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How Shaving Affects Your Skin

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Shaving is the most global, popular, and customary way of removing hair. Most people use the shaving method in order to get rid of unwanted hair quickly and efficiently. Although productive, shaving can have quite an effect on our skin. Our skin and hair are all different because of our varying genetics. Hair growth on the head, face, and body are all determined by individual and varying hormones.

Depending on your hair growth, skin, and aesthetics shaving is done in different degrees. Some men might shave every day, while others might do so sparingly. Using the right razor, shave cream and skincare products can profoundly affect your skin and its’ reaction to shaving.

What Happens To Your Skin After You Shave

When the most important part of your skin- the outermost layer (Stratum Crorneum) is denied moisturize, the result is dry and peeling skin. Shaving can strip away this layer. In order to prevent skin irritation and dryness, you must invest in your skincare products.

In a poll conducted by the International Dermal Institute, 79 percent of respondents said they had at least one skin problem associated with shaving. Ingrown hairs and razor burns are the most common of these skin problems. When you cut your hair off the top layer of skin the result is a sharp edge. As your hair grows back, these sharp edges can become embedded within the skin. This results in bumps, redness, and sometimes ingrown hairs.

Razor bumps and skin irritation can result in a vicious cycle of skin problems. If your skin is affected and you continue to shave over the problematic areas, your outer layer of skin can be perpetually damaged.  To help prevent and alleviate these skin problems use products that combat these irritations. HeadBlade’s ClearHead Bump treatment helps prevent ingrown hairs and eradicates the ones you do have. ClearHead features Green Tea Extract and Zinc PCA which naturally inhibits oiliness. It helps keep your skin smooth and clear.

You can supplement your shave by removing the dead skin cells on your head and face. The exfoliating nature of both shaving and scrubbing can eliminate dirt and other particles that can cause acne. However, if you are a daily or regular shaver, you must be cognizant of excessive exfoliation. Don’t strip away the natural oils that your body provides. Using a balanced exfoliating product such as HeadShed Scrub, you can take off dead skin and preps for a great shave.