To shave wet or dry? This is a question a man is faced with on almost a daily basis. Is one way worse than the other? Does it depend on your skin type? It’s a common debate fuelled by a number of questions men need the answers to. Below we try to work through the answers and come to a conclusion on which is the best method suited to your morning shave.
Dry shaving is the newest way to shave, with the introduction of electric razors, came with it this new method of grooming with the absence of water and other associated shaving products. It’s the convenient alternative for those running short on time, with only the need for a charged battery and a mirror it can be done anywhere at any time. It is also a good choice for those who struggle to master the skill of a blade, reducing the risk of nicks and uneven facial hair. However, some would argue this is also a reason why dry shaving isn’t the way to go, avoiding nicks and ingrown hairs is a result of an inability to get a close, smooth shave. This means a tapered, styled beard isn’t possible. It is common that due to the lack of buffer (lather) between the skin and razor, with no source of moisturiser those with dry or sensitive skin could be left with tender and irritated spots.
Wet shaving is the classic form of grooming, dating back centuries, it has since evolved into what we know today. While it can be tricky to get the hang of correctly shaving without the addition of cuts and nicks, once you’ve got it, it becomes second nature and just part of your daily routine. The combined benefits of various products and modern razors allows the process of shaving to act as a method of beneficial exfoliation, ridding the face of dead skin cells and making way for new, healthy layers. Whilst it can take time to carefully prep the face and achieve the desired grooming results, a wet shave ensures you are able to get a close shave without irritating the surrounding skin, reducing the need to shave as often. The development of innovative products also enables you to rejuvenate the skin as you shave.
Whether you chose to opt for a wet or dry shave it really comes down to personal preference. However, it would seem from above that a wet shave, once the technique has been mastered, has the ability to give more thorough, well-rounded results with the benefit of healthier, rejuvenated skin as part of the process. In this case it is essential to choose the correct grooming products to ensure you’re getting the most out of your shave.
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