Shaving is a daily routine for most men and women, and with the removal of unwanted hair, it is essential to maintain healthy and smooth skin. However, choosing the right products can be overwhelming. Whether you prefer a clean shave, a trimmed beard or want super-smooth legs from top to toe, using the right shaving products can make a significant difference to your skin’s appearance and health. In this journal, we’ll explore the key benefits of using shave cream, soap, oil and gel, plus discuss moisturisers and exfoliators for both men and women.
Shave Cream is probably top of the list and a very popular option to choose for ease of use and for a really comfortable, close shave. Creams create a thin layer of lather, helping to soften the hair and hydrate the skin. Moisturising agents in the cream help prevent skin irritation and razor burn. Moreover, the texture of the cream allows the razor to glide smoothly and effortlessly over the skin, reducing the risk of nicks and cuts. Shaving creams come in a wide range of fragrances and formulations, making it easy to find one that suits your skin type and preferences.
Shave Soap – this hard soap is a perfect alternative to shaving cream and has been around for centuries. It has been popular and used for such a long because it’s simple to use and yet works really effectively. In some ways, the use of traditional soap is something of a ritual for those who enjoy the whole process of classical grooming, finding it part of a deepy relaxing and almost holistic experience.
Made using special natural ingredients such as Glycerine, Coconut oil and Shea butter, a shave soap is not made and nor does it work in the same way as a standard soap, which does not create the same rich lather. Ideally, you will create a rich nourishing lather with the application of a shave brush. At Bath House, we now only offer synthetic bristle brushes which are incredibly effective, and last a long time. These are so good now, it is hard to understand why you would need to use a real badger hair brush.
Used with fresh warm water, a rich creamy lather is quickly achieved and the more you massage the soap in the bowl and onto the skin, the more creamy and glossy the lather becomes. Shave soaps provide excellent lubrication deep into the skin’s pores, hydrating and making it much easier to shave with the razor gliding effortlessly, without damaging the skin. Shave soaps often have antibacterial properties that help prevent infections and soothe the effects of any unfortunate razor burns.
Shave Oil is a newer shaving product that’s certainly gaining in popularity. It’s a lightweight and non-greasy oil that lubricates the skin, softening the hair and forming a protective layer between the skin and the razor. Shave oil is good for a really, really close shave, ideal for legs, face and even for the head. Shave oil contains natural oils like Macadamia nut, Bilberry, Sweet Almond and Evening Primrose that all help to moisturise and nourish the skin. It’s perfect for people with sensitive skin as the oils are absorbed into the surface of the skin to help soothe, protect and repair. They can be recommended for those who want an extremely simple and natural shaving experience. Use either an electric razor or a manual razor, then after shaving, simply rinse with warm water and towel dry.
Shave Gel is another popular shaving product that’s perfect for people who prefer a more transparent and visible shave. It’s a clear and jelly-like substance that provides excellent lubrication and protection against razor burn. Shave gel contains high levels of soothing moisturising agents like Aloe Vera and Glycerine that lock in moisture and help to hydrate and soothe the skin. A gel is ideal for people with thicker or coarse facial hair that may require extra lubrication.
Preparing your skin before shaving…
Exfoliation is a crucial pre-shave activity in any skincare routine. Exfoliation is important for people who shave regularly, helping to remove the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, unclog pores and also prevent ingrown hairs. The process prepares the skin for a closer and more comfortable shave. Use a gentle exfoliator once or twice a week; a specialist one for your face and a slightly more abrasive one for your legs. Natural particles like Walnut shell, Orzo rice and Orange peel are blended with natural oils to make great scrubs. It is not necessary to be over-vigorous – simply apply with water, gently using the fingertips in a circular motion to cleanse and buff the skin. You can use the body scrub with a body mitt on your legs, after exfoliating rinse and towel dry skin.
Caring for your skin after shaving…
After shaving, moisturising is a vital part of any good shaving routine. Post-shave, the skin can become dry, itchy, and irritated. Moisturisers and balms will help to rehydrate and nourish the skin, preventing razor burn and ingrown hairs. They also really help to improve the skin’s natural texture and appearance, leaving it looking smooth, healthy and radiant. Always choose a gentle moisturiser that’s suitable for your skin type and contains natural ingredients such as Shea butter, Cocoa butter or Coconut oil.
So now you know a bit more about the products on offer, it’s time to get your grooming game in check. As a British natural beauty brand, we pride ourselves on providing you with the best shaving products made with highly effective, beneficial ingredients that cater to all your grooming needs. Now we’ll take you through our top picks of our best shaving products that will leave your skin super- smooth, feeling refreshed, and completely revitalised.
Bergamot & Amber Shave Cream
Our natural shave cream is the perfect addition to your shaving routine. Made with natural ingredients including Shea butter, Coconut oil and Aloe vera, it provides a smooth and comfortable shave while also hydrating your skin. This cream is perfect for all skin types and can be used with or without a shaving brush. It’s gentle on the skin and leaves you with a refreshed and soothing feeling.
Fig & Nutmeg Shave Gel
Our natural shave gel is another great option for a smooth and comfortable shave. Made with natural ingredients including Roman Chamomile and Patchouli, it provides a cooling and refreshing sensation that soothes the skin. This shave gel is perfect for sensitive skin and helps prevent razor burn and irritation. It’s easy to use and provides a clean and close shave.
Cedar & Lime Shave Oil
For a unique and luxurious shaving experience, our natural shaving oil is the perfect option. Made with natural ingredients including Bilberry and Apricot oils, it provides a smooth and effortless shave while also nourishing your skin. This shaving oil is perfect for all skin types and helps prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs. It’s easy to use and leaves your skin feeling soft and refreshed.
Sweet Orange Shave Soap
When used with a shaving brush, the rich, moisturising lather protects the skin, allowing the razor to glide over the skin for the closest of shaves. Made with natural clays of Rhassoul and Bentonite, and Allantoin and Vitamin E to further nourish the skin during and after shaving, helping to prevent razor burn and skin dryness. Presented in a lidded, refillable aluminium tin to protect and preserve the soap.