Around 65% of men shave every day. But this daily habit is hard on skin. Why does shaving irritate skin so much, and what can you do to prevent spots?
The appearance of spots after shaving is a fairly common phenomenon called pseudofolliculitis. Between 60% and 80% of men with dark and olive skin get spots after shaving at varying degrees, compared to just 15% to 20% of men with fair skin.
While this phenomenon is often due to using a poor quality razor, this is not the only cause. Spots can also appear when not shaving in the same direction as hair growth. Additionally, men with dark and olive skin have curly hair. When after a close shave, hair grows back under the skin surface. The result is irritation and inflammation in the follicle that cause spots.
Men should use an electric razor to ensure proper shaving and in the right direction, avoid pressing too hard or going over the same areas too many times. It is recommended to shave in the morning, 15 to 20 minutes after washing the face with hot or warm water to make sure skin is clean, open the pores and give the hair time to soften.
1. Prepare your skin before shaving: apply a shaving product (foam, cream or gel) – the more moisturised your skin is, the more gentle shaving will be.
2. MOISTURISE ! We can stress the importance of moisturising enough. It is also very important to deeply nourish your skin after every shave. After shaving, the skin is weakened. Use a hydrating, antiseptic, hypoallergenic and oil free product to reconstruct the skin and help it heal. MEL'OYA® My Corrector Unifying Moisturising will deeply hydrate skin and help reconstruct the hydrolipidic film that protects skin.
3. Once a week, it is also recommended to exfoliate with an exfoliating product such asCLEAN'OYA® EXTRA My Gel Cleanser Exfoliating, to remove dead skin cells and impurities that prevent hair from growing back normally. This will make skin more supple and easier to shave.
Check the direction of hair growth in your beard and always shave in the direction of growth. Use both hands when shaving: one hand should pull the skin taut while the other shaves.Add to favourites