Having a clean shave every day can really take a toll on your face, unless you're using the right gear. For the last 50 years, marketing has told us that more blades means a better shave. In reality, shaving this way has led to an increased number of men struggling with razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and irritation.
The worst part? Some men don't have any respite since their jobs require them to be clean shaven every single day. First responders and our military are all required to have a clean shaven face daily. Medical workers must have a perfect fitting N95 mask to protect them from the hazards of their work environment. This means they must trim or have a clean shave every day.
If you struggle with irritation or even damage from years of daily shaving, we're here to show you a better way. You don't have to rethink your profession. You just need to improve the tools you use to start the day!
According to a blog posted on the U.S. Army's website, a few simple tips can help promote healthier skin with shaving every day. First, they recommend "softening the face with a warm, wet washcloth going over the skin in a circular motion" before a shave. Our Silvertip Synthetic Shave Brush does just the trick to soften facial hair and apply shaving cream simultaneously, saving you time and exfoliating dead skin cells.
They also recommend using shaving creams with natural ingredients over gels and harsh aftershave products which can dry out irritated skin. All of our grooming essentials are made with powerful, plant-based ingredients that both protect your skin and nourish it throughout your shave. In the market? Check out both our Ultra Lather Shave Cream and alcohol-free Healing Post Shave.
The last and most important tip given was "to use fewer blades to keep from cutting hair below skin level". Multi-blade razors are designed to shave below the surface of the skin to get an extremely close shave. The problem is that in doing so, the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs greatly increase.
The Single Edge is designed to provide the closest, most comfortable shaves of your life, even if you shave daily. A single blade cuts hair precisely at the surface of the skin, minimizing or eliminating painful, ingrown hairs. Plus, it uses the weight of the solid metal razor to sweep hair away, instead of pressure used with multi-blade razors and pivoting heads. Less friction. Less irritation.
We are so grateful for the service of the men and women fighting for us as first responders, healthcare workers, and in our military. The last thing you need is a bad shave or painful skin standing in the way of the important work you do. It's time to have a skincare routine full of healthy ingredients that don't just clean your skin but take care of it too. To see a full list of ingredients of our products, check out our Ingredients Index.