We’ve all been in that situation where we’re running late for something. Nothing is worse than when that “something” is extremely important. It could be a job interview, a first date, meeting the in-laws or a presentation at work. Whatever that something is, you want to look your best and running late does not help. You throw on your best-nonwrinkled clothes, brush your teeth, do something to your hair, and you’ve just made it under the wire. You go to hit the door, and you forgot to shave. All men have stories of shaving in a hurry which often don’t end well, however, this article is going to help you navigate this setback.
For that smooth baby face, a good clean blade is essential to shaving even when you have time. Now that you’re in a hurry, it’s even more critical. Dull, old razors can cause more harm than good when shaving in a hurry. You won’t get as close a shave, and the razor might tug or pull on your facial hair. They can cause razor burn, and the blade itself can be a hotbed of bacteria.
Razor blades are ancient tech, especially when the advancements in electric razors have improved ten fold. With an electric razor, you don’t need shaving cream. If you’re in a hurry, you can use it in the car on the way to your event. Some of them are even self-cleaning! If you’re running late, use an electric head shaver.
Water is your Friend
There’s a reason they tell you to shave after or during a shower or bath. The hot water opens your pores and allows for a closer, smoother shave. But you’re in a hurry, so here’s what you can do. If you’re in the shower, wash up and let the warm water and steam do a bit of the work. Then wash/rinse your face, and you should be good to go on shaving. If you have no time for a shower, do a quick rinse of your face in the sink with warm water to achieve the same effect.
Maintain Post Shave Rituals
Certain norms should be maintained and post shave patterns are no exception, no matter how late your running. Do not forget to moisturize your skin, especially if you’ve had to shave quickly. Hit your face with a post shave lotion, cream or whatever it is you use because you certainly should. Razor burn and red marks are not flattering, and a clear sign you were rushing. Protecting your skin should never come second.
For some folks, spending top dollar on razors is just an absolute no-go. It’s understandable, new blades and their replacements can hit your wallet hard over time. Still, you should try and invest in some blades that offer more than just a shave. There are blades that actually moisturize your skin as you shave! This is the perfect option for those who find themselves shaving quickly or for those penny pinchers.
Soap Is Not Shaving Cream
You’re in the shower or standing at the sink, and you’re out of shaving cream. You’re probably eyeballing the soap thinking what the difference is. While using soap is not the worst you can do, in a hurry it’s surely not going to help. Soap dries your skin, as does shaving. Combining the two is not good, especially when you’re rushing to get out the door. It’s a viable option, but not the best.
Coconut Oil Is Your Friend
Coconut oil has been one of the best-kept beauty secrets for a long time. In fact, natural oils work wonders on and in the human body. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer mostly used on the scalp. If you happen to have a jar handy, put some on your face and get to work. The blade will glide over it like it was shaving cream, and your skin will be moisturized at the same time.
In the world of shaving, sharing is definitely not caring! Razor blades are a hotbed of bacteria, specifically your bacteria. The last thing you want to do in any situation is share a blade and expose your skin to someone else’s nastiness and vice versa. It’s understandable you’re in a hurry, but do not use your partner’s razor. You might be better off showing up looking like a caveman.
Hopefully, these tips will help you in your mad rush towards the front door, and even in your everyday life. Shaving in a hurry doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind and forget some of the norms. Remember to treat your skin with care, even in a rush, because the side effects can be harsh. Razor burn, dry, irritated skin, and ingrown hairs are just a few things you might have to cope with.