The Best Shaving Creams For Sensitive Skin

The Best Shaving Creams For Sensitive
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If you have sensitive skin, the daily, weekly or monthly ritual of shaving can be a stressful, painful experience. Many people without skin sensitivities suffer from shaving-induced skin issues, including redness, painful bumps, and razor burn. If you already have sensitive skin, these issues can be magnified. Once razor burn begins to show signs of residence on your face and neck, it can be difficult to eliminate. Some people with sensitive skin have given up on shaving and instead embraced the recent comeback of beards. We love facial hair, but if you’re hiding your chin and cheeks because of sensitive skin, it’s time to free the flesh. You need a shaving cream that’s specially formulated to be gentle enough to use on your sensitive skin.

Using a quality razor is the first place to start when it comes to shaving with sensitive skin (we have some great suggestions on which razors to try). But properly prepping your skin is also an important step to take to ensure that you’re left with no hair and no bumps.

According to Gillette, using a face wash or face scrub to soften your facial hair and hydrate your skin will make hairs easier to cut and reduce the chances of ingrown hairs and razor burn. Using gentle and light strokes and going with the grain of hair is proper technique, with a few strokes against the grain to get any hard to cut hairs okay at the end of the shave. Shaving around your mouth is best left to the end as well, allowing the shaving cream to fully soak in and soften the hair around the mouth’s sensitive skin. Finally, rinsing your blade frequently while shaving will help ensure it does’t get clogged up with hair and shaving cream.

Now that you know the best way to shave without aggravating your sensitive skin, let’s take a look at the creams that will help protect against bumps, redness and cuts.

1. Kohana Shaving Cream

Unscented and made with natural ingredients and organic soothers and moisturizers, the Kohana Shaving Cream is designed specifically for users with skin sensitivities. The creams’ pros include the use of anti-oxidants that leave skin looking and feeling refreshed and younger, as well as a dual application, with the cream going on with fingers or with a shave brush, which requires less product. Some customers noted that a con of the cream is that it can clog up a razor if not enough water is used while shaving, and it packs a hefty price tag.

Kohana Shaving Cream

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2. Neutrogena Men’s Shaving Cream For Sensitive Skin

Clinically proven by dermatologists to improve the overall health of skin and provide a close shave without the side effect of razor burn or ingrown hairs, Neutrogena Men’s Shaving Cream For Sensitive Skin is specifically formulated to be gentle enough to give users with sensitive skin a close and quality shave. Customers note that the cream doesn’t foam up like traditional shaving products, which can be a pro or con depending on how you prefer your shaving cream.

Neutrogena Men’s Shaving Cream For Sensitive Skin

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3. Pacific Shaving Company’s Natural Shaving Cream

Using only certified organic plant-derived ingredients, Pacific Shaving Company’s Natural Shaving Cream is perfect for anyone who wants a shaving cream that is both skin, eco, and travel-friendly. Free from parabens and synthetic fragrances, Pacific Shaving Company uses aloe and shea butter to ensure your sensitive skin won’t suffer from redness, bumps or razor burn. The bottle is small enough to take on a plane, but a big pro is that it still packs enough cream to last 100 shaves if used only on the face. One con that comes up with customers is the packaging, with the cream difficult to remove from the container.

Pacific Shaving Company's Natural Shaving Cream

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