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How To Shave If You Have Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, then you must be careful not to offend it. The most insulting swipe is one with a reckless razor and an ill-prepared barber. We live in cities where the air is as clean as the ground and our skin soaks it in. The stores are packed with products that look friendly but are foes, conjured up in labs with chemicals.


Here’s what you should do

Buy a facial scrub with natural ingredients and apply it to your facial hair to soften. Hydrate the skin with lukewarm water for at least 2 minutes. The softer your facial hair is, the easier it is to cut with minimal fuss, friction, and irritation. Apply a non-drying dermatologist-tested shaving cream to double the protection, depending on how sensitive your skin really is. Before you go ahead and begin the barbering process (assuming you’re doing it yourself of course), ensure that your blades are sharp and not dulled through overuse. You may have to invest in more pricey razors but the damage to your pocket is far healthier than damage to your face — I assure you.

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Wet shave brush and pot at Pall Mall Barbers Westminster

Too busy for all that jazz?

An experienced, expertly trained barber like the masters found in our stores is ready to consult and take care of your beard whatever your condition may be. If your skin is a little on the sensitive side and you’re not quite sure what to do or how to treat it, your first port of call would be to find an established, luxury barbershop in London where you’ll find barbers who have been delivering the best-wet shaves and understand beard grooming better than anyone else in the city. Pall Mall Barbers is your one-stop shop for advice and action when it comes to men’s haircuts in London and of course, we are expert beard specialists too. Treating your skin properly should be of utmost importance and if you are experiencing rashes, rough patches, or redness then they may be problems with the way you are shaving or the products you are using to wash with. When we deliver our traditional wet shaves, we use premium quality products packed with natural ingredients – at Pall Mall Barbers, we wouldn’t sell or give something to you which we wouldn’t buy or use ourselves.

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Jay from Pall Mall Barbers Bishopsgate is an expert wet shaver


One of the products which you might like to check out from our stores is our Sandalwood & Clove Pre-Shave Scrub. The first step of our unique shaving system is a pre-shave scrub which is crammed with wonderful, natural ingredients like prickly pear seed oil and Amazonian guarana seeds to prepare your skin for shaving, remove any dead skin cells and open up the pores. Cocoa butter and Shea butter are infused into this gloop of goodness, helping to lubricate, soothe and soften the skin. This product is perfect for you if you have sensitive skin so certainly consider giving it a try. Upgrade your pampering routine today with Pall Mall Barbers. You may not know but we’ve been the hair and beard specialists in London for some years now, and this news has spread west, as far west as New York City where we have launched our first international luxury barbershop. We’re bringing London barbering style to New Yorkers. Read more about our New York barbershop here.

About Pall Mall Barbers

Known for giving the best haircut in London, and a traditional service in a modern manner, Pall Mall Barbers has a long-established history of providing hairdressing and grooming to gentlemen, dating back over 120 years. Founded in 1896 at No. 27 Whitcomb Street, The Pall Mall Toilet Saloon, as it was historically known, was a standout in St James’ and Pall Mall. Pall Mall Barbers has grown and evolved over the years, and across our 6 London locations in Trafalgar Square, Fitzrovia, Bishopsgate, King’s Cross, Westminster, and Paddington, where we give the best haircut and best wet shave in London. We employ a staff with over 350 years of international barbering experience between them. We expertly train our barbers on the fundamentals of exceptional hair cutting, beard shaping, and wet-shaving and base our service around educating our clients to help them get the best of their look and grooming routines. We produce award-winning grooming including a 5-Step Shave System for use at home and in barbershops, as well as a selection of styling and hair care products. We have collaborated with various media titles and television channels in order to provide grooming, haircuts, and wet shaves where required. Not forgetting our award-winning pop-up barbershop which we have taken to an array of amazing events around the world including The Uefa Champions League.

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Where to find the best barbers Fitzrovia has to offer

Pall Mall barbers Fitzrovia Location

Pall Mall Barbers Fitzrovia Address: 45 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6EB  Pall Mall Barbers Fitzrovia is between Warren Street and Great Portland Street tube stations, and a short walk from Euston. At the north end of Tottenham Court Road, our Fitzrovia barbers are a leisurely stroll from nearby Regent’s Park.

We’ve got a right to claim our title of being the best, most established hairdressers in the capital because our first shop opened way back in 1896. Since then, we’ve grown to several locations (even one across the pond!) including our London barber shop. Our modern service is exceptional, extremely highly rated, and regularly wins awards.

Pall Mall Barbers Fitzrovia Opening times

Monday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

What we care about most is the smile on our customers’ faces when they’re with us. If you want a hairdresser who can make you happy, make your way to our London barber Shop. We’re located at 45 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6EB

Pall Mall Barbers Fitzrovia Address


45 Fitzroy Street
London W1T 6EB
United Kingdom (UK)
Phone: +44 20 7387 8787

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