It is probably the most common beauty routine among men.
Throughout his life, the man spends approximately 780 hours (32 and a half days) shaving the 8 meters of hair that grows on his face on average.
A man's beard contains between 7,000 and 15,000 hair follicles, a genetically determined number.
The hair on a man's face is about twice the diameter of female hair.
The man's beard contains the same number of hairs as the sum of the woman's legs and armpits.
The hair grows every day an average of 0.3 mm, which is about 13 centimeters a year.
The hair of the beard, when dry, has the hardness of a copper wire.
According to cave paintings, the habit of shaving was already popular in prehistory.
In the Stone Age, a good razor was an advantage in hand-to-hand combat, as the beard was an interesting point of attack for the enemy.
The shaving systems of the time were sharp, coarse stones, tweezers made from animal horns or burning branches.
Sumerians and Babylonians developed rudimentary versions of shaving cream. They used a mixture / mixture of animal fat and wood ash to prepare the skin for shaving.
Tips for getting a better shave
Shave during or after the shower, so that hot water and steam open the pores and make the hair soften when you absorb the water. You will get a better shave by damaging the skin less.
Keeps skin soft; also the leaf. This will create a thin film of water between the leaf and the skin making it glide better and damage it less.
Use hot water during shaving (do not overdo it, we will not cook an egg passed through water) and also to clean the face after shaving. Then use cold water to close the pores, cool the skin and prevent bleeding if you haven’t had too much dust.
Shaving foam is not an instant effect, let it act for a minute or two. It is also advisable to start with the simplest areas, such as the sides of the face, and let the cream continue to soften the hair in more complicated parts, such as the mustache or neck.
Spend your money on a good razor. The difference between a disposable and a good blade is abysmal. Really worth it.
Make sure the blade is sharp. You will never see a video game in which the protagonist's sword is bent. Imagine what you could do with the necks of enemies, and now think about the effects of an unsharpened blade on your skin. Worthy of a horror movie.
Shaving against the direction of hair growth provides a better shave, but it also damages the skin more, and you are more likely to cut yourself. It is best to start in favor of hair growth and shave against it in some areas only if absolutely necessary.
When finished, wash the sheet, but do not use cloths or towels to dry it. If you do you will get it to stop being sharp quickly. Instead, just shake it a little so that the water goes away.
Shaving damages the skin. It is advisable to use an after shave after shaving. Make sure it does not contain alcohol. It is not a good idea considering that at that time we have irritated skin.
Have you thought about not shaving every day? The “two-day beard” look seems to be working pretty well lately. Make sure, of course, that your partner agrees and that there are no problems at work.
Other points to consider
Try shaving after the bath. The absence of fat and residue on the skin makes it easier for the leaf to pass better.
If you have a closed beard, put a warm towel on your face for about 30 seconds. The softer the hair, the better the razor will slide over your face.
Use creams or shaving gel and massage the beard region in circles, from side to side, from top to bottom. This helps to cut the hair further along the complexion.
Start shaving on the sides of the face, where the skin is less sensitive, sliding the blade in the direction in which the hairs grow.
Avoid passing the blade in the opposite direction to hair growth. It drives the leaf down into hairs that grow down and up into those that grow up. Going against the direction of the hair (shaving with conflict) leaves a shave a little more flush, but irritates the skin too much.
Change the blade after 3 or 4 shaves. Worn leaves cut, scratch and burn the skin, especially the most sensitive ones.
If it is a skin with acne, care must be taken not to cut the injured spots, spreading the bacteria present in acne all over the face.
Apply a warm towel again, to remove any residue from the shaving cream.
Rinse your face with cold water to close the pores.
Finally, apply an alcohol-free aftershave lotion to avoid irritating or drying out the skin. People with acne can replace the lotion with an antibiotic in the form of gel.
. Avoid hot water, put cold water in it.
. Dry the skin with "light" touches and not rubbing.
. It is recommended to use hypoallergenic and fragrance-free moisturizers.
. Avoid the use of perfumes on the skin of the face: it produces dryness and allergies (as they carry alcohol).
. Use only after shave lotion to moisturize and protect the skin.