequence, the skin’s corneal layer dries out. The skin resists the passage of the razor slightly, creating micro-injuries. Part of the epidermis may be scraped away in places, leaving a route through which microbes can enter. This stress, repeated every day, ends up damaging the epidermis.

What do most men complain about?

Men report painful sensations during shaving, making it unpleasant.

They mention pulling and burning sensations after shaving. The epidermis is inflamed and the skin stays red: this is known as "razor burn". Gradually, the skin dries out. In more serious cases, folliculitis may develop on the face. It is characterized by small spots that resemble acne, at the base of the hairs.

How can the skin be prepared to avoid this type of discomfort?

Use the BEARDBLANKET Mask for your pre-shave and post-shave. As a pre-shave the heat trapped within the mask will open your pores and soften the facial hairs. The moisture trapped within the mask will be absorbed by the hairs making them fuller and raised for a close smooth and effort free shave.

Before using the blade, I also recommend massaging the beard using circular motions in order to make the hair stand up. The face should be shaved in the direction in which the hair grows, from the ears to the mouth and from the chin to the neck. The skin should also be well moisturized. All these habits help to prevent razor burn. When the skin is not well prepared, shaving can be truly unpleasant.After shaving use BEARDBLANKET with cold or cold infused water to reduce any inflammation, close the pores and hydrate the skin

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