Men, how to get a parlor shave without razor burn and ingrowns.

By Tia Cristy

(Recap) Men, how to get a parlor shave without razor burn and ingrown's.



Guys, this one is for you.

Men love to get a good shave and it's a nice gift, if their lady gets them a trip to the barber, but what's even sexier, is getting that parlor feel on a regular, weekly basis. And ladies, you can help your man get this feel at home.

First thing, wet a hand towel and wring it out, leave it in a bundle and then pop it in the microwave for about a minute. (give or take, depending on microwave wattage)

Check temperature, if it's too hot, let it cool. Note: The face is more sensitive than the hands. Wrap the towel cradling the chin, so the towel covers the jawline and comes around the neck. Leave the nose open for breathing. Sit and relax for 5 to 10 minutes if you've got the time. (Guys need pamper time, too)

After the towel starts to cool, remove and make a sugar mixture. In a bowl combine about a 1/4 cup of sugar with a few teaspoons of water. The consistency should be like wet sand. Apply the sugar paste to the area that's about to be shaven. To exfoliate, rub in a circular motion with a slight amount of pressure. It should not burn. (if it burns wash off immediately) Be sure to put the mixture down the neck as well. Once you are exfoliated, rinse off with warm water. Pat dry.

It's now time to froth up that shaving cream before applying. In a clean bowl, squirt in your usual amount of shaving cream. Take a fork and whisk the cream up to allow some more air into the foam. (don't over whisk or let sit too long, pending on cream it could go runny)

Apply to the face in desired shaving areas. Take your favorite non-electric razor, make sure it is clean and not dull. Begin to shave. Be aware of your pressure, since the exfoliating process removed dead skin and raised follicles higher than you maybe use too. SIDE NOTE: If a guy is being romantic and letting his lady shave him, give instructions prior; remember legs are different than faces. Don't want to ruin a romantic moment with an accident.

(From the ingrown Tip
In a lot of ingrown hair cases for both men and women the razor is to blame, reason being, blade is too dull. Men have more blades on their razor since it's used for the face and neck so it gives a closer shave. But, if the blade is dull, the blade clips the hair crooked and irritates the skin to plump up, and close off, causing the remainder of the hair to go back under the skin and loop.)

Once you are done the shave, rinse with warm water and pat dry. The splash face and neck again with cool water and pat dry. Don't rub. Allow the air to dry the rest. Don't use after shave with alcohol, it will only irritate the face. (Sugar is good for healing open wounds such as razor burn. So use the left over sugar if needed)  

It's important to moisturize after the shave. Again nothing with alcohol, or a sting factor.If you're unsure, open up a bead of vitamin E, squeeze the entire capsule in your hand, spread and apply lightly. It's thick and sticky but it will moisturize with out stinging. let sit for a minute and splash with cold water and pat dry. Your shave will feel parlor done.

Tips from Tia is trying to keep you looking good and feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

 
Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

 

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