A question that most people ponder is whether should you shave before or after a shower. Some say shaving before will cause the hair to grow back thicker and more coarse, while others say it’s better to do it afterwards because water helps soften the skin and open up pores for a closer shave.
It turns out both of these arguments are false- there is no difference in how your hair grows back between shaving pre-shower or post-shower. The real answer comes down to personal preference, but if you’re still unsure what you want to try first, here are some other factors that might help sway your decision:
Should you shave before or after a shower?
It’s probably more sanitary to shave after a shower because this way you can wash away any loose hairs and oil that may have accumulated on your skin. Shaving before a shower, on the other hand, risks getting some of those excess hairs stuck under your skin where they can’t be reached.
It’s always recommended to do some research before choosing which routine route is the best for you. You’ll find plenty of helpful articles with all sorts of advice on how to choose between these two options or how long hair should be left to grow until it needs trimming for optimal health benefits too. A little variety might just be what you need!
Which rules you should follow in the shower aftershave?
1. Aftershave, aftershave lotion or moisturizer are also recommended to avoid drying out the skin
2. Post-shave dryness can leave your skin feeling itchy and patchy.
3. Shower gel cleanses, exfoliates and removes dirt from pores.
If you’re not using a body wash specifically formulated for sensitive skin, be sure to use one that’s free of fragrance or other potentially irritating ingredients. This is particularly true if you have very sensitive skin or any underlying dermatological conditions like eczema or psoriasis. I recommend dove products because they are otc but you can use any brand of this type if it does not irritate your skin usually made with glycerin, aloe vera and tree leaves.
How do you shave naturally?
It’s always best to use a natural shaving cream that is made with ingredients that will not contaminate your skin. Instead of shaving in the morning, you can wait until after a warm bath when your pores are open, and the bristles on your hair stand up in readiness for a close shave. The whole process should take no more than 5 minutes if done properly, and you should make sure to rinse off any excess soap or stray hairs before towelling dry to avoid infection.
If you don’t want to bother with creating a lather for yourself from scratch, there are lots of inexpensive almond-based options available in stores where they have it already mixed for you! You just have to apply generously and then shave away!
Which type of water is best to use in the shower after or before shaving?
It’s advisable to use filtered water for this. Tap water in the US generally contains considerable amounts of chlorine, and chlorinated water can be quite irritating to the skin. If you’re thinking about bottling your unfiltered tap water for this purpose, the chance of introducing harmful bacteria such as Legionella or Pseudomonas into a wet area is an absolute no-no.
It’s best to go with bottled distilled or mineral alkaline faucet filter water in small bottles when using these types of products for shaving and showering purposes.”
Does shaving regularly have any side effects?
Well, first of all, it won’t make you grow more hair. The most common side-effect is itchy or dry skin. This is usually temporary and can be avoided by moisturizing your face after shaving, washing the shaved area with cold water, not using hot water on your face, Icing the shaved area after shaving…
Other possible side-effects are razor bumps (which are red bumps that appear on your skin at the end of a shave). These typically appear when you use a blade that’s too harsh for the type of beard you have. Also called pseudofolliculitis barbae, they’re commonly caused by whisker hairs curling back against underlying skin which makes them curly or curved.
Is it better to dry shave or wet shave?
That depends on personal preference. A wet shave can provide a closer shave by allowing the razor to glide over the skin, but it takes longer because hair follicles need to be soaked for a long time before they’re pliable enough for shaving, and then hairs must be thoroughly rinsed after every stroke of an electric razor or manual blade. So if speed is more important than closeness, then dry shaving is best.
On the other hand, when time isn’t an issue and people want to feel their most confident about their appearance in front of others, wet shaving is usually preferred since wet stubble rinses out easier than dry stubble which can look like dark spots or wire wool clinging onto your face.