Haircuts

Histology of the Skin

The skin is the largest and one of the most important organs of the body because it is the bodies first line of. defense against disease. Healthy skin is slightly moist, soft, and flexible with a smooth, fine-grained texture. The slightly acidic pH of healthy skin provides a protective response against organisms that touch or try to enter it. Ideally, the skin should be free of blemishes and other disorders and have the ability to renew itself.

Skin varies in thickness. It is the eyelids and thickest on the palms of the hands and sole of the feet. Continued pressure over any part of the skin can cause it to thicken and become calloused. The skin of the scalp is constructed similarly to the skin elsewhere on the human body, but the scalp has larger and deeper hair follicles to accommodate the longer hair on the head. The appendage of the skin is hair, nails, sweat glands, and oil glands. The skin is constructed of two clearly defined divisions, the epidermis, and the dermis. (Milady's Standard Professional Barbering)

 

7 Ways to Properly Shave Facial Hair

Razor burns are ruining a lot of guy's shaves and turning into unwanted razor bumps. Sadly,  there is not a single guarantee method to prevent them, but, there are many steps you can be taken to limit them.

Step 1 ~ Moister - shower before your shave to ensure your beard is properly moistened (if unable to wash your face with warm water).

Step 2 ~ Shaving Cream - use a shaving cream appropriate for your skin type and type of hair.

Step 3 ~ Brush - apply the cream with a shaving brush, this will soften & lift hair away from the face resulting in closer shave without tugging at the skin.

Step 4 ~ Razor - do not use a dole razor, this creates drag against the skin (it is often recommended to use double safety razor which doesn't provide excess blade cutting the skin).

Step 5 ~ Method - Go in direction of beard growth with short strokes (shaving against the direction of hair provides a closer shave, however, more razor burns), and end with chin hair to allow the toughest area to soften over time.

Step 6 ~ Post Shave - rinse with warm water, then cold to close the pores followed by part of a clean towel.

Step 7 ~ Moisturize - shaving removes two layers of skin, which is why it's important to moisturize (use one that is not greasy, absorbs quickly and drys without face looking shiny).

These steps are not guaranteed to stop razor bumps, but they will decrease the chance of them after shaving.

GOOD LUCK!