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Shave Creams and Gels at Walgreens

Shaving is one of the quickest ways to get rid of unwanted hair from almost anywhere on your body. The process, which can easily be integrated into your daily routine, simply requires the use of a razor and some sort of shaving lubricant to protect your skin. Walgreens has a wide variety of high-quality shave creams and gels that are designed to prevent discomfort and keep your skin feeling fresh.

Benefits of a Good Shave Cream or Gel

A good shaving cream or gel helps prepare your skin for hair removal in a few different ways. It lubricates and moistens the skin you are planning to shave while also creating a barrier that protects you from the sharp blade. The lather from your shaving cream also lifts the hair off your skin and makes it stand up straight, which allows the razor to cut closer and make your shave last longer.

Another major benefit of using shaving cream or gel is that it helps maximize your comfort both during and after the process. Many of these products contain fragrances that are designed to make you feel fresh and clean once shaving is complete. They are also equipped with ingredients that help soothe razor burn and reduce any irritation caused by the blades scraping against your sensitive skin.

Choosing the Right Products

Making the decision between a shave cream or gel will ultimately come down to a matter of preference, and you might want to try each option at least once before you settle on a favorite. Shave creams are the modern version of the shaving soaps that people have used as lubricants for centuries. They come straight out of the can already whipped up and ready for application. Most shave creams are low in alcohol content and are often infused with soothing ingredients like aloe, which can help reduce the likelihood your skin will get irritated.

One of the major benefits of using a shave gel is that it remains clear when applied rather than creating a thorough lather. Men who want to keep some of their facial hair while removing other portions of it will often find that it's easier to maneuver their razors when they are able to keep an eye on which areas of skin they are shaving. Gel is also often preferred by shavers with sensitive skin because its transparency allows you to see which areas have already been clean-shaven so that you don't need to go back over them and risk irritating your skin further.

Do You Need to Use Aftershave?

Once your unwanted hair is gone, some people like to put on an aftershave product. Aftershave is formulated to tone, soothe and often hydrate your skin after it has been roughed up by the shaving process. Other shavers find that the ingredients in their shave cream or gel provide enough protection that they don't need aftershave, and some people prefer to substitute another type of moisturizing lotion or toner instead.

Browse through the selection of shave creams and gels available from Walgreens, and you will be sure to find the one that best suits your skin. When combined with your favorite type of razor, you can guarantee these shaving and grooming products will give you the perfect shave without any of the discomfort.

Online and store prices may vary.