Benefits of Pre Shave Oil
Pre Shave Oil? Many have never heard of this type of product before, nor realize the benefits of pre shave oil has on the shaving experience. Both men and women who are into wet shaving and have discovered pre shave oil swear by it. Here’s a brief primer on what pre shave oil is along with its benefits.
Pre shave oil is often a blend of vegetable and/or plant oils designed to be applied to the skin prior to shaving. Just a few drops are used and spread across the area to be shaved. It is not rubbed in, but rather spread across the skin and left to absorb slightly, with the remaining oil lingering on the top of the skin. Shaving soap or cream is applied on top of the oil and shaving commences. The oil is removed during the shaving process, leaving skin soft and smooth.
Some of the benefits of pre shave oil include:
- Moisturizes the skin
- Prepares the skin for a smooth, close shave
- Provides a layer of protection for the skin to protect it from the razor blade
- Softens hair, making it easier for the razor to cut through
- Provides a smooth foundation for the razor to glide across, reducing the ‘pull’ from the razor
- Reduces irritation
- Reduces ingrown hairs
- Reduces razor burn
- Reduces nicks and cuts
Pre shave oil can be used whether you use a disposable/cartridge razor, safety razor or straight edge razor. It helps skin of all ages and provides a positive, improved shaving experience. We have a customer who is 75 years old and swears by A.J. Murray’s vegan pre shave oil as the most important and required step in his shaving routine to reduce the nicks and cuts on his face due to age-related shaky hands. It’s a quick, easy and inexpensive product to add into your shaving routine and is well worth it, with all of the benefits that it provides.
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