Shaving Tips for Teenagers
We thought that it would be a good idea to include some shaving tips for teenagers. I know when I was in my teenage years, that I could not wait for the day when I would be able to have my first “proper shave.” The sad reality now is that I wish that day had waited a whole lot longer. For most guys shaving is more of a chore than something that they look forward to.
Anyway, the day does come, and at some stage you are going to have to get it done. We though here at the Emporium that we should offer you some tips and suggestions. Most of use here have either gone to school with a plaster stuck on our chin. I even know a few people who have gone out with a girl, and an elastoplast stuck under their chin. So if has happened to you, then welcome to the club.
Now you should know that there are a load of shaving products out there. Many of those are costly products, such as shaving creams and gels, those horrible foams and after-shaves which are intended to prevent or remedy and nicks or cuts. The reality is that you do NOT need to spend a lot of money on a whole bunch of products.
Below we have offered you some great tips for a smooth shaving experience. So here are our secrets to the art of shaving. Shaving is a super simple process. The objective is simply to remove the hair as close to the skin as possible, for a smooth appearance and feel.
Most of all you want to avoid cuts, nicks and any type of scrapes.
Tip 1 – Buy A Shaving Cream
All you need to do is wash your face and apply this cream by hand. This type of cream will not contain any additives that might irritate your skin and cause rashes or make acne worse.
We have done a post on the best ones right here.
Avoid like the plague shaving foams as they are packed with additives. Those types of foam simply make skin conditions worse. If you want to see what they contain click here.
The shaving creams that we are talking about here create a fantastic layer of protection for your skin, lift up all the hairs on your face, and really help reduce rashes, nicks or cuts.
Tip 2 – Buy A Safety Razor and Some Blades
A top quality safety razor costs about £15 so buy one or get a friend or a member of your family to buy you one as a gift. If you have a cream and a double edges safety razor, and some razor blades, that is all you will ever need.
So for less than £20, you are pretty much set. Every now and then you will need some cream and a packet of blades. The total cost for a year would be about £15 once you have your razor.
These also look really cool as well. The good news is that they are also easy to use, super fast to clean afterwards, and do a fantastic job of giving you a really close shave.
Tip 3 Practise With Your Razor
It sounds simple enough. Wet your face, apply some cream and shave it off. However there are some skills you need to learn when using a DE razor. Never ever apply pressure as the blade will do the cutting. Shave with the grain of the hair and never against it. If you shave once every day, then by the end of the week, you will be shaving like a professional.
Tip 4 – Moisturise
I envy teenagers as their skin is fresh and very tight. Over the years the elasticity goes and gets saggy. That is just age I guess. However skin can be kept fresh and healthy if you use a good moisturiser. Now years ago men would never do that and only ladies were clever enough to make sure that happened.
In the main, those macho days are now gone, and anyone with half a brain will look after their skin. A good moisturiser like Bulldog again only costs about £3-4 and is a worthwhile purchase.
Tip 5 – After Shave Application
Yes I know, you have had a great shave, and now you want a nice smell as well. After shave is fine as long as you don’t drown in it. Trust me guys, no-one likes you to smell like a chemist. Splash a little on and leave it at that. There are a ton to pick from, so just go for a scent that you like. Here is a list of the Top 10 after shaves.
Should Teenagers Use Electric Shavers?
NO. That was a simple answer. Now of course you can if you wish but I would recommend one that allows you do this with a wet/dry option. If you run any blade over dry skin it damages it. That is just a fact. So although you can do this if you are in a hurry, it is always best to use one of these with some cream.
These are more expensive and come in to types which are foil or blades. You can find out more about those by clicking here.
Shaving With Acne
Most teenage guys will have some form of acne be that mild or aggressive. That does need a lot more care and attention. We have written a full article on how to deal with that, which you can read by clicking here. The same rules apply to any teenager who has sensitive skin.
Shaving Down Under
If you need to know the more intimate details of this type of shaving, then you can click here to find out the best and safest way of doing just that.