Wet Shaving Supplies: What Do You Need?
Wet shaving has made a dramatic comeback in the last decade; men around the world are beginning to take skincare more seriously and take more pride in their appearance and the way they feel.
Modern men are trading in their plastic, polluting disposable and cartridges for the luxury self-care of wet shaving. OK, so a proper shave takes longer, but your skin deserves better! A closer shave and less skin irritation and burns mean the smarter Men of the world are taking the lead in a new era of morning rituals.
If you’re interested in the benefits of a wet shave, take a look at our first ever blog post from June 2017 on 5 Reasons Why Wet Shaving is Better.
Creatures of habit, we often stick to what we're used to, even if there a far better way of doing things. That's because we're afraid they may be too hard or too complicated. Believe it or not, the wet shaving process is fairly straight forward!
So, how do I try Wet Shaving?
We're going to try and reduce the concept of the wet shave to a simplified four-step process.
Of course, there can be plenty more to anything and wet shaving is no different. It's a true art, a skill and craft that you can master and constantly improve on through your technique, choice of soap, razor and blades.
So, we'll glide over some of the more granular details and shave off some of your time! Let's get started...
You begin by wetting your skin with a few splashes of water, making your skin nice and soft.
TOP TIP: TRY SHAVING AFTER A HOT SHOWER FOR EVEN SOFTER SKIN
Add on shaving soap or cream to help raise the hairs on your skin. We recommend using natural, handmade soaps. Supermarket shaving soaps, gels and foams are mass produced and contain harsh detergents that are bad for your skin, particularly those with sensitive skin.
Why not try one of our 100% natural and handmade in the UK shaving soaps here (opens new window).
It's important to get a good spread of soap before shaving. Your best bet is using a shaving brush! Shaving brushes come in all shapes and sizes, with animal hair and synthetic hairs. Animal hairs are however often sourced using controversial methods and some skin types can often react badly. We would always recommend a synthetic shaving brush for a smoother more skin friendly spread.