The term“ sensitive” man refers in part to men who aren’t afraid to express their feelings, who cry at movies, who absorb large chunks of information every day and are sometimes overwhelmed by it. No matter how you define it, however, there’ s no need to be ashamed of or run from sensitivity. Many women, in fact, prefer “sensitive” men.
Sensitive skin is an entirely different sort of thing, however. If you have it, there are plenty of times when you’ d like to run from it. Like when you’ re shaving, for instance. The good news, however, is that some razors such as the Feather All-Stainless Steel Double Edge Razor are better for sensitive skin than others. And, whether you’ re a sensitive man or not, we know that you’ ll appreciate a grooming kit that’ s filled with only the highest quality tools.
Things to Consider When Purchasing a Razor for Sensitive Skin
While a quality razor should, at least in theory, work on all types of skin, some are better than others for shaving sensitive skin. Then again, qualities that make a razor great are also qualities that make many razors ideal for men and women with sensitive skin.
For men with sensitive skin, cartridge razors are often a good option because there’ s not much - if any - learning curve when you first use it. In turn, a razor that’ s relatively easy to handle is a razor that will leave fewer nicks, cuts, and skin irritation. If your skin is already sensitive, the last thing you want is for your razor to add to the irritation.
While double-edge safety razors take a little more technique than cartridge razors, it will in most cases provide a cleaner, closer shave. In theory, you’ ll need to make fewer passes over your face during the shave, which decreases the number of times the blade can potentially irritate your skin.
Additionally, safety razor blades almost always last longer than cartridge blades. And, as most of you probably know, buying replacement cartridge blades isn’t cheap by any means. True, your initial investment in a safety razor is more, but the price of blades alone can save you money in the long run.
The shaving head
Many cartridge razors come with adjustable shaving heads. In other words, you can adjust the angle of the blade to fit the contours of your face. You can simply adjust the setting to provide a more aggressive shave or dial it back to provide a milder shave- something many men with sensitive skin can appreciate. In turn, this leads to not only a closer shave, but also less irritation. Other razors, particularly disposables, come with shaving heads that are designed by the manufacturer to already be at the optimal shaving angle.
Sometimes you get what you pay for - good and bad.
Many expensive razors are worth the price because they’ re made of high-quality materials and provide an irritation-free shave. Furthermore, many of them are designed to last a long time, so your larger initial investment is offset by the number of years you’ ll use the razor.
On the flip side, not all lower-priced razors are of lower, “cheaper” quality- particularly when it comes to disposables. A true disposable razor - the kind you toss in the trash after the blade becomes dull - won’ t make much of a dent in your wallet but may still give you a quality shave that doesn’t rile up sensitive skin.
All but one of the razors listed before comes with a lubrastip or moisturizing gel reservoir that keep your face lubricated throughout the shave. A well-lubricated face makes for a less irritating shave in most cases, although the size of the shaving head is another factor when it comes to purchasing a razor that’ s safe for sensitive skin.
The handle of a razor is easy to overlook regarding its importance to the entire shave, but don’ t just choose any handle. The good ones have an ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your hand, provide a secure grip, and won’ t make your hand grow weary during the shaving process.