How To Choose The Right Shaving Cream For Your Skin

Shaving can be a different experience for everyone. For some, razor burns and bumps are foreign and shaving is a piece of cake. They could probably put anything on their face and have no reaction.

Others, however, are not so lucky. People with sensitive skin who are constantly getting razor burns and rashes have a difficult time picking the right razor, shaving cream, and shaving technique.

One problem for people with sensitive skin is that the shaving cream they’re using contains fragrances and alcohol that can aggravate the skin. When choosing the right shaving cream, look for organic or fragrance-free creams. These will be less likely to irritate the skin. It is important to use shaving cream when shaving because it softens the skin for the best shave possible, so make sure you are still using shaving cream opposed to simply soap and water.

There are tons of effective shaving creams for sensitive skin. Here’s a great one!

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Interesting Facts About Shaving & More Reasons to Shave in the Shower!

I shortened up the list and highlighted the stuff about why you should shave in the shower. Hope you learn something cool! Here is the original: 75 Fun Facts and Myths About Shaving

Did you know…

 

  • 0.35 millimeters a day or 1 centimeter per month is the rate at which human hair grows.
  • It is estimated that 90% of all adult males shave at least once a day.
  • It is also estimated that a man will shave at least 20,000 times in his lifetime.
  • Shaving, tweezing or waxing does not cause hair to grow back thicker or fuller.
  • Religious convictions account for 7% of all men who don’t shave.
  • Your hair grows in response to individual biochemistry and hormones. Heredity, genes, race, medications taken, physical and mental stress, and diet influence these hormones.
  • Your skin is subject to changes in its resiliency and thickness because of temperature, humidity, diet and stress. This can affect shaving.
  • A person’s face is composed of an outermost layer of skin that is primarily made up of dead skin cell.
  • While shaving, a person removes about as much skin as hair.
  • In general a person produces new skin cells every 10 to 20 days.
  • When saturated with water, the strength of a single strand of hair is approximately one third to one half less than the strength of dry hair, making it much easier to shave.
  • The average person has about 615 hairs per square centimeter..
  • The average man’s face contains anywhere from 5,000 to 25,000 whiskers.
  • Most shaving accidents are caused by using dull and/or dirty razor blades, insufficient preparation of the skin and hair before shaving, and using inappropriate equipment and products
  • Facial hair growth rate varies with each man and it even differs with each area on a man’s face.
  • The average man will spend 60 hours shaving each year. Save time shaving in the shower!
  • On average it takes a man between 100 and 600 strokes to shave his entire face.
  • Men spend an average of 5 moths of their lives shaving.
  • For men, it would take roughly 16 years of shaving to collect together one pound of hair clippings.
  • In general, a man removes over 27 feet of hair in his lifetime through shaving alone.
  • Due to a decrease in body fluids in the morning, you should try to avoid shaving first thing when you wake-up.
  • On average 75% men shave their face every day
  • Only 3% of all men who abstain from shaving do so because they simply do not care to do so.
  • It is estimated that 85% of men who shave, prefer to wet shave.
  • 94 million men in the U.S. alone (90 percent of America’s male population) and about 1.6 billion men worldwide age 15 years and older remove hair.
  • 1.3 billion of the men in the world shave with a blade and razor.
  • When a person shaves while his or her skin is wet, these dead skin cells are removed.
  • Cave drawing from as early as 10,000 BC depict both men with clean-shaven faces and those with short beards.
  • Peter the Great of Russia imposed a tax on beards, which was collected at every town gate.
  • The first safety razor was patented in 1901 and more than 25 million blades are sold in the UK every year.
  • Wet shaving is still the most popular method of shaving in the UK.
  • Hair grows faster during the day than at night.
  • Hair on the neck grows parallel to the skin.
  • Shaving cream was only made for men until the industry specifically targeted women in 1986 by manufacturing the whipped magic specifically for women!
  • 42% of men report that they have no facial hair.
  • The majority of men, 84%, shave at the sink. Another 15% of men shave in the shower.
  • Men between the ages of 18 and 24 shave an average of four times a week.
  • Men over the age of 35 shave an average of six times a week.
  • The average man begins to shave regularly when he begins to work regularly.
  • The average man spends 10-15 hours a year shaving.
  • 1680 is the year in which the first narrow-bladed folding straight razor was introduced.
  • The average shave lasts 3.5 minutes.
  • The average shave will trim away somewhere between 20,000-25,000 hairs from a man’s face.
  • There are about 30,000 beard hairs on the face of the average man—the greatest concentration on the chin and upper lip.
  • About 30% of men who shave use an electric device to shave.
  • When a man wet shaves, it’s as good as using an exfoliating product because the process removes dead skin cells promoting healthier skin.
  • Archeologists believe that caveman used clams and shark teeth to shave with, 20,000 years ago-in the Stone Age!
  • Nearly 70% of American women prefer a clean-shaven man.
  • The Reason Fidel Castro originally grew his beard is because his supply of Gillette Blades was cut off.
  • 10 feet the length of the longest mustache on record grown by Birger Pellas of Sweden.
  • 17.5 feet the length of the longest beard on record grown by Hans Langseth of Norway.
  • Old Spice is the bestselling after-shave in the United States.
  • Shave gels weren’t even thought of until the 1970’s.
  • 5 million is the number of hair follicles covering the human body.

 

 

The 6 Coolest Showers Ever

Showering in color?? Yes Please!

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I’m a little teapot, short and stout…how cute is this??

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I’d take an entire room over the normal thing anyway.

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Just because this is one of the coolest things ever.

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So futuristic!

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Picture showering in this everyday…

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Legs as Soft as a Babies Bottom

It’s that time of the week again. Yup, it’s time to put aside an extra seven minutes of the day so you can shave those legs. So what makes a nice smooth shave? I think it typically requires 3 products. The first is obviously a razor, second’s shaving cream, and then lotion to finish em off.

The other day I was at my girlfriends house and I asked her what the baby oil in her shower was for. Could you guess? She uses it to shave her legs with!
I decided to give it a go, and my legs were SO smooth after. I didn’t even have to put lotion on! Not only were they smooth as silk, but they looked really nice too. They were shiny and glowing. So, I figured I’d switch to baby oil! It’s cheaper than buying shaving cream and lotions, plus you’ll have the sexiest legs out there!

Hump Day or Wine Wednesday?

We’ve made it! Yup, it’s half way through the regular work week. (I hope all of you are off on Friday!!) Wednesday is actually one of my favorite days. First things first, I see more camels than I get to see on any other day. Who can’t help but smile when they see those funny looking animals? The camel is a friendly reminder that Friday is that much closer!

Okay, so the BEST part about Wednesday has got to be the concept of “Wine Wednesday.” Society has given us the okay to justify getting completely wine drunk on this day of the week, which sort of makes any cocktail of choice justifiable as well. Yes, it’s the middle of the week, and we’re typically not supposed to be having this much fun with work creeping up the next morning…but shame on you if you are getting routinely plastered on Mondays and Tuesdays. Wednesday is a nice little taste of the weekend to help push us through those last two days. And hey, even if you feel crumby as you drive to work Thursday morning, you’ll have a grin creeping up on your face while you think about your awesome Wednesday night.

If you don’t already, give Wine Wednesday a try, and you will REALLY look forward to hump day!!

Cabin Fever No More

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Personally, I’m pretty susceptible to catching a bad case of cabin fever when my calendar’s open. On the days I’m not at work, it brings me extreme discomfort to miss out on the possibilities of a long summer day. I was talking to my friends about this and we made a decision to plan one adventure per week. This meant that we needed to plan five adventures. (one of us is moving in five weeks, so we’re on his time)

We embarked on our first adventure on Saturday; we went white water rafting. We reserved a spot that morning, loaded up two cars, and headed over to Ocoee Adventure Center. Yes, it was a blast. We screamed when went flying into air from the surf, and we laughed harder than we screamed when one of us went over board (it wasn’t me…okay maybe it was). Even though we were terrified every time we approached a level 4 rapid, we craved more.

Our well spent 35 dollars to go rafting inspired us to make one of the remaining adventures another rafting trip, but our next trip will be an upper. (the lower is less intense) I suggested that we go to the rock quarry for adventure number two, but I was told that the rock quarry doesn’t count because we had gone there the week prior. So, what qualifies as an “adventure?” An adventure is something that is out of the ordinary, something that you wouldn’t normally do, something that pulls at your nerves. So here is our bucket list for the next five weeks:

week 1: White water rafting (lower)

week 2: Tubing

week 3: Hiking/camping out

week 4: Zip lining

week 5: White water rafting (upper)

Psychology suggests that when we take on a nerve-racking feat, whether it’s skydiving or zip lining, the shared experience promotes positive relationships. It makes sense. The adrenalin we encounter when we’re doing something outside of our comfort zone is more exciting when we’re with a loved one or a good buddy. Plus, the accomplishment you feel afterwards is that much sweeter to share. Who knows, you may be telling the story of your white water rafting journey for years.

Whether or not your an adventure seeking risk taker, go do something out of the routine. Go camping, go horseback riding, go rock climbing, go kayaking, go do something!