Hot and Cold Shaving Sensations

There’s nothing like a clean, invigorating shave that leaves your skin feeling calm, smooth and oh-so-touchable. Most men these days are willing to spend a good amount of money on shaving products, and they’re willing to take a good deal of time to achieve the closest and most perfect shave possible.

Did you know that you can tell how effective your shaving session was by how your face feels afterward? After all, shaving affects your skin just as much as it affects your facial hair. If your shaving session was lacking in some way, your skin would be the first to let you know.

We’ve created a guide that will help you determine whether or not you need to make changes to your shaving routine based on the way your face feels when you’re done.

What’s a Man’s Face Supposed to Feel Like When He’s Done Shaving?

Once a man has finally finished shaving and has applied his after-shaving products, his skin should feel refreshed. He shouldn’t have any irritation whatsoever, and his face should not appear red in the mirror. His skin should also feel slightly cool because of the condensation that is taking place as a result of shaving.

Another interesting sensation that shows that shaving was successful is a feeling that the skin can breathe. You may feel like air is flowing in and out of your pores. That’s because the shaving process helps open those pores, and removing all that hair allows the air to make more contact with the complexion.

Signs That Your Shaving Game Needs Some Work

Now, let’s talk about what you shouldn’t be feeling after shaving.

Your Skin Feels Hot

If your skin feels hot after shaving, it’s likely that you irritated it with your razor. This is a common occurrence for men who don’t use adequate shaving lotion or who don’t wet their face properly beforehand. That hot sensation is caused by the friction of the blade against dry, unlubricated skin. Simply make more of an effort to fully lubricate your face from now on.

Your Skin Feels Rough

If your skin feels rough, it can be a sign that your skin is having a bad reaction to a product that you’re using. This is a symptom of severe irritation. If this happens, you need to identify which product is causing the irritation and discard it. Then, switch to a different product that has more gentle ingredients.

Your Skin Feels Tight

If your skin feels tight after shaving, this means that it’s dry and irritated. This can be caused by many factors, but usually, it’s due to a general lack of moisture. If you aren’t doing this already, you should moisturize your skin once or twice each day depending on its unique needs. Dehydrated skin will feel extremely raw and tight after a shaving session.

Another reason why your skin may feel tight is because you were using water that was too hot while shaving. Water that’s extremely hot shocks the pores and follicles, causing them to close up to avoid burning. And, high heat quickly strips moisture away from the skin. Stick to lukewarm water instead.

The Right Shaving Facial Sensation

While shaving is a pretty straightforward process, there are still plenty of things that you can do wrong that will cause a bad skin reaction. Use this guide to make sure that you’re doing everything right so that your skin feels calm and refreshed once you’re done shaving. And, always keep in mind that the quality of your razor and other shaving products has a lot to do with how your skin feels.

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