The 4 Myths of Shaving

Four common shaving habits that are bad for your skin


Despite what your grandpa said to you about shaving with cold water back when he was “your age”, the truth is that shaving with cold water can cause shaving irritation. Here’s why. Cold water causes your pores to close up, making the hair more difficult to be removed. Cold water should only be used at the end of your shave when you’re fully rinsed off.


Are you kidding me with this one? This is a big no go Men. Dry shaving will most definitely leave you with razor burn and irritation and leads to damaging the skin. First, shaving when your skin is dry will dull your razor blades fast, and secondly you end up shaving more of the oils and debris left on your skin.



It’s arguable that 5 blades work better, but research shows that 5 blades really isn’t necessary for getting a better shave. Preparing the skin is really where a good shave begins. A three blade system is best for men with sensitive skin.



The lather from soap is made up mostly of glycerin, and agents that strip the skin of oil. Shaving oil and creams contain ingredients that create a buffer between your skin and the razor blade. It gives a great slippery surface so that your razor has a better glide, and protects your skin from being stripped of it’s oils.


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1 Response

  1. The Art of Shaving says:

    You have to wonder how these myths begin… Great list. These are definitely ideas that will only damage your skin rather than create the perfect shave. Thank you for clearing up these ideas. The best way to shave is to use a high quality razor and just stick to the basics.

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