Dry or tight skin is usually a result of shaving incorrectly. The dry or tight skin is not permanent and using the right techniques can be resolved. A long known trick is to avoid alcohol based products, e.g. lotions, and even shaving foams to an extent. I have seen a normal skin becoming dry as well with heavy use of popular alcohol based aftershave lotions because they smell good!!! Remember, just because something smells good, doesn’t mean it’s good for your skin.
Follow these 5 steps to enjoy a moisturized skin:
Prepare your skin using a non-alcohol soap, cleanser, or face wash. The best is to make a face wash at home using natural ingredients – e.g. blend beetroot and aloe vera together, add a teaspoon of malai. Mix it with rose water and 2-3 drops of lemon. Apply on your face for a few minutes, wash, rinse, and you are ready to start shaving.
2. Pre-Shave Oil
Wash the face wash off with warm water and apply pre shave oil. Warm water will help open your pores that are causing dryness and help moisturize & prepare your skin for the shave.
3. Shaving tools
Use a good quality natural shaving soap & shaving brush. The brush will gently exfoliate your skin and lift the hair follicles while the natural soap is infused with cocoa, almond oil, olive oil that help moisturize your skin.
Dryness or tight skin is often a result of using old, blunt blades. Your skin is more important than a blade, hence use a new blade to get a smooth shave.
Using a non alcohol after shave. Preferably one that has a good element of moisturizer, like the Pink Woolf After Shave Lotion. This is a cream based after shave designed for dry skin and works well just as a moisturizer too. Give the process a few days and you will soon be on the path to a smooth, supple shaved skin.