The history of mankind has many hundreds of useful inventions and a razor is one of the most remarkable. It was he who made modern man out of primitive man, having saved a noble face from completely non-noble vegetation. Technology is one thing, and the art of using it is completely different. Today, everyone can buy a modern razor, but only experienced people can cut hair without irritation and cuts with a perfect hand movement and therefore today we can figure out how to do it with a razor, a machine, an electric razor for the first time, without any problems.
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Half a century ago, men used shaving brushes and dangerous blades, risking to flush the entire face. Today, they were replaced by safe machines and electric razors, seemingly perfect. The repetition of facial contours, hidden blades and shaving without foam and gels - these slogans are replete with modern advertising, but with new devices came new problems: dry skin, irritation, cutting off the upper layers of the skin and dermatitis.
Today, the choice of the razor is still a topical issue, open-razor razors ideally cleanse the skin of vegetation, but together with the hair they remove the upper layers of the skin, making it a favorable environment for bacterial infections. The electric shaver is a modern high-tech gadget, but it cannot take all the short hairs, which as a result grow unpleasantly into the skin. Therefore, the art of shaving is not a thing of the past and is passed on from father to son and we will learn how to do it correctly at 13, 14, 15, 16 years.
Perhaps every business man who has no more than half an hour for morning exercise is dreaming of a smooth, painless procedure. It is not enough time to take this process too seriously, and excessive frivolity will lead to combat “scars” on the chin. Having remembered several simple movements and rules, you will be able not for one day to please your companion with smooth skin and pleasant appearance. All that is needed is a desire, a technique of movements brought to automatism, and a couple of small male secrets.
Shaving technique - step by step instructions
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Soothe the skin
Prepare the skin for this procedure.Before you wield a razor, you need to carefully prepare the desired skin of the face for sharp blades. Wash your face with hot water and steam it a little: this will soften the bristles, minimizing the discomfort in the process. You can put on the cheeks a little cream, so that the skin becomes less sensitive to metal. It is necessary to moisten a small terry towel in hot water and, allowing it to cool a little, apply to the face for about twenty seconds. Soft skin is better to shave, becomes supple, and hair follicles are more exposed.
We process the face with foam or gel.This is necessary to create a safe layer between the skin and the blades, thus protecting the cheeks from cuts and microcracks. Shaving foam or gel is squeezed out and applied in a circular motion on the face. It is important that the entire surface of the skin is evenly covered with the composition, you can use the old, but today’s popular method - a classic shaving brush, with the help of which the gel foams well and covers all skin areas with it.
Prepare the razor.The most important rule is to never use blunt blades, they cut hair badly, cling to the skin and most often lead to irritations and cuts.Therefore, disposable machines need to be thrown away immediately after use: they are not only failing to produce the desired effect, but also collect the pathogenic bacteria on their surface. More practical options will be changing blades on reusable razors.
We start by hair growth.In order not to injure the skin of the face, you need to start with the cheeks down the chin line. One light touch will suffice: in this area, the hairs are soft and are cut off even by blunted blades. A common mistake of many men is to shave against the growth of hard hair, it irritates the skin: it turns red, dries out, and small pimples appear on the surface. It is believed that such a process will make the skin cleaner, but this is justified only at the last stage, when you need to completely remove short hairs. It is safer in growth, but does not remove hair over the entire length, for greater efficiency, it is necessary to slightly stretch the skin in the direction of the razor, as if lifting hairs. So you capture blades of vegetation in the most diverse position, you can find a compromise by learning to cut the beard and mustache obliquely.So you will kill with one razor "two birds with one stone": prevent irritation, and make the face perfectly smooth.
Carefully wash the razor through each pass.It is necessary that under the blade does not collect hair and residues from the gel, which interfere with a clean hygienic procedure. Prepare a container with hot, but not burning water in advance, in which you will rinse the shaver after each pass of the machine. If your bristles are soft, it is enough to dip the blade in icy water: it becomes sharper and perfectly cuts off the hair at the base.
Shave the neck, chin and mustache.One of the main rules is smoothness of movements; it is not necessary to put pressure on the blade or scrape the skin with the machine, like sandpaper, with all the masculine effort. Smooth hand movements over the face, barely touching it. So you will be able to minimize metal contact with the skin and avoid irritation, having finished with the cheeks, continue from the neck to the chin. You can get rid of hard ingrown hairs by gently picking them up with ordinary tweezers and shaving them off at the base. Pulling them is undesirable: you run the risk of running into irritation and ulcers, usually the toughest and thickest hairs grow in the chin and mustache area, so you must first dip the blades in hot water for a few seconds.When you feel that your skin is evenly moisturized, you can carefully begin to shave off your mustache over your upper lip. This requires the right technique: a little oblique, with skin stretched.
We shave in hard to reach places. After the main shaving, there are always hairs on the face, there are not many of them, but this makes them more noticeable and lubricates the overall good impression, so pay special attention to their removal. It is not necessary to reapply the shaving product, because by that time the skin will be well prepared, it is enough to moisten the machine with slightly warm water. First of all, try the edge of the blade to walk on hard-to-reach areas for hair growth. If this fails, you can change the angle and even more pressure, however, you should not do it with the entire surface of the blade, so as not to irritate the re-exposed skin. Cleaned hard-to-reach areas should be immediately treated with a special oil or cream for skin care. Immediately after this procedure, you should not go out into the cold or under the sun: the skin is still too sensitive to external effects. So it is very difficult for her to return the balance: the surface will be either overdried, or it will start to glitter with an oily sheen.
Soothe the skin.After the procedure, you need to wash off the remnants of foam with cool water.It is cool, because too low a temperature will irritate the wounds and close untreated pores - a good environment for future acne, a special lotion is applied to cuts. The company, color, viscosity do not matter: the main thing is that there is no alcohol in the composition, it dries the skin, making it sensitive to cold and wind, deprives the protective barriers. When the face is dry, you can apply a non-greasy light cream that soothes irritated areas. You shouldn't treat this procedure carelessly, otherwise a smooth, beautiful shaved face will only remain a dream. At first glance, the described algorithm looks like a complex set of rules, which is easy to forget, it is not. If you force yourself to do everything consistently and clearly a couple of times, a safe shaving procedure will quickly become a habit and will take no more than 10-15 minutes. This is the same work - just not on someone else's project, but on your own body, and the return is greater, and the sensations are more pleasant. Enjoy this process is unlikely to succeed, but the satisfaction of their own appearance is provided, the best reward for your work will be admiring glances of young fans.
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Secrets of the correct shaving machine
In this process, there are many nuances that can make life easier or, on the contrary, complicate it, forcing you to throw away razors with anger or go to a dermatologist, they need to be remembered in order to be fully equipped on a responsible day:
- Foam and gel should not contain soap components: the less the product foams, the better;
- The ideal frequency - twice a week: from frequent procedures, the hair becomes hard, from too rare - thick and naughty;
- Boiling water and ice before, during and after this procedure are contraindicated: they strongly irritate the skin and contribute to the formation of acne;
- The best time is morning, when the swelling from the face has already gone to sleep, and the skin is not tired for the day; in the evening, the skin is too tired, so it will look slightly wrinkled and aged;
- After shaving creams are applied only after complete drying of the skin, otherwise the chin will be covered with pimples;
- Lotion is applied only after washing with cold water;
- Cologne is used only as a last resort: it adversely affects the skin after the procedure;
- Sensitive skin requires the selection of special oils recommended by dermatologists; fatty creams and alcohol-based cosmetics should be excluded.
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To such a procedure, the skin, in principle, can not get used. It is always stress, which, however, has become an integral part of the life of any man, but a little dexterity and knowledge will help the skin to make it beautiful forever, and shaving - if not pleasant, then definitely a painless and safe procedure.