Natural oils are removed from your face each time you wash which leaves skin unprotected from the blade. Not only does some gel, foam and cream have moistorising attributes to rehydrate the face, in addition, it acts as a barrier to protect your skin from irritation. If you find that you’re prone to razor burn, bumps, nicks, cuts and generally uncomfortable wet shaves, then using a shaving brush to reach a thick lather is right for you.
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By whisking the foam, gel or lotion using all the bristle end of the brush, then you will see its volume growth.
The next step is to create a better barrier against your skin. When you use a razor or wet electric shaver, you are placing a blade against your skin, and not prepping it beforehand means tugging hairs, nicks and cuts. To achieve the best barrier possible, using foam, gel or cream, pop some into a dish then moisten your shaving brush with a little warm water.
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For most guys, squeezing gel or foam in the dispenser into their hand and slapping it onto their face would be the ideal thing to do. A smudge here and there and they’re ready to place the blade to skin. However, a fantastic lather is key to a close shave.
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Shaving brushes have been in existence for a long time and that can not be a terrible thing. They have been popular with barbers for decades, so who offer hair care like the cutthroat shave and there is a fantastic reason why many still use a shaving brush to lather your face up till they do so. This is why, and why you May Want to consider buying a shaving brush to your next wet shave…
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You should then’paint’ the lather over the areas you’re likely to eliminate the hair from. The bristles flex and move with the contours of the face. That usually means that the lather is becoming underneath the hair and lifts it out of your face. It produces a barrier but forces the hair to stand on end, so you are not having to go over precisely the exact same place more than once to grab overlooked hair.
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When wet shaving you should always use warm water to dampen your face first. This will help aid a smoother shave and also cause less irritation to your skin.