4 common questions about shaving oil

Woman shaving legs using shaving oil

Learning how to shave is a rite of passage for teenagers. However, don't get stuck in the same old shaving routine you've been following since day one. While creams, gels and foams make shaving easy, there's a new kid on the block, and it's going to change how you shave.

Shaving oils are a cost-effective, easy way to make shaving a breeze. With no more irritation, dry skin or ingrown hairs, what's not to like? ManukaRx has created East Cape Manuka, Coconut, Sweet Almond and Peppermint Skin Oil for Shaving, which uses a selection of natural essential oils to soften, soothe and moisturise your skin. 

  • Why do I need to use a shaving oil?

The best time to use a shaving oil is post-shower, as the steam softens stubble and helps to open your pores. Cleanse or wash your face, then pat dry. Apply a few drops of oil to the palm of your hands and massage into your skin. Water shouldn't wash the oil off, so keep your skin damp to avoid irritation. Always make sure your razor is clean and sharp - blunt blades can cause ingrown hairs or redness.

  • What is the difference between shaving oil and shaving foam?

Shaving foams and creams can dry out skin post-shave, whereas shaving oils add moisture back to your skin. The dryness is often due to the addition of alcohol, which can dry out and irritate sensitive skin. Shaving oils also soften the skin and hair follicles, making shaving more comfortable and cleaner. Another hidden benefit? You only use a few drops, so they last longer!

  • Does shaving oil cause breakouts or acne?

Acne and breakouts have many causes, but the most common are blockages of hair follicles. Choose an acne oil that won't clog your skin. ​​​​​​​ManukaRx Skin Oil for Shaving uses essential oils such as Manuka oil, Coconut oil and Sweet Almond oil, which are light and easily absorbed. By using natural ingredients, there is also less chance of irritation or an adverse reaction. Another way to avoid breakouts is always to use a clean razor. That will stop the spread of nasty acne-causing bacteria. 

  • Can I use shaving oil on my legs?

Absolutely - shaving oils aren't just a great addition to men's shaving routines. Try using it when shaving under your arms or your legs. A few drops are all you need!

  • What oils are in ManukaRx shaving oil?

ManukaRx's Skin Oil for Shaving uses a carefully selected combination of essential oils. East Cape Manuka oil has strong antibacterial properties and will help to keep skin free from spot-causing bacteria. It also helps to protect any knicks or cuts. Coconut oil is a rich moisturiser and will hydrate your skin, while Sweet Almond oil eases inflammation. Finally, Peppermint oil soothes and cools skin for a fresh, healthy complexion post-shave.

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