It’s no fun getting up close and personal with someone whose facial stubble doubles as a weapon, so do yourself and your man the favor of giving him the 411 on these effective product options to help him get the best shave ever. And besides, we’d hate for him to catch a case for assault.
The formula is simple. Good tools plus good products equals an incredible shave. Get tools and tips for the best shave ever for your man with great shaving products from Philips, The Art of Shaving, Edge, and Shaveworks.
Your man can turn up the heat on his shaving routine with the Philips SensoTouch Electric Razor ($98.99, target.com). SensoTouch can be used for wet or dry shaves and has a low-friction shaving surface that easily adjusts to each face shape to ensure irritant-free close shaving. The DualPrecision heads have slots to shave normal length hair and holes to shave even the shortest of hairs. There’s even a trimmer blade for grooming mustaches and sideburns.
For standard razor shaves, a favorite of HKI because the brand packaging is oh-so classy, The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil ($25, theartofshaving.com) is something no man should live without. Pre-Shave is best used to prep skin and softens beards (should be used under shave cream or soap) for getting a close, comfortable shave and leaves no oily residue. Contains a unique blend of botanical ingredients and essential oils. And the shave cream HKI suggests your man use with Pre-Shave Oil is Edge Shave Gel Sensitive Skin ($1.99, walgreens.com) which contains cooling conditioners, aloe and special lubricants to ensure an “unbeatable razor glide.”
Hair bumps just are, so deal with them accordingly by trying the unisex product – Shaveworks, The Cool Fix Targeted Gel Lotion ($9-$22, anthony.com). As it contains glycolic & salicylic acid, the man in your life can use Cool Fix after a shave to calms & soothe razor irritation and to prevent future ingrown hairs. It smells like a burst of sunshine.
For information on what your man can do to rid himself of ingrown hairs forever, check out this question & answer session with one of the leading dermatologists in South Florida, Dr. Zaiac who represents Essence Skin & Laser – a comprehensive skin rejuvenation medical spa offering only the most advanced, innovative treatments and products with proven results to restore healthy skin for a more youthful appearance.
Is this procedure done to rid hair from an ingrown forever?
Ingrown hairs are frustrating, especially if you have coarse, dense hair! Fortunately, laser hair removal offers a fantastic solution! The darker and more coarse the hair, the better the results if done in capable hands. Once the stubborn, unwanted hair is removed through a comprehensive treatment course, the ingrown hair issue is greatly minimized if not resolved permanently!!
What should someone do to prepare for a visit?
Clients scheduled for hair removal should avoid electrolysis, tweezing, depilatories, or waxing for several weeks prior to treatments. If possible, don’t shave the day of the treatment; this will let the technician see the growth area. The technician will shave the area prior to treatment. Your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, cream, deodorant, or oils on the skins surface for treatment. What we need is to have the hair in the follicle so it can absorb the laser’s energy. If you pluck or wax, the hair won’t be in the follicle and the laser will be useless. Also, unlike waxing, you don’t need any hair growth. The hair can be flush with the skin. So shaving between treatments is preferred. You should also avoid tanning in the weeks prior to treatment. If you are out in the sun, keep the area to be treated covered and/or use SPF25+ sun block
Approximately, how many visits will it take to see a marked improvement?
The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. For hair removal multiple treatments are required as the process is most effective when the hair follicle is in its active growth phase.
What part of the body is this procedure most requested on?
Hair removal has primarily been a female trend, but nowadays, experts report that more men are opting for the same grooming rights as women – including smooth body skin. From ridding the uni-brow to eliminating a hairy back, more men are desiring for hair removal procedures.
Any area except near the eyes can be treated with laser hair removal. The most common areas requested are the face, upper lip, neck, chest, underarms, back, abdominal, bikini line, and legs.
What are the contraindications to having this procedure?
You risks are minimal, side effects may include redness, and swelling, but this does not last more than a few hours, or days. Permanent side effects are rare, be sure to discuss potential side effects with your practitioner.
What do you recommend a client use should hyper-pigmentation appear?
Hyper-pigmentation is not likely to appear with laser hair removal. If this happens to occur you should go back and talk to your laser technician and he/she will give you the proper skin care regiment.
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