Hair removal and sensitive skin, we've been there. Whether you’re shaving, plucking each individual hair from its follicle or using hot wax to strip it all back, without the right tools hair removal can be a nightmare for those that suffer from sensitive skin.
Fortunately, there are some incredible high-quality shaving support products designed to prevent and soothe irritation. In saying that, everyone’s needs when it comes to shaving cream will be different due to the needs of our skin. Here’s however our top tips in finding the right cream for you!
- Natural ingredients. When it comes to nourishing, protecting and soothing your skin, you can’t go past all natural ingredients that help boost your skins health! Ingredients such as oatmeal, aloe vera, tea tree oil and jojoba oil can do wonders for the skin and especially the highly sensitive! Aloe Vera is a personal favourite as it soothes irritation and reduces inflammation.
- Avoid harsh chemicals. We are very much about our all-natural ingredients. There are so many products out there hiding cheap preservatives, fillers, toxins and other ingredients that have absolutely no benefit for your skin. Steer clear of any sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and dyes, and PEG compounds.
- Shaving lubrication. One of the biggest causes of irritation when shaving is not having adequate lubrication. Your razor should glide like a feather over the skin. If it isn’t, then you may need to look into your shave soap! Having a proper glide will cut down on irritation, burn and nicks and in turn, protect your skin from irritation.
When it comes to shaving, our favourites include the JR Liggett All-Natural Shaving foam. It’s great for those with sensitive skin being hypoallergenic, moisturising and 100% all natural. My top pick however would have to be the Ursa Major Stellar Natural Shave which has amazing hydrating ingredients, ensuring a close but irritation free shave. Especially if you have sensitive skin or a skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis or keratosis pilaris.