Shaving sensitive skin: Tips to prevent skin irritation

Scheren van een gevoelige huid: Tips om huidirritatie te voorkomen

Shaving sensitive skin can be quite a challenge. Many men experience razor burn, rashes, razor wounds and minor inflammations that turn into acne. Therefore, with sensitive skin, you have to be extra careful and know how to avoid it.

Fortunately, we Alphas have been in the skin and shaving business for a while so give us a chance to get you started on how to avoid that self-flagellation in the bathroom.

Preparing your skin for shaving

When shaving sensitive skin, it is important to follow a proper sequence. That starts with properly preparing your skin. As we have written many times before, a hot shower is the perfect preparation for a shave. The stubble softens and the skin relaxes as the pockets of the skin open up due to the warm water.

After a hot shower, we recommend using a preshave. Especially with sensitive skin, using a pre shave is essential. A pre shave ensures that a protective layer is laid over the skin so that your razor glides smoothly over your skin.

One of the best pre shaves for sensitive skin is the Proraso Pre Shave Cream White Sensitive. This mild pre shave cream provides maximum shaving comfort for sensitive skin. This pre shave with aloe vera, green tea and vitamin E puts an extra layer of protection over the skin and softens the hairs allowing the blade to glide more easily over the skin.

Besides Proraso 's pre shave, we also have other good pre shaves, you can find them in our top 10 best preshaves.

Use a good shaving soap

Proper preparation before shaving is important. But a good shaving soap is also essential. Especially if you suffer from sensitive skin, make sure you choose a shaving soap with the best natural ingredients and preferably one that is free of perfume.

One shaving soap we can recommend is the Proraso Shaving Soap White Sensitive. This shaving soap is great for sensitive skin and contains mild ingredients that have a soothing effect on the skin. Still looking for something else? Then check out our top 10 best shaving soaps for sensitive skin.

Use a safety razor

Sensitive skin benefits greatly from using a real razor. A safety razor. After all, top chefs work with the best knives for a reason.

An example of a good safety razor is the popular Mühle R89. In this classic safety razor from Mühle, you place only one razor blade instead of the three to seven blades that a Gillette cartridge razor contains. The big advantage of this is that only one blade instead of three to seven blades trips over your sensitive skin. As a result, your sensitive skin is much less likely to become irritated.

Tip: Want to know more about the differences between a safety razor and cartridge razor? Check out our blog.

Soothe your skin with an after shave balm

Once your shave is over, there is one more step you need to take. And that is applying a mild aftershave balm. With this you can give your freshly shaved skin the necessary care and can prevent a lot of shaving irritations. And that is essential when shaving sensitive skin. Therefore, a good aftershave for sensitive skin has the following characteristics:

  • Contains mild ingredients
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Softens the skin
  • Closes the pores
  • Disinfects and prevents bacteria
  • Helps shaving wounds heal quickly

Proraso Aftershave Balm White Sensitive meets all these characteristics and is therefore very suitable for taking care of freshly shaved sensitive skin. Would you prefer a different aftershave? Then check out our top 10 best aftershave balm.

Final tip: Read the article the most common shaving mistakes carefully. An excellent guide to help you further on your way to completing a shave as comfortably as possible without irritated skin!

Should you still have any questions or remarks, please let us know.

Good luck!

Your friends, The Alpha Men.