08 April 2016

A Less Irritating Way to Shave With Schick Hydro® 5 + DIY Shaving Soap Recipe for Men

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick Hydro ®. The opinions and text are all mine.

My husband used to let his beard grow for several days or even a week before he would shave. I love a nice 5 o'clock shadow, but any more than that isn't my thing because it's scratchy and rough. I asked him why he doesn't shave more often, and he said that it irritated his face and made his skin itch. I started making him this shaving soap recipe more than 10 years ago, and it helped his skin a lot. He also has to be careful about what razors he uses because they will also irritate his skin. We've finally found a razor that doesn't irritate his skin, so keep reading to hear about it and to get the shaving soap recipe.

DIY Shaving Soap Recipe for Men

Like I said, certain razors can really irritate my husband's skin. He's been partial to the Schick brand for several years, and I decided to get him the new Schick Hydro® 5 when I saw it at Giant Eagle. It uses hydrating gel reservoir for continuous hydration instead of a lube strip. It even moisturizes your skin up to two hours after shaving! This gives it 40 percent less friction than other razors, which means a lot less irritation. There's also a Schick Hydro® 5 Sensitive, and both have refill cartridges available.

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DIY Shaving Soap Recipe

What You Need
  • 4 ounces melt and pour soap (I used a soap with shea butter, but you could use an olive oil base or a goat's milk base)
  • 1 teaspoon witch hazel
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin
  • 3 vitamin E capsules
  • Round soap mold

1. Cut the melt and pour soap into one inch chunks and place in a microwavable container. Microwave on high for 30 seconds to melt the soap. Mine was completely melted after 30 seconds, but you might need to microwave another 10 seconds for it to melt.

2. Add the witch hazel, glycerin, and vitamin E. I use a needle to pierce the capsules and squeeze them in to the soap. Stir well.

3. Pour in to a round soap mold. You can also pour this directly into a ceramic mug so he can lather it in right in the mug using a shaving brush.

DIY Shaving Soap Recipe for Men

4. Let harden for several hours before taking it out of the mold. If it doesn't release right away, put it in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes and try again. If you poured the soap in to a mug, there is no need to take it out before you use it. Just make sure that it's fully hardened and cooled before you use it.

Have you or your man tried the new Schick Hydro® 5 razors?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick Hydro ®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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