* Shaving your chest will help you feel groomed and ready for swimsuit season
* But you need to follow important steps to ensure a non-irritating experience
* From trimming to moisturizing, these products help chest shaving go well
Whether you have great pecks or just want to clear up your chest before bathing suit season, shaving is an ideal way to look and feel great. But, it’s important to follow a few important steps to ensure your skin stays soft and smooth rather than irritated and full of tiny hairs. From trimming your longer, thicker hair first to applying a non-irritating moisturizer after all your hair is gone, here are the seven products you need to prevent bumps and irritation when shaving your chest.
Trim Your Hair (Optional):
Depending on how thick or coarse your hair is, you may want to consider trimming the hair first. This will make it easier to get a close shave.
1. Philips Norelco Bodygroom
In terms of hair trimming, you can’t beat the Philips Norelco Bodygroom. It was designed to shave or trim hair on any part of the body, including the chest. Plus, the blades are comfortable, and the innovative bi-directional shaver is super efficient. In addition, the waterproof design means you can use this shaver in the shower. As a side note, this trimmer is also great for actually shaving your body hair, too.
Take a Warm Shower and Exfoliate:
Using warm water and exfoliants on your chest before shaving works to open the hair follicles. This, in turn, creates a smoother shaving experience and minimizes the risk of ingrown hairs.
2. Skin Tools Eco Friendly Loofah Pads
One of the very best ways to exfoliate your skin is with a loofah pad. This particular version is made with 100% natural and biodegradable materials and comes in a four pack, which represents about a twelve-week supply. To use the loofah pads, simply wet the loofah side of the pad and rub it all over your skin. If your skin is particularly sensitive, you may wish to use the soft terry cloth side for exfoliation instead. Either way, you’ll end up with skin that’s primed and ready for shaving.
3. Irish Spring Signature Exfoliating Bar Soap
If you’d like to start exfoliating but don’t want to add another step to your shower routine, consider the Irish Spring Signature Exfoliating Bar Soap. This soap gently exfoliates as it cleanses the skin. It’s made with authentic milled oats, meaning it can add a bit of moisture to your shower, too. As a result, you’ll get a clean and smooth feeling chest area.
Use Shaving Oil:
Although the use of shaving oil is optional, it’s highly recommended. The oil creates an extra layer of protection between shaving gel and your skin, allowing the razor to glide easily instead of catching and cutting the skin. Saving Oil also prevents ingrown hairs, irritation and razor burn.
4. Alonzo’s Sensational Shave Natural Shaving Oil
Whenever you put oil on your skin, you want to ensure it’s of the best quality in order to prevent clogged pores and breakouts. The Alonzo’s Sensational Shave Natural Shaving Oil is made from 100% natural seed and nut oils for softer, smoother skin. Simply add three or four drops of the oil to your palm before rubbing it around the area you wish to shave. Then, apply shaving gel and feel the difference in the results.
Use Shaving Gel:
The other steps on this list might be optional, but you don’t want to skip the shaving gel. There’s a reason every barber uses the foaming gel for close shaves. This is the best way to ensure your shaving experience goes smoothly.
5. Nivea Men Sensitive Shaving Gel
One of the best-selling shaving products for men, the Nivea Men Sensitive Shaving Gel produces an extra thick lather that protects against razor burn and irritation. It also contains aloe to soothe the skin after the shaving process. You can use this shaving gel normally or buy a shaving brush to accompany it and apply the gel in small circles around your chest for the best results.
Use a Toner:
After you’ve rid your chest of hair, you’ll need to protect your skin to keep it looking great. That’s where toner comes in. Spray this liquid across your chest to cleanse your pores and prevent those annoying little pimples that often pop up post shave.
6. Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
Another Nivea product, the Sensitive Post Shave Balm was seemingly invented for body grooming. The toner prevents skin irritations from shaving and actually improves the skin’s condition with extended use. It has a light fragrance that’s pleasant and not overpowering, and it has been tested to work especially well for men with sensitive skin.
In addition to using toner, you’ll also want to use a moisturizer so that your skin doesn’t dry out post shave. This will preserve the supple look of the skin on your newly shaved chest. However, if you have particularly sensitive skin, you may wish to skip this step.
7. Lubriderm Men’s 3-in-1 Lotion
Specifically designed for men, the Lubriderm Men’s 3-in-1 Lotion is fully capable of moisturizing your face and body post-shave. It contains aloe, minerals and essential moisturizers to create a lightweight, non-greasy lotion. As an added bonus, it arrives in a sixteen-ounce pump bottle for ease of use.