Having a close shave is something that a lot of men want. The ritual of shaving can almost be meditative and a good way to start a morning routine for some needed self-care love. It is a sublime process, yet can be a challenge for certain men. If your skin is on the sensitive side then you know first-hand how shaving can present quite the challenge. With sensitive skin come issues such as irritation, razor bumps, and ingrown hairs that can not only be painful but also embarrassing.
But preventing ingrown hairs is only half the equation. You have to be equipped with a full arsenal of the right products to achieve a smooth shave without irritation. And arguably one of the most important factors will be your razor. The best razors for sensitive skin all have one thing in common: They are specifically designed and engineered with your skin in mind.
Whether you prefer a traditional razor with multiple blades, an electric razor, or a single-blade safety razor, there's a solution for your preference. We've rounded up the best men's razors for sensitive skin to make it easier for you. With a little time and patience, you too can have a baby-smooth face in no time.
Braun Series 9 Pro Shaver
If you are gonna go with an electric foil razor, you might as choose the best in the industry, and that title goes to none other than Braun. With their latest Series 9 pro shaver, it's about as perfect as they come. Efficient, quick, and easy, and a tilting head (which can be locked if need be or you prefer it that way) that can conform to the ever-changing landscape and shapes of your neck and Adam's apple, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better shaver.
Bevel Safety Razor
If you have curly facial hair that is prone to pesky ingrown hairs, then a safety razor will be your best friend. But this isn’t just an ordinary safety razor; this luxury razor is re-engineered to specifically prevent post-shave irritation, and it works perfectly for coarse hair. This single blade effortlessly cuts at skin level to reduce razor bumps, nicks, and ingrown hairs. It's also a great-looking razor with a brass-weighted design and sleek lines.
Hydro 5 Blade Skin Comfort Sensitive Razor
Enjoy a comfortable shave from this dermatologist-tested and designed razor from Schick. This razor is engineered with five blades to provide a close shave while the seven cushioning gel pools made with Aloe and Pro-Vitamin B5 reduce friction. This razor also features a shock absorb handle for better control of pressure on your skin and a flip-back precision trimmer for edging. You also won't have to worry about changing blades as often as you might on another razor, as the blades in this one are designed to last you for a full month.
Gillette SkinGuard Men's Razor
Gillette’s SkinGuard is the first razor from the company to be specifically designed for men with sensitive skin and those prone to razor bumps. With the SkinGuard Technology, the razor shaves hair at the skin level, guarding the skin by reducing blade contact. You can expect minimal tugs for a better shave experience. Although this may not get you that close shave that you’re used to, your sensitive skin might end up thanking you for it.
The Single Edge SE
Don’t let the minimalist design fool you. The Single Edge SE razor is the updated version of the original Supply razor that has maintained its sleek and futuristic look complete with aerospace-grade metals. This razor features NickStop Technology, which helps reduce shaving cuts by about 75%. Its single-blade design cuts at the surface level of the skin to prevent ingrown hairs. There are no worries of razor burn no matter what your skin type is.
Gillette Sensor3 Sensitive Men's Disposable Razor
This disposable razor promises you up to 10 gentle shaves. Gillette’s Sensor3 Sensitive razor's enhanced Lubrastrip with water-activated Comfortgel technology provides you with the extra lubrication between each stroke. The razor is also designed with a pivoting head, which can move up to 40 degrees to allow you to get a close shave that hugs the contours of your face. You can also keep better control over your razor as the Gillette Sensor 3 comes with a anti-slip rubber coated handle.
Philips Norelco Shaver 2300 Rechargeable Electric Shaver
This electric shaver features rounded blades to gently cut your facial hair just above the skin level. The head adjusts to the curves of your face to ensure smooth contact without having to use any added pressure. Less pressure means less opportunities for hair tugging. The razor also features a pop-up trimmer to allow you to groom your mustache and sideburns. It has a one touch opener that allows for easy cleaning and you get 40 minutes of shaving from an 8-hour charge.
BiC Flex 4 Sensitive Hybrid Men's 4-Blade Disposable Razor
The BiC Flex 4 Hybrid Men’s Razor offers a great performance at an affordable value that will help you achieve an ultra-close shave. This razor features 4 long-lasting blades with aloe enriched lubricating strips to help protect the skin from irritation, making it a great choice for sensitive skin. This razor does a great job hugging the curves of your face, jaw, and neck, as it features both a pivoting head and flexible blades for a great shave.
Philips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver
The Philips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver works well on just about any length of hair, and it allows you to shave, edge, as well as give yourself a mustache and beard trim. You can even use it to groom your entire body, not just your face. It's good for sensitive skin as it uses what the company deems OneBlade technology that moves at 200 times per second and features a glide coating and rounded tips. It may not give you a baby-smooth face, but if you're going for the 5 o'clock shadow look, this is the razor for you.
As is with any type of tool you use to maintain, create and shape, or use for grooming purposes, each is only as good as the individual user. Practice makes perfect, and in the case of sensitive skin, slow and steady practice makes perfect — don't rush your shave and your skin will thank you later.
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