Many men experience nicks, cuts, ingrown hairs and more due to shaving. Ozonated oil is a great way to prep your skin and help mitigate some of these common shaving concerns. But is it really necessary? Learn about ozonated oils, how they work, and how to incorporate them into your shaving regimen.
WHAT IS A OZONATED OIL?
Ozonated oil is an amazing substance, used for skin therapy, healing cellulite, anti acne, anti wrinkles, healing wounds that would otherwise not heal. Stories abound of patients unable to heal wounds with topical and IV antibiotics, finally able to heal their wounds with topical application of ozonated olive oil.
Ozonated oils are manufactured by a few different methods. The most common method is bubbling high concentrations of ozone through the oil of your choice. Oils that have been successfully ozonated include ozonated olive oil, ozonated jojoba oil, ozonated sesame oil, ozonated peanut oil, ozonated coconut oil and many more. The most common is ozonated olive oil. These ozonated oils are desireable for their antibacterial properties as well as their healing properties.
There are several reasons why it’s important to use a ozonated oil in shaving rutine. Let’s discuss them below.
OZONATED OIL IS A GREAT MOISTURIZER.
While shaving itself doesn’t dry out your skin, the products you use and exposure of new skin can leave your skin wanting for moisture. Using a ozonated oil made with plant-based oils (like olive oil and castor oil) beforehand can help hydrate your skin and prepare it for the shaving process. Additionally, the moisturizing effects ozonated oil help soften your hair follicles, enabling the razor to shave smoother.
OZONATED OIL CAN ACT AS A LUBRICANT.
Remember: ozonated oil shouldn’t replace your shave gel or cream. A quality shaving cream is equally important part of your shaving process. A pre-shave gel sits on the skin underneath your shaving cream and helps provide a smooth glide for an even smoother shave.
OZONATED OIL CAN HELP PREVENT RAZOR BURN.
Razor burn and ingrown hairs are not only uncomfortable, but these common shaving issues are also unsightly and take away from the look of your clean shave. When used properly, a ozonated oil can actually help prevent things like razor burn by better prepping your skin and creating a smoother shaving environment that can help prevent irritation.
OZONATED OIL CAN HELP PROTECT YOUR SKIN.
Tired of tiny toilet paper swatches on your face? Not only can ozonated oil help prevent razor burn, but it can also reduce your chance of nicks and cuts. A high-quality ozonated oil will actually sit on the surface of your skin and help blades glide more smoothly.
HOW TO USE OZONATED OIL FOR SHAVING
Step 1: Pre Soak Hair
Wash your face thoroughly in the shower with a moisturising face wash. This will allow you to soften your hair and skin, as well as opening up your pores allowing dirt and grime build up to be washed away. This exfoliation will also make you skin smoother, providing a smoother surface for your blade to slide across.
Step 2: Apply Oil
Dispense a few drops of ozonated oil into your palm and rub and apply it to your face. Remember to rub it up and down many times in order to lift the hair follicles of your skin as well as massaging it into your skin and hair. By lifting the hair you are able to cut it more evenly and at a closer angle. Don’t go overboard, too much oil will clog your razor and make shaving difficult.
Step 3: Apply Shave cream
This step is optional but is suited for those with sensitive skin. The benefit of this step is that there is greater lubrication between the blade and the skin, therefore limiting the razor burn.
Post Shave Care
Once you have finished shaving wash your face with cold water by either splashing some on or using a clean wet towel.This will close the pores and cool the face down. After you are finished use a clean towel to dry your face.
During any shaving process, layers of skin are being stripped away and minor abrasions are being caused on the skin. This process causes dryness and irritation. While ozonated oil contains ingredients with hydrating properties, for the best results on your skin use an aftershave product. We recommend applying a hydrating balm to your face once it’s dry. This will moisturise your skin as well as reduce irritation caused by shaving to keep you looking and feeling fresh.
Rather than seeing shaving as a burden or a hindrance, use the time you have doing it to focus and centre yourself before the day begins. A bad shave can leave your face irritated which can makes you start your day off on the wrong foot.
Ozonated oils lubricate and moisturise your face providing the perfect base for a close comfortable shave, thus resulting in a pain-free shave with no razor burn, rashes or dry, blotchy skin. It also leaves your face conditioned and moisturised.