Is your teen starting to shave? Whether it is a he is trying to attack the first bits of an appearing mustache or whether it is she is making an attempt to hack away at the hair on her legs you might want to consider what it is that they are putting on their skin. Is it a green product?
You can never be old to start thinking green when it comes to personal grooming products. This is because green shaving products are not only good for your health â€“ they are also good for the environment. They also tend to be less abrasive on the skin and they do not caused raised red razor bumps (razor burn) or rashes like some products.
I think it is important to teach my kids to be ecologically correct about the kinds of shaving products they use This is s because most of the leading brands of shaving creams contain triethanolamine (TEA) or diethanolamine (DEA). Both of these chemicals act as an emulsifier, preservative and foaming agent.
Although these chemicals give you a good lathering up when you shave they also can give a human being a liver or kidney tumor. These chemicals can also irritate the skin of some human beings. This is why so many people are choosing shaving creams and soaps with natural ingredients over the evil TEA or DEA additives. It also stands to reason that when you shave that you are allowing more toxins to seep into your skin than usual.
When you first use these natural shaving creams you might find yourself missing some of the lather. When you first put them on your face it is more like shaving with a gel or a lotion. You will get used to that. Also what these products lack in foam they make up for with a gorgeous aroma therapeutic scent.
A good company making natural shaving creams is Kiss My Face. These are creams in a tube and they smell nice and come in very hip scents like patchouli. My kids certainly like that. Kiss My Face also makes really attractive sandalwood and lime scented shaving creams as well.
An example of a natural shaving cream is wild soap bars. These are old fashioned soap bars made from olive oil and herbs like sassafras. They guarantee an old fashioned organic shave. However they are meant more for the man in your house.
Another old and reputable company that makes shaving soap bars is the D.R. Harris and Company out of London. It has manufactured organic lavender scented products for the royal family for centuries. If your kid is not accident prone you can even teach him how to shave the old fashioned way with a brush, a dish of soap and a straight razor. It seems that everything that is old fashioned is usually quite chemical free and 'green' in nature in the first place.