The age old question men are always asking is which is best for that close, smooth shave? Do I use Shaving foam, shaving gel or shaving cream? Some give in and use ordinary soap. When looking for that perfect shave you must consider what is best for the shave and your skin.
A good shaving lubricant is always the key to a good shave. IT helps the razor glide smoothly over the face without any nicks or cuts. It also has the added benefit of keeping the skin moisturised giving a more youthful appearance. The quality of the product is of great importance. We take look here at the differences to help you decide.
This is probably the poorest choice. Shaving foam is the most convenient as it is quick and easy to apply but that does not always mean it is any good. It has a tendency to dry out the skin instead of moisturising ad can clog the razor providing the inability for the razor to glide across the skin. This is exceptionally bad for sensitive skin and can irritate. Also as it is in a pressurised canister is less healthy for the environment.
Shaving gel is relatively new on the market but is a good choice. They also come in a convenient canister. When it comes out it is usually still in it gel form and work up to a lather as you apply it to your face. Some gels can remain clear as you apply. This gives you the added benefit of being able to see where you are shaving if dong precision styles to your beard. Shaving gels provide a much better moisturiser and softens the whiskers better giving a much smoother shave with less irritation. It acts as a cushion between the skin and the razor allowing the razor to glide rather than drag.
Personally I rate the saving cream as the best product giving the smoothest shave. They tend to contain less alcohol which dries the skin and are usually glycerine based which is an excellent moisturiser. Cream is much kinder to the skin ad helps soften the whiskers in preparation. It is recommended that the shaving cream is applied with a good shaving brush, which are usually made with badger hair. This helps the whiskers stand on end making it easier for the razor to cut ad also traps moisture keeping the whiskers soft. The brush also exfoliates the skin, another benefit. A luxurious cream locks in moisture keeping the skin supple and giving it a youthful appearance and you will experience less irritation.
So go ahead and paper yourself!