Nowadays, the beard is an indisputable asset of seduction, even a fashion accessory. But adopting a beard on a daily basis requires maintenance, just like shaving close! To do this, most men use a good razor, mechanical or electric. Only then, in the long run, does shaving irritate the skin of the face and often leave small unsightly pimples… And all this so that the hairs grow back and always faster!
It is for these reasons that more and more men with beards change the razor for hair removal, much more suitable for the sensitive skin of the face, but also more effective.
Are you skeptical? Wait and see…
Waxing or shaving, what are the differences for your beard?
To be safe, let’s remember the basics. As you know, whatever the model of your razor, it is made of blades. When you shave your beard, you cut your hair. In other words, you only remove the part that has grown on the surface of the skin.
Hair removal can be done in several ways: with wax, with tweezers or electric. We are going to focus on hair removal, which is much more interesting for you bearded men. It is a sticky substance often made of sugar that adheres to the surface of the skin and thus allows the entire hair to be pulled out, from the tip to the bulb. And that’s what makes all the difference!
Waxing has its reasons that shaving ignores…
Already, hair removal allows a flawless and long-lasting result . In effect, as seen above, the hair is pulled out, not cut. As a result, the regrowth is longer. This allows you to maintain a well-groomed beard and smooth skin for up to 3-4 weeks ! There you start to smile, admit…
So, choosing hair removal has the great advantage of avoiding the risk of repeated cuts and irritations since the blades are no longer in the equation. So no more burning cheeks in the morning!
Finally, hair removal is preferred for hygiene reasons. Razors can be a real breeding ground for bacteria for less meticulous bearded men. And yes, gentlemen, using a knife thrown away in a drawer or renewing its blades once each bishop dies can cause infections. With hair removal, you no longer have these kinds of problems. The wax used is for single use, it greatly reduces the risk of infections .
Okay… but does it hurt?
In general, hair removal is known to be uncomfortable. Although the perception of this pain is unique for everyone, it is true that it is never a piece of cake… But keep in mind that hair removal becomes less and less painful over time because your skin gets used to it. In addition, the wax, when hot, reduces pain. Indeed, the heat dilates the pores and therefore makes it much easier to extract the hair inside the epidermis.
In short, the most welcoming bearded men may have to clench their teeth a bit for the first time… But the little suffering endured during the waxing of your beard will be quickly forgotten when you discover the benefits!
A small contraindication…
However, be careful if you have blood circulation problems, hot waxing can be an aggravating factor. This contraindication is not absolute, but you prefer to be careful and seek the advice of your doctor.
But how do you shave your beard?
Waxing has many advantages, but it is a much more complete method than shaving.
However, if you are more daring, you can try the experiment at home. To do this, in most supermarkets you will find strips of cold wax for the face, ready to use. Always test a small area of skin to make sure it doesn’t cause a reaction. And be sure to pull the wax strips properly at the risk of ending up with cotton candy.
To avoid any inconvenience, it is advisable to go directly to a professional within a specialized institute, for hair removal in the rules of the art, safe and made to measure.
The right things to do after waxing
Beard waxing pulls on the dermis to extract the hairs. that weakens it.
Above all, it is best to avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after waxing. Then, remember to moisturize your skin well during the days after waxing. To do this, you can for example use Aloe Vera gel or soothing oils such as argan oil. You can also choose to do your post-waxing treatment yourself if you wish.
Finally, during the weeks between each waxing session, nothing prevents you from doing a few small touch-ups yourself to perfect your beard with the help of tweezers.