We asked Hugo, the Master Barber at our University Town Center location, to share his tips on beating the heat and keeping your skin healthy during the summer months.
What tips do you have for men who will be spending a lot of time outside this summer, but who still want to keep their face stubble-free?
Keep your skin moisturized and protected after shaving by using an After-Shave Balm. I also recommend using our moisturizer throughout the day. For those who want a lighter moisturizer, Ocean Kelp After-Shave Lotion is a great alternative to the Balm.
Is shaving every day harmful for your skin?
Shaving daily can have a negative effect on the skin if not done properly. Using The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave® helps greatly reduce irritation, razor burn, and ingrown hairs.
How can you eliminate ingrown hairs if your facial hair is thick or coarse?
Exfoliating with our Facial Scrub and keeping your skin moisturized will help to reduce ingrown hairs. When you do need to remove a hair, use a pair of sterile, fine-tipped tweezers.
When shaving, how should you treat skin that has been irritated by the sun?
Use short, smooth strokes and little to no pressure. Shaving against the grain, even if part of your normal shaving ritual, should not be performed to allow the skin some time to heal.
Do you have any tips for men who shave their heads?
Make sure the skin is stretched, and use short strokes to reduce the chance of nicks or cuts. Follow the direction of the hair first before shaving against it.
Do you have any other summer skin care or shaving tips you’d like to share?
Summertime always brings with it a good amount of heat. Keeping the skin on the face moisturized will help the skin feel rejuvenated and fresh.