It can be very irritating and annoying to shave when you have sensitive skin. If you aren’t careful, instead of having nice smooth legs or a handsome clean-shaven face, you will end up with a rash. Instead of wanting to show off your pretty legs or your handsome face, you’ll be wearing long pants or wishing you had a mask! It doesn’t have to be that way! Here are a few good tips to help people with sensitive skin shave without distress.

To keep your skin looking good, you must learn how to wash properly. You don’t want to use the wrong facial wash or scrub hard, because that can just irritate your skin. Find that right product for your skin type, rub in a circular manner and rinse well with warm water.

If you have combination skin, you need to address two challenges at once. First you will want to get a handle on the oil production, usually in the “T-zone” extending across your forehead and then vertically down your nose and chin. The second, is to provide enough moisture to the dry areas of your skin, usually your cheeks. You can achieve both goals by assiduously washing with gentle cleansers that will remove excess oil, without stripping your skin completely and then making sure the dry areas of your face are adequately moisturized.

A simple tissue can tell you what type of skin you have. If you are unsure of your skin type, take a tissue, unfold it, and press it to your face. If you see oil on the tissue in the areas of the forehead, nose, and cheeks – you have oily skin. If it only shows oil on the forehead and nose, you have combination skin. No oil means you have normal or dry skin. If your skin feels taught, it is likely on the dry side.

By following these tips, you can shave your sensitive skin without mayhem! It may take a little longer to proceed with caution and handle with care, but these steps will result in a shaving experience that is pleasant and comfortable, as opposed to traumatic. You will surely be a lot happier with your shaving results when you can feel proud to show your face or legs in public!