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What is Shaving Foam

Author: William Berg
by William Berg
Posted: Feb 03, 2019
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Shaving is a job, while some people might enjoy shaving most people don’t, and for good reason. Whether you choose wet or dry, there is always the risk of irritation, razor bumps or even cuts. Dry shaving is more prone to cause damage to the skin while wet shaving uses one of the many lubricants available to ease the hassle of shaving. Shaving gels, creams, soaps, and foams are some of the most preferred tools at your disposal to turn your painful shaving experience into a breeze.

Shaving foams are one of the most commonly preferred methods for wet shaving. Some of the most accessible brands in the world all provide a type of shaving foam to go along with their multi-blade razors. These foams present in a thick lather, that allows their razors to glide and slide across the skin. What is in shaving foam and how does it help you? These are the questions we will answer today.

What is Shaving Foam Really?

One of the easier to use options in the world of shaving, shaving foam comes in a ready-to-use aerosol can. If you desire a full lather experience but don’t necessarily have the time to work the creams and soaps in the bowl of skin, then shaving foam is the choice for you. While the older versions of these foams contained a high level of air and alcohol, causing the skin to dry, newer versions contain more moisturizers to combat the alcohol content.

Shaving foams are a combination of lubricating agents, air, moisturizers, and other ingredients that change by brand and type. The product is released from the cans in a fully ready to use lather and is able to be applied directly to the area you will shave. They are designed to work equally well regardless of whether you are using a disposable razor, a straight razor, a shavette, a feather shavette, or a safety razor.

Is Shaving Foam for You?

For those people who sneak shaving into their morning routine pre, during or post-shower, shaving foams are a convenient option. While the convenience is great, the presentation does present some problems. Aerosol cans are not the most environmentally friendly choice since with each use it releases chemicals into the air. For those people with sensitive skin, shaving foams might not be the greatest option. Various repellants and chemicals found in the average shaving foam can further irritate the already sensitive skin and increase the problems that can be avoided with shaving soaps or creams.

It is not all negative though, shaving foams of today include extra ingredients in them to fight of dryness. As times improve the pressurized containers do as well, the amount of chemicals and repellants released has been reduced a lot reducing the weight on your skin and the world. The ease of use of shaving foam is probably its best advantage. While it doesn’t remove the dead skin that a shaving brush use might, it really does just take seconds to prep your face for the shave to come.

Shaving will always be a part of our lives. It has been proven over and over again that people that are well-kept are treated better, look better, and even earn better. If your schedule is as demanding as most of ours are then time is of the essence. And when it comes to saving time and still getting protection from the razor sliding across your face, then shaving foams are the choice for you. Shaving soaps and creams are great alternatives but not everyone has the time to for the prep work they require. This is why shaving foams are so useful. Since we all have different skin with their unique imperfections and are curvature, do your research, try out different products and find the one that best suits your preferences, budget and time limits.

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