Tips for minimising razor bumps while shaving:
1. Cleanse: Set up for success.
Cleanse your skin with a gentle scrub and warm water, or use a shaving brush, before you shave. This step is crucial to removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin, and releasing trapped hairs, allowing your razor to make proper contact with your skin and hair.
2. Hydrate: Soften to reduce tugs.
Moisten your face and use a shave cream to help hold the water on the hair. As your hair soaks up the water, it swells and softens, making it easier for your blades to cut.
3. Shave: Let the razor do the work.
Shave with gentle strokes, and let your razor do the heavy lifting. Shave regularly to avoid allowing the hair to grow long enough to re-enter the skin’s surface. Using a razor with multiple high-quality blades helps to minimise razor bumps after your shave.
4. Maintain: Restore the moisture.
Shaving can remove more than just hair – moisture can also be removed, leaving the skin dry, tight and irritated. Use a moisturising after shave product to help replenish moisture in your skin and facial hair after you shave.
Cleanse, hydrate, shave and maintain – these four steps, combined with Gillette’s line-up of shave care products will give you the power to help manage your razor bumps.