5 Simple Steps to Bump-Free Shaving

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Shaving can be an irritating process, literally! Especially for those that have curly hair, yet desire to keep a clean-shaven look. Dry shaving is a great shaving alternative for people who have sensitive skin and develop bumps easily. Here are five simple steps to follow for dry shaving that will help keep men bump-free.

Exfoliate

Exfoliation insures that the pores on the exposed layers of skin remain clear and free from pore-clogging oil and or debris. Clogged pores prevent hair from growing above the top layer of skin, resulting in bumps from ingrown hairs.

Dampen the Skin

Dry shaving is an alternative to traditional shaving with foam or soap. It’s considered “dry shaving” because wet products are not used during the process. However, I would still suggest the skin and hair be softened with a moist, hot towel before the dry shaving process. A super-smooth dry shave can be achieved using the Andis Profoil Lithium Shaver, which shaves as close as a razor without the burn or irritation.

Determine How Close

Shaving too close could be a culprit in causing ingrown hair bumps. Therefore, if a foil shaver is too close for your skin type, a trimmer such as the Andis T-Outliner® would be a great alternative because it will leave a very short stubble that will minimize ingrown hairs. The Andis T-Outliner has been the dry shaver’s personal choice for decades. In addition, the Andis Headliner® is the best alternative for trimming or dry shaving at home.

Keep a Routine

Consistency with the shaving routine can help men maintain a bump-free complexion. For instance, if the Andis Profoil Lithium Shaver creates the ideal closeness of the desired shave, shaving every two days may work best to keep shaven areas bump-free. If the Andis T-Outliner or Headliner trimmers create the ideal closeness of a shave, shave every three to seven days to prevent ingrown hairs.

Protect Your Skin

Andis Bump Care® is a perfect exfoliator and skin protector for dry shaving. Bump Care helps remove pore-clogging debris and helps soothe skin irritation. It’s available in 4 oz. and 12 oz. bottles and in convenient pre-moistened wipes. Simply wipe on after shaving to complete your bump-free shaving routine.

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Kenny Duncan is a nationally known barber, stylist and educator, as well as co-owner of a 12-chair salon—Main Attraction Unisex Salon—based in Philadelphia. He is the barber for several Grammy Award-winning artists and has toured the world as the barber for the Lady Gaga production team. Kenny's styling work has also appeared in films such as "Fantastic Four" and "Creed" starring Michael B. Jordan. He is currently the Lead Educator for Andis Company.