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Shaving for men: Perfect shave care for the skin

Every man knows there can be problems with even the best shaving routine. As nice as a clean-shaven face is, daily shaving quickly becomes an ordeal for the skin. To protect the skin against irritation and shaving rash, it is important to extend the actual shaving process with a few nourishing steps. Here are our top shaving tips:

Step 1: Start the day in a relaxed manner by allowing yourself plenty of time for shaving. Hurrying and stressing will quickly result in painful cuts.

Step 2: Start by thoroughly cleansing the face. This gets rid of germs that might otherwise get into the pores of the skin. Shaving foam, shaving gel or shaving cream also adhere much better to oil-free skin.

Step 3: Only now do we get to the actual shaving part: Men who want to hit the ground running in the morning will love shaving gels that have a cooling effect. For sensitive skin, men should make sure to choose products with fragrance-neutral and non-alcoholic formulas. Give your shaving foam, shaving gel or shaving cream at least two minutes to soften your stubble. Hair is the hardest on the upper lip and chin – it is best to shave here last when the hair has had time to soften thoroughly. Now rinse off the stubble and foam residues with cold water. This refreshes the skin and causes the pores to contract again.

Step 4: After shave and care go hand in hand. To prevent skin irritation and spots, you should always treat your skin after shaving with an aftershave, shaving soap or a face cream. Products containing alcohol disinfect and prevent irritation, while cooling formulas provide an additional burst of freshness. Men with sensitive or dry skin should choose a mild, alcohol-free after-shave that moisturises and assists with skin regeneration. A balm that soothes irritated areas of the skin and at the same time gives the skin new energy offers double care.


For all shave types

For some, a wet shave isn't for them. Many men prefer a dry shave, though it's still important to soothe and disinfect the skin after shaving with a moisturising after-shave product. And those who decide against shaving entirely and choose the current bearded trend should not, of course, omit facial care. The skin under your beard can easily become dry and flaky. You should therefore use a light facial gel that is easy to apply in spite of beard hair. When shaving the body, basically the same principles apply as for the face: to remove hair gently, it always should first be soaked with shaving foam, shaving gel or shaving cream. Subsequently, the freshly shaved and thus extremely sensitive areas should be treated with a mild, alcohol-free aftershave balm.