Skin reaction

SKIN REACTION

Shaving is a traumatic process. Alright, maybe traumatic is the wrong word. But it’s not always a fun experience, especially when shaving irritations occur. Take a look at these pics to see what happens to your skin when you shave, and learn how to keep your face smooth and happy.

WHAT HAPPENS WHILE SHAVING?

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As the blade passes down the surface of the skin, the outermost layer of the skin is removed along with the hairs. By removing this protective barrier, skin not only becomes dehydrated but more vulnerable. The blade can also cause invisible microcuts, which can lead to irritation.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SHAVING?

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A good after shave balm helps your skin recover from shaving. Its combination of ingredients helps soothe, moisturizes and helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. It will also restore moisture and calm irritation.

Avoid any post-shave product with too much alcohol since it can dry out skin—anything that contains more than 50% alcohol will inevitably make post-shave skin worse off. For your sensitive moments, use alcohol-free NIVEA MEN Sensitive Post Shave Balm.