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Lather Up: The Dos and Don'ts of Shaving Cream

Can you believe that shaving cream, albeit in primitive form, was used around 5,000 years ago? And there are plenty of reasons we're still using it today — particularly during these warmer months. So to find out a few of the dos and don'ts of this truly old-school cosmetic, just keep reading.

Shaving cream dos:

  • Use a shaving cream with moisturizing benefits: Moisture is so important, because it helps to reduce the force required to cut through the hair, making for easier, more comfortable shaving.
  • Use a moisturizing shave cream before sunless tanning for a more even tan: Not only will the shaving cream help moisturize dry skin, but shaving itself will assist in gently removing dead, flaky skin cells.

Shaving cream don'ts:

  • Run the blade over your skin too much: A surefire way to get razor burn? Repeated shaving on the same area. Instead, use a rich, densely foamed shaving cream, so you can clearly see and track each section as you shave.
  • Use soap: Many gels and shave creams contain dual polymer ingredients that make it easier for the blade to glide over the skin, essentially protecting it from nicks and irritation. Soap does not have this polymer, though.
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Douglas14757051 Douglas14757051 3 years
I am guessing by "Soap" you mean body soap? Because shaving soap is specially formulated to provide glide, moisturizing and shielding lather. I recommend on that contains kokum butter. Cheers
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 5 years
I have to admit I was using soap for years. But now that I regularly use shaving cream, I can never go back!!
Icequeen81 Icequeen81 5 years
I dont use shaving cream maybe I shuld start using it
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