Hair naturally grows on the face and body to provide warmth and protection, but today, humans no longer need that excess hair. Shaving allows you to quickly and easily remove unwanted facial and body hair by slicing it off near where it emerges from the follicle. CVS is your one-stop shop for everything that you need for a close shave. In this product selection, you'll find razors, shaving creams and gels, after shave products and shaving accessories for both men and women. You can shop the entire selection or explore what's available by category to find the shaving products you need in no time.
A close shave starts with the right razor. Typically, razors are designed either for facial hair removal by men or for body hair removal by women. Manufacturers offer two main types of razors for both men and women: disposable and reusable. With disposable razors, you throw the entire razor away when the blade becomes dull. Reusable razors either have replaceable heads or blades. These products cost more initially but are often less expensive to use over time.
Using a razor all by itself or with soap and water every day can lead to irritation. That's because the blades of the razor produce friction against the skin while they cut off facial or body hair. Applying a shaving cream, lotion or gel prior to shaving allows the razor to glide more effortlessly over the skin, reducing friction and minimizing irritation.
Electric razors are available for men and women who are looking to simplify shaving. With an electric razor, blades move on their own using a motor that is powered by either a battery or electricity from a wall outlet. Typically, electric razors produce less friction, making them ideal for those concerned about post-shaving irritation. In addition, there is generally less risk of nicks and cuts with electric razors. Most electric razors do not require the use of a lubricant.
Shaving Skin Care
Applying after shave skin care products can address side effects of shaving like redness and irritation. Conventional after shave products for men have a cooling effect on the skin and tighten pores to lower the likelihood of ingrown hairs. You can also find hydrating creams and lotions for both men and women to apply after shaving to calm and soothe the skin.
Are Shaving Supplies FSA Eligible?
Some people have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) with the medical insurance they pay for. An FSA allows you to put money aside from each paycheck to save for your out-of-pocket medical costs. Shaving supplies are not a part of the FSA eligibility list. Therefore, you cannot use your FSA to purchase the things you need to shave.
What Are Shaving Supplies?
When you want to shave an area of your face or body, you need the right supplies to do so. These include anything you may need to shave your body effectively without cutting yourself. Every person is different and may have different shaving needs. The needs may vary depending on:
Hair growth pattern, this may vary based on gender.
The area you're shaving.
Whether you're wet shaving or dry shaving.
What Supplies Do You Need to Shave?
As stated above, shaving supplies differ depending on various factors. Here are some of the things you may need to shave:
Razor: There are electric razors and disposable razors/razor blades.
Pre-shave treatment: This oil helps soften coarse hair, making it easier to shave.
Shaving cream: This is put on the hair before you shave and makes the shave easier. You could also opt for shaving foam, gel, or soap.
Aftershave: This helps protect your skin. Opt for an alcohol-free lotion or balm to prevent dry skin.
Shaving brush: This will help create a lather with your shaving cream, making shaving more comfortable.