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Despite advances in electric razor technology, dry shaving is still rough stuff. Most men neglect to exfoliate and use proper lubrication when going dry, which can result in razor burn, ingrown hairs and a shave that isn’t as close as it should be. Shave during or after a shower when the beard is softest, and apply an exfoliating face wash to clear away dirt and debris. Then, most importantly, use shaving gel and a clean razor to get the maximum shave with minimal irritation.

Dry Shaving vs Wet Shaving

Wet shaving and dry shaving are two different techniques for removing unwanted body hair with the use of a razor, and are usually used in reference to facial hair. Many men make shaving a part of their daily ritual, and refine a shaving technique which works best for them, usually seeking a smooth shave without razor burn and nicks. Wet shaving is the traditional method for accomplishing this, and many men are growing to prefer it, while dry shaving is much quicker and less involved than wet shaving.

The primary difference between the two shaving techniques is, as the name would imply, the use of water. A man who wet shaves gets his face thoroughly wet before he starts, rinses his razor frequently while he shaves, and rinses and tones afterwards. Dry shaving, on the other hand, involves just shaving cream and a razor. Wet shaving is commonly done with a double edged safety razor or a similar tool, but a conventional razor could be used as well, especially for men who are just learning the technique. Dry shaving can be accomplished in a hurry over the sink, but it can lead to razor burn, skin infections, and a less than ideal shave.

A proper wet shave is better for your skin and easier on your hair, although it takes time to learn. Ideally, it should be undertaken after a shower, when warm water has fully loosened the pores of the face, relaxed the facial muscles, and softened the beard hair. If this is not an option, a towel should be soaked in warm water and placed over the beard for several minutes to mimic the shower experience. Next, a rich lather of shaving soap is applied to the face, and the face is shaved. Afterwards, the face should be thoroughly rinsed with warm water before being toned, either with the application of toner or with a cold water rinse, and moisturized. Wet shaving is less likely to cause razor burn, and actually cuts the hairs of the beard, rather than tugging on them, as frequently happens with dry shaving.



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