Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Natural Benefits of Shaving with Lavender

Shaving can be an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience for some.  This is often due to the irritating synthetic fragrances, drying alcohols and lathery foams found in many shaving products that tend to deplete the skin of its own natural protective oils.  In particular, sensitive facial skin that is more frequently shaved needs extra care.

A natural and nourishing shave using lavender essential oil 

Born of a special request by one of our long-time customers, our Lavender Shaving Gel and Lavender After Shave bring the protective, soothing and calming benefits of pure lavender essential oil to a shaving experience that will be as nourishing to the skin as it will be fragrant.

Benefits of Shaving with Lavender Essential Oil from Pelindaba Lavender

Lavender Shaving Gel

Using a shaving gel in place of more common shaving foam products is beneficial for a multitude of reasons.  Based on a blend of skin nourishing oils like coconut and olive oils, our Lavender Shaving Gel softens facial hair prior to shaving, making for a smoother shaving experience.  Shaving gel provides a sleek layer between the skin and the razor blade creating a surface with ample glide for the blade.  This helps to lessen nicks and razor burn.

This luxurious layer also assists in the prevention of moisture loss by supplying the skin with the nourishing benefits of aloe vera, shea butter and the natural antiseptic and topical anesthetic benefits of lavender essential oil that are uniquely suited to help instantly manage those nicks that inevitably periodically accompany this everyday act of grooming.

Shaving with Lavender is Natural and Nourishing

Lavender After Shave

Following up a gentle, protective and nourishing shave with a calming, soothing and cooling after shave lotion will help to prevent ingrown hairs and further reduce the possibility of skin irritation, especially for very sensitive skin.  With organic lavender essential oil and aloe vera gel as the first ingredients, our Lavender After Shave is designed to sooth and moisturize freshly shaven skin.

Paired with the benefits of natural witch hazel in place of alcohol and the topical anesthetic effects of lavender essential oil, our after shave will help to arrest any bleeding, alleviate pain and speed the healing process of any cuts from a dull blade or hasty strokes.  The skin will benefit overall from the natural antiseptic quality of lavender essential oil by reducing skin bacteria and keeping pores clean.

The Natural Benefits of Shaving with Lavender Essential Oil from Pelindaba Lavender

Tips for achieving a successful lavender shave:

  • Start with a sharp blade.  A dull blade will not glide as easily across the skin or slice through coarse hairs as well.  Often dull blades will act as an abrasive to skin and snag or incompletely cut facial hairs.  This can produce a great deal of skin irritation as well as nicks and cuts and perpetuate the probability of razor burn and ingrown hairs. 
  • Warm facial hair with a hot, moist washcloth before applying shaving gel.  This will help to open hair follicles to better receive hair softening ingredients. 
  • Wet the skin with warm water and dispense one pump of shaving gel onto finger tips.  Warm the shaving gel by rubbing between hands.  Apply the shaving gel in upward strokes, ensuring it is well distributed across the skin surface.  Allow to sit for 30 seconds to one minute.
  • Shave in slow, gentle strokes with the grain of hair growth.  Passing over the same area as few times as possible.  Rinse with tepid water and pat dry with a soft, clean towel.
  • Shake the bottle of after shave vigorously prior to dispensing.  Putting a quarter size amount in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together to coat both palms.  Gently press the after shave into the skin, avoiding harsh rubbing.  Your skin will feel refreshed, soothed and gently moisturized. 

The Natural Benefits of Organic lavender Essential Oil for Men's Shaving

For an extra dose of care for your face, apply our Lavender Lip Therapy to the lips and gently dab a touch of our Lavender Treatment Stick to the under eye area.

Even though we have been focusing on facial shaving, many women have found our Lavender Shaving Gel and Lavender After Shave beneficial to their sensitive skin as well.

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