This post is in partnership with Gillette’s new SkinGuard razor —new at Walmart today.
One of the constants in my life is waking up to the smell of shaving cream.
Wes and I have been married for 15 years, together for 17, and he starts every day the same way. At 5:30 am he turns the alarm off, stumbles out of bed, turns the shower on, waits for it to steam up, and then shaves his face. He’s usually half asleep and 99% of the time does it without a mirror.
I can smell the shaving cream from bed and know that when the shower turns off, I have another hour and a half of sleep.
Wes has been in the Coast Guard for 21 years, went the Coast Guard Academy for 4, and before that went to a private school where you had to be clean shaven every day. He’s been shaving every day since he was 15 years old.
I did the math and the guy has shaved his face over 7,000 times. If he’s not standing duty on the weekend he doesn’t shave, and he doesn’t shave when he’s on leave, but still, that’s a lot of shaving.
I think that 7,000 might even be a conservative number. Sometimes if he has an important event he needs to shave twice. If he is deployed, he needs to shave every day.
He’s shaved his face in teeny tiny bathrooms on cutters, in between studying during flight school, before search and rescue missions, in countless barracks rooms and hotels – almost always in a hurry and occasionally with little water to use.
Needless to say, his skin rarely gets a break. Frequent shaving requirements is tough on sensitive skin.
When he was flying a lot, the dry air on the plane was brutal on his skin. Because he needs to shave so often, and carefully, due to uniform restrictions, his neck and skin are often irritated. In particular, his neck is often bumpy and red from his uniform and flight gear touching it.
I can’t even guess how many razors, cartridges, and shaving cream I’ve bought for him over the years. We have razors for the house, razors in go bags, razors in dopp kits. We’ve bought razors when luggage is lost in various countries because no matter what, he needs to be clean shaven.
Because of this, we are happy to try out the new SkinGuard Razor in hopes of giving some relief to his skin.
The new SkinGuard razor is made for men with sensitive skin that deal with razor bumps and razor burns. It is perfect for people that have to shave every day with little time for irritation to clear up.
He tried it out (and used a mirror) and was really happy with the shave. He used the SkinGuard razor with the new Pure by Gillette Shaving Gel and it was a winning combination. (I really like that the PURE gel is made with no alcohol, dyes, parabens, or sulfates.)
The new SkinGuard razor is designed for men with sensitive skin and razor bumps. The SkinGuard bar sits between the blades and minimizes the “tug and pull” and cuts hair at skin level, preventing irritation. It also has a precision trimmer on the back to get hard to reach areas. The result is a clean-shaven face with no bumps or irritation.
The new Gillette® SkinGuard razor is available for purchase at Walmart.