It’s Cold. But It’s a Dry Cold

February can sometimes lead to the Winter blahs.  But not for this wet shaver!  February is always an exciting time for me.  For one thing, I celebrate several anniversaries.   I celebrate the anniversary of my first date with my wife Stav.   I celebrate my anniversary at the  airline I work for.   I also celebrate the anniversary of our online store.  I’m not sure if I can say that Spring is right around the corner, but we’re closer to Spring than we were a month ago!

Now where was I?  Oh yes February.  February in Winnipeg (or Winterpeg- if you must) can really damage my skin.  Locals will tell you it’s cold.....but it’s a dry cold.  We’ve been fortunate this year, our temperatures have been above normal.  While it’s not quite t-shirt weather, it is a nice break from the usual.  However, for whatever reason, this particular year I’ve really noticed how my skin reacts to the cold- namely that the cold air dries my skin and I have to be extra careful with my shaving routine.  Dry skin leads to irritation and weepers.  Both are easily preventable.

I’ve noticed that the biggest change is really the time I take to prepare my skin for a shave.  The actual shaving hasn’t really changed.  However, I really make sure my skin is prepped and ready.  This is something I’ve touched upon before.  Visit any classic barber for a hot shave and I would argue that they spend as much- if not more time preparing your skin for a shave as they do the shave itself.   There are lots of different things you can do to prepare your skin:

a) Shave after a hot shower;

b) Use a Pre-Shave Soap

c) Use a Pre-Shave Oil

d) Use a Pre-Shave Cream*

I’ve tried all 4 and I am a true believer that these products add a layer of comfort and protection to improve your shave.  

If you’d prefer to stick with your regular routine,  consider adding a shave soap that has essential oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, hemp seed oil, or shea butter.  These have been proven to help reduce dry skin.

I hope you have a great month ahead.   May all your shaves be smooth.





*Proraso pre-shave cream will be available later this month.





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