Shaving Benefits Your Facial Skin: Here's Why

December 08, 2019 4 min read

Shaving Benefits Your Facial Skin: Here's Why

Naked Armor

Some men might find the idea of shaving regularly tedious but it actually isn’t bad.

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In fact, the sooner facial hair starts growing out during puberty, the better it is to start making shaving a habit.

That’s because shaving gives the face a cleaner and more polished look. Of course, teenagers may disagree with that and will prefer some facial fuzz to make them look mature but if they’re unruly and unkempt, it will never look good.

Even with fledgling beards, one needs to shave off the wayward strands.

But other than looking good, shaving also benefits your facial skin. Here are the reasons why.

It Eliminates Dead Skin
It Lessens Acne
It Keeps Skin Smooth and Soft
It’s Hygienic
It Aids in Skin Absorption

It Eliminates Dead Skin

Our skin is a living layer. Daily, it sheds about a million dead skin cells. It doesn’t fall off all at once but every minute, 30,000 or so scale of skin flake off your body. We’re actually walking trails of shed skin that even CSI investigators can use them to solve crimes.

When we take a shower, all that soap and water cleans the skin, washing off more dead skin cells. And that‘s a good thing because it allows the outer skin layer to replenish itself by producing healthy, young skin cells from its inner layer.

But sometimes though, our skin needs some help. That’s because there are some dead skin cells that are stubborn enough to remain even if we’ve washed our faces with soap and water. This can result to clogged pores and dry, flaky patches.

Shaving helps get rid of this. As the razor blade sweeps through the skin cutting the whiskers, it also creates a drag that helps scrape off the remaining dead skin cells. This exfoliating action helps rejuvenate the skin layer, bringing up fresh keratin from under the skin.

It Lessens Acne

Among men with dense beards, acne formation under their beards is often a problem during the summer. That’s because the sebum concentration found in the skin pores under the beard tend to remain impacted with sebum secretions and dried sweat. This makes them fertile breeding grounds for acne-causing bacteria.

Regularly shaving your beard off can clear up the excess sebum on your pores, allowing the skin to breathe free. Exposing acne-causing bacteria to the ultraviolet rays of the sun can also lower the incidence of acne blow-outs.

It Keeps Skin Smooth and Soft

Regular shaving also improves the appearance and texture of the skin. This is because the shaving motion stimulates the skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is essential for glowing, vibrant skin. It makes the skin elastic and minimizes the development of fine lines and age-related sagging.

In fact, in Japan, the women regularly shave their face with small razors specifically designed to shave the thin fuzz on their face and their eyebrows. This phenomenon has recently been gaining popularity over here in our shores as more women shave off their peach fuzz or vellus hair. And here’s the thing, women can even do it with a razor!

It helps to have the right razor when shaving regularly. Not only will it give you the best results, but it will also make your shaving experience comfortable and easy.

— Derek Dodds, Naked Armor Founder

It’s Hygienic

For the germaphobes out there, shaving is a hygienic way to keep your face clean from disease-causing bacteria.

Remember that study months ago that said beards were petri dishes full of bacteria more than your average dog fur? Well, shaving regularly is certainly the best way to get rid of these germs, especially among those gifted with the hairy gene.

It Aids in Skin Absorption

We may be reluctant to admit it, but men like to pamper their faces every now and then. Whether it’s a moisturizer, a sunscreen, or an aftershave, we’ve all applied something to our faces to keep it looking and feeling good.

When we shave before applying these products, it makes the skin absorb these skincare products faster. That’s because there are no facial hair that gets in the way of the pores from absorbing the nutrients from these products. This means that the skin will get more benefits from these facial products.

Picking the Right Razor

It helps to have the right razor when shaving regularly. Not only will it give you the best results, but it will also make your shaving experience comfortable and easy.

For women, if you want to shave off your peach fuzz regularly, do it the way Japanese women do. While theoretically, one can pull this off using a safety razor, we’d rather err on the side of caution. Get one of those eyebrow razors or a real facial razor to do the job efficiently.

For men though, nothing does the job better than a straight razor. A straight razor is the only razor that can give you the closest shave. It has a single blade which results in less blade friction and a narrow profile that makes it versatile for either a clean shave or a beard trim.

It’s also cost-efficient and eco-friendly. You don’t need to spend on replacements because it’s made to last long. It’s also not made of plastic so you can be assured you’re not contributing to the problem of plastic pollution and global warming.

Here at Naked Armor, we’re proud of our straight razors because they are made from world-class Japanese steel and high quality timber. Their blades are uniquely designed in between a full hollow and a half hollow grind. This makes our blades versatile in shaving all kinds of hair textures and types.

You’ll never go wrong with a Naked Armor razor. We put the luxury in wet shaving. Check out our site for more of our products.



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