One of the most commonly-discussed topics in the niche of men’s grooming is the frequency of shaving.
This debate has carried on for years with very little clarity emerging about the issue. While some men believe that shaving daily can ruin your skin, some believe that it offers many benefits. It should be noted that shaving daily does have some advantages and these have been explained below. However, if you have highly sensitive skin that tends to react adversely upon shaving, please refrain from shaving regularly. Others, like me, are highly encouraged to read further and discover the benefits of shaving every day:
Benefits of Shaving Daily for those with Facial Hair Deficit
If you are one of those guys who can't even grow a stubble, shaving daily can do the trick. Please note that there is no scientific proof that shaving every day will spurt the growth of hair on your face. However, most guys opine that the rate at which they have seen their beard grow back seems directly proportional to the shaving regularity—more regular the shaving, quicker the growth seemed to be back. Even if it does not work out, this is a safe bit of trick to catalyze some manly hair on your face, isn't it?
Benefits of Shaving Daily for those with Excessive Facial Hair
If you are one of those whose genetic make-up is somewhat similar to that of werewolves, I mean in terms of facial hair density, shaving regularly isn't a bad idea. For starters, it gives the face a cleaner, more polished look. Secondly, people with dense facial hair tend to suffer from acne caused by pulling at longer hair strands. During the summer seasons, the sebum concentration found in the skin pores under the beard tend to remain impacted with sebum secretions and sweat and thus, contribute towards acne.
Shaving Scrubs Away Dead Skin
Whether you use a shaving gel, cream or foam, rubbing the skin and scraping away the hair with a razor continue to be the bare essentials of shaving. This helps to remove the daily skin debris that is created along the outermost layer of the skin. This process of shedding dead skin cells is common across men and women. This debris can get impacted within the hair follicles and lead to acne. However, with regular shaving you can remove these dead skin cells without the need to scrub your face.
Shaving Increases Level of Skin Protection
Most shaving products, including the foaming creams and razors are spiked with anti-bacterial agents. These agents combined with the antiseptic action of the after-shave ensure that the skin is kept free from fungal or bacterial infections. This is the easiest way to ensure that your skin is able to neutralize the daily danger of skin infections.
Regular Shaving Makes You Look Younger, Refreshed
The un-kept look might work for some guys, but if you are working in a corporate environment, the neat look still makes a lot more sense. Here, shaving daily can be your friend. It immediately renders a degree of suaveness to your persona. Further, most men tend to look more energetic and refreshed with their facial hair removed.
Shaving Daily Keeps Away Razor Bumps
Shaving on a regular basis is the easiest way to steer clear of ingrown hair or razor bumps. Shaving daily means that you don’t allow the hair to get too long. This reduces chances of the hair entering a neighboring hair follicle. Even if a razor bump does develop, shaving daily will ensure that you can discover and dismantle it before it gets too big and ugly. Shaving on smaller hair means lesser pulling. This avoids the hair shaft being fully pulled out, overcoming the root cause of razor bumps. (Grooming, MensXP.com)