A study conducted by The Worldwide Dermal Organization specifies that 79% of male respondents say they have one or more skin problem(s) that they notice daily, and yet the selection of their shaving products rarely takes this into account. Shaving can not only result in razor burn, ingrown hairs and razor bumps, but it can lead to increased sensitization and infection that results in pre-mature aging.
Unluckily, as the average man’s beard grow two millimeters per day, there is ample opportunity to create an inflamed skin condition during shaving. As a matter of fact, if the average man starts shaving at age 13 and continues until he is 85 years old, and pretentious he uses all of five minutes shaving each day, he will devote over six months of his life to just shaving his beard.
Professional skin analysts, may not be shaving our customers, but with the growing number of men in skin treatment centers, barbershops and Thalassotherapy (the use of seawater as a form of therapy) center, we need to teach them about their precise skin care needs as it relates to shaving.
Complications Related to Shaving:
We know that the artless act of shaving enforces constant strain on the skin. Shaving is a form of bodily exfoliation that can impact the health of the skin. Razor bumps, unwanted hairs, razor burn and infection are just some of the visible signs of distress that the skin undergoes when a razor is used on the beard. Shaving triggers a high level of visible irritation and can lead to over-exfoliation, as well as a compromised lipid obstacle.
Our layer depend on the lipid barrier layer that is part of the Stratum Cranium for safety. This layer of lipid keeps humidity in the tissues and control the entry of outside chemicals from entering the deeper layers of the skin. During shaving, the obstacle lipid layer can be negotiated, especially if the man is in the habit of using alcohol-laden aftershaves, which can remove the lipids comprising this integral part of the Stratum Cranium.
Once the Obstacle lipid layer is negotiated, water readily escapes from the primary tissues, creating a dehydrated skin conditions. Chemicals from the environment can now infiltrate into the skin, causing irritation and a sensitized skin condition. Once inflamed, anything can irritate the skin, including daily shaving.