Try having a shower first in order to soften the remaining hairs on your face and open up the pores – this makes shaving smoother and much less irritating to the skin. After softening the hairs use a good quality shaving cream like Dermalogica’s Soothing Shave Cream, helps calm and soothe the skin in preparation for shaving. It also helps the recovery process of the skin after shaving and prevents the skin becoming inflamed and irritated. After shaving and rinsing off any remaining shaving cream, splash the face with cold water in order to close the pores again, this prevents any ingrowing hairs.
Whenever you shave, even if you’re not shaving a beard then you should always remember to moisturise. A moisturiser not only moisturises but also helps to heal the skin from the damage of shaving. The Dermalogica Post Shave Balm helps to reduce redness and discomfort and reduces the time that it takes your skin to recover from shaving. This product also controls oil productions meaning that you won’t be left with shiny skin.