If you're like many men, you may have a routine when it comes to shaving – lather up with some shaving cream from the drug store, take a few strokes with your razor, and rinse off. While this may be sufficient for some, adding pre-shave oil to your routine can greatly enhance your shaving experience.
Pre-shave oil is a product that is applied to your skin before you apply shaving cream or gel. It is typically made from a combination of natural oils, such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, and castor oil, which are known for their moisturizing and skin-nourishing properties.
Here are just a few reasons why pre-shave oil is a great addition to your shaving routine:
- Softens your skin: Pre-shave oil helps to soften your skin, making it easier for your razor to glide smoothly. This can help to reduce irritation and razor burn, making for a more comfortable shaving experience.
- Protects your skin: In addition to softening your skin, pre-shave oil also helps form a protective barrier on your skin. This protects your skin from the razor, which can help to reduce irritation and nicks.
- Provides extra moisture: Shaving can be drying on your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. Pre-shave oil helps to provide an extra layer of moisture, which can help to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
- Helps to prevent ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs are a common problem for many men, and they can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Pre-shave oil can help to prevent ingrown hairs by allowing your razor to glide smoothly over your skin, reducing the risk of hairs getting trapped underneath the surface.
- Smells great: Many pre-shave oils like ours have a pleasant, natural scent that can help to freshen up your shaving routine. This is especially beneficial if you're a man who likes to start his day with a fresh, clean scent that isn't bad for you.
Overall, our Pre-Shave Oil is a great addition to any man's shaving routine. It can help to make your shave more comfortable, protect your skin, and even prevent ingrown hairs. So if you want to take your shaving experience to the next level like your grandpa did, consider giving pre-shave oil a try. Your skin (and your razor) will thank you.
How to start wet shaving
We are over two months into the new year and I bet you've already outlined your resolutions in time for Jan 1st. But, let's be honest… a few of those have probably already fell by the way side.
Thats okay, we have all been there. At the end of the day, we use the start of the new year as a great excuse to try to become a better version of ourselves. Quit bad habits, pick up new ones, and start looking after ourselves little more.
Did it ever cross your mind that an easy way to dip your toe into the water of self care can be as simple as getting a better shave everyday? You can easily bring many of the luxuries of a nice hot towel barber shave into your own routine with very little effort. Sometimes the easiest changes to make involve simply improving habits you already have.
Why would you want to start wet shaving? This is an entire topic in itself, but to sum it up quickly, you can cut down on irritation, razor burn, in-grown hairs, and implement a skin care into your grooming routine without doing anything extra.
Now how do you do that? Like any new routine or habit, small changes are easy to implement. First, start with a Pre-Shave Oil. This is one of the easiest ways to step up your shave by just layering a small amount of oil under your cream or soap. From there, jump into your first Safety Razor and a variety pack of blades. When you get the hang of shaving with your new razor and you find a blade that works best for your hair type and skin type, make the plunge and pick up a brush and soap and learn to lather. With a simple progression like this, you can build momentum and slowly roll into the world of wet shaving, without being overwhelmed with technique and information.
It really is that simple. By slowly playing with a few products and adding small habits in your daily shave routine, you can make 2019 the year you started pampering yourself with a great shave. It can be intimidating at first, but trust me, it is worth it!
Note: If you are a beard grower, don’t fret. We haven’t forgotten about you. More posts about maintaining that mane to come.