If your son has already expressed an interest in shaving, now is the time to plan your approach. Even if they have to wait until puberty arrives, many boys look forward to shaving because it is a huge event for them. In this article, find tips on how you can safely teach your tween son how to shave.
Facial hair usually begins to appear around the age of 14 for most boys, but others may need to start shaving as early as the tween years. Regardless of how you approach it, it’s a good idea to arm yourself with a few helpful shaving tips to assist your child in learning how to shave correctly and safely while maintaining good cleanliness.
Teaching a Boy to Shave: Some Pointers
When you’re showing a young man how to shave for the first time, follow these steps:
1. Pick a Durable Razor
Electric razors or blade razors are your only genuine options. With an electric razor, your youngster is less likely to injure themselves, making them more forgiving. Because you don’t have to apply shaving cream or ready your face for a shave, they’re very convenient. However, electric razors can be pricey and don’t always offer you the closest shave possible. The closer the shave, the more important it may be for your youngster to use a blade razor.
2. Get Your Face on Game Day!
Before shaving with a razor blade, your youngster must prepare his face. Before attempting to shave, he must wet his face and apply shaving cream. To avoid cuts and skin irritation, never shave a face that has not been prepared.
Acne, oily skin, and other skin issues might make it challenging to find the correct shaving cream for your tween. He may have to test a few different things to find the right product for him.
3. Become a Master of Your Craft
Shaving should be done with short, delicate strokes. Ideally, the blade should glide across the skin. Shave along the direction of the hair development to avoid cuts and scrapes on your child. After some practice with the razor, he’ll be able to shave directly against the growth of new hairs for a closer shave.
Have your youngster rinse it after each use to avoid nicks and keep the razor clean. When your child is done shaven, he should use a clean, gentle towel to pat his skin dry. It’s a bad idea to rub your face. Pats on the back are preferable to firm ones. Before using an aftershave, let the skin breathe a little.
4. Take it easy with the aftershave.
While using an aftershave or lotion is perfectly acceptable, young skin is particularly vulnerable. Make sure to use an alcohol-free aftershave if you’ve got sensitive skin. Be cautious while selecting an aftershave because a strong-smelling aftershave may irritate the skin of your child.
5. Clear the Blades
Ensure that your youngster thoroughly rinses and dries the blade after each use of a blade razor. To prevent cuts and nicks to the skin, throw away disposable blades after the fourth or fifth usage.
6. Keep Your Razor.
Never, ever, ever, ever share your razors with anyone. Many issues, including infection, might arise if you use a razor with someone else.
7. Don’t stray too far.
For the time being, your son won’t have to shave every day. It may only be necessary to do this once a week. Encourage him to only shave when necessary so as not to inflict unnecessary pain on his skin.