We know YOU can’t see it, but everyone else does! Take care of your bald head - It needs the same TLC as the rest of your body, and maybe even a little more because the scalp can be very sensitive. We have the steps below to keep your bald head healthy and vibrant, and the tool - the Microtouch Titanium Head Shaver - that makes it easy!
Guide to Skin Care for Your Bald Head
The skin on your head is just as important as the skin on your face, so treat it accordingly. The extra sebaceous glands on the scalp can lead to an oily head AND pimples. Excessively dry skin can lead to dandruff. The bald head can be more complicated than a quick wash-and-go, but we’ve got your back-
Step 1: Cleanse and Exfoliate
For optimal scalp health, proper cleansing is crucial.
- Using your bar soap up top may seem logical, but regular soap can reduce the delicate PH balance on this sensitive skin and have a very drying effect.
- If you have normal skin on your head (not too oily or dry), use a gentle cleanser that you would use on your face.
- You want to avoid the dryness that can lead to flakiness and dandruff. Believe it or not, you still need shampoo - just less often, maybe once or twice a week. Shampoo treats the skin on the head and the hair, so it’s great for scalp care. For dry skin, look for a shampoo with ordinary dandruff fighters, zinc pyrithione, and ketoconazole - you can use it once a week or more, depending on your dryness level.
- Avoid anything irritating and drying your skin, like alcohol or harsh chemicals.
Exfoliate: Don’t skip the salicylic acid (found in many scalp treatments). It’s a great skincare ingredient for oily skin. It keeps acne at bay by controlling oil production. It’s also essential for exfoliation, breaking dead skin cells, and creating a smooth complexion.
Step 2: Shave
The key to a good head shave is fast, safe, and easy!
- You want a razor that easily catches nooks, crannies, bumps, and hard-to-reach places like behind the ears.
- The easiest way to do this is to go electric. The Microtouch Titanium Head Shaver navigates the head. It adjusts to the shape of the head with five independent floating heads to reach everything - close and smooth, with no nicks and cuts. It’s also palm-held and ergo-friendly, making it safe and easy when you can’t see what you’re doing.
- With a good shaving tool, you can skip the shaving creams and gels that might irritate the skin.
- New to this? Check out the video here.
Step 3: Moisturize & Sunscreen
Don’t forget this crucial step for a gorgeous, healthy dome!
- Moisturizers can not only help with the appearance of the skin but also help protect the skin from damaging pollutants and even help (along with sunscreen) to prevent damage from sunspots and signs of aging.
- Just like the skin on your face, use a light moisturizer in the summer and a heavier one in the winter. Starting with a gentle moisturizer based on your skincare type is always best.
- Natural ingredients like tea tree leaf oil and willow bark are great options to avoid redness and irritation and calm inflammation.
Stay Sun Safe
Why? Two big reasons - sun exposure is the main reason for scalp dryness, which can lead to dreaded dandruff. Also, sun exposure can lead to sun damage, even skin cancer.
- Hats are your best friend! Not only do they block the sun damage on your head, but they help to keep you warm. In cold weather, the head is our body's primary source of heat loss. Invest in beanies and throw one on the dome, even when it’s just a dog walk.
- Find your go-to hat style. You don’t have to be boring and basic; check out The 23 Hat Styles for Men to Try in 2023.
Always: sunscreen is a must!
- Avoid irritants that can clog pores like oxybenzone, and don’t forget the ears and neck.
- Combine two steps in your skincare routine and find a moisturizer with SPF so you don’t miss this crucial step.
Bald is beautiful! But it does take some work. MicroTouch makes it easy! Make sure to nurture the skin on your head, and use the tools to keep it nick-free.