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Alternative shaving creams for men might give you better protection than actual shaving creams. Shaving creams seem to be a real hit-or-miss with guys. Most of them contain alcohol, and that dries out the skin. Some have no problem using them, where as others can’t seem to get the right protection.
Most shaving creams come a long way and overall seem to be what most prefer to shave with. Although some guys still get an allergic reaction to some of the chemicals that are used.
My problem with shaving creams is that most of them are not organic, and those that have really sensitive skin tend to have problems the chemicals used. Although the shaving industry has come a long way in developing better products for sensitive skin.
Even still, are there better alternatives for shaving creams for men to use? If you’re going to shave large parts of the body, then I would not use them. I am going to list some alternatives for men to use to shave with the body, face, and any part on the skin. The trick is always to have some sort of moisture. So before using make sure you have a good wet and dry electric shaver, unless you like to use the good old fashion razor blade.
1.) Virgin Coconut Oil: This is my personal favorite, and I can’t seem to get enough of how truly miraculous this oil is. Why I love it is pretty simple because one: it absorbs in the skin and makes it smoother, and two: the skin becomes extremely soft.
A lot of people apply to the skin as a moisturizer, but you can also apply directly to the body and face before shaving.
What does it do? It makes shaving less irritable for one thing. It acts as a protector from razor irritation, and keeps the skin very moist. It also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory as well. Since coconut oils acts as a natural lubricate the razor blades won’t dig into the skin, instead it will glide with it since coconut oil is as slippery as butter, but it doesn’t stick.
The one con of coconut oil is that sometimes it takes time to absorb, so don’t use too much. Just a teaspoon is enough. And you might have to rub it into the skin for 5-10 minutes. Once it absorbs, your skin will have great protection though.
2.) Shea Butter: Shea butter is very similar to coconut oil. I have never tried it, but it’s naturally soft and smooth for the skin. It gives the skin enough moisture for a much smoother shave. A lot of people who have used this remark how softer the skin feels, because it can even allows your blade to penetrate deep enough to remove razor bumps without the risk of cutting or nicking the skin.
A lot of really good organic shaving creams now use shea butter as one of its top ingredients. Since it both lubricates, softens, and keeps the skin moist makes it a top natural alternative to choose from.
3.) Baby Powder: The good old fashion baby powder. It’s no wonder why its used by millions of people around the world after showering. The skin tends to dry out very easily, and that’s why most men and women never get the comfortable shave they want. Using baby powder keeps the skin extremely soft. You never want to shave when the skin is very dry and hard. This is just asking for pain, discomfort, and a lot of shaving bumps, cuts, and nicks.
Particularly for the body, I’d highly recommend using baby powder. You apply to the skin, then let it sit for a couple of minutes. The blades are able to penetrate much closer to the surface and glides with the skin rather against it. Try it sometime, and see if you notice a significant difference when using.