Feeling ready to face the world? We cut to the chase and show you how a shaving mirror will leave you looking sharp.
As we spend so many hours (and days) of our lives shaving in front of the mirror, it’s helpful to be reminded of why shaving mirrors play such an important role in our lives. No matter how regularly you shave you will need a mirror that allows you to see your skin pores clearly to get the best possible shave. Below, we go into more detail about the different types of mirrors available and the benefits of shaving mirrors.
Different types of shaving mirror
There are 3 types of shaving mirror available: convex, concave and plain. The plain shaving mirror explains itself, working in much the same way as any other standard mirror, but you may not be aware of what a convex or concave mirror is.
You will notice that a convex or concave mirror will bow away or towards you, creating a different perspective. For example, convex mirrors are designed to reflect the light outwardly, making a smaller image. A concave mirror works in the opposite way to create a larger image so you have more detail to concentrate on.
Concave mirrors generally prove to be a more popular choice as it allows you to focus on particular areas of the skin with more precision to get a more accurate shave.
Shaving mirrors can also be purchased with a number of additional features, such as lighting (to highlight areas of the skin), plug-in adaptors/shaver sockets (for electric shavers), heated elements (to combat condensation) and more, complementing the way you prefer to shave.
This shaving mirror from Ideal Standard is designed to be wall mounted on an extendable arm
What are the benefits of shaving mirrors?
When it comes to getting up and ready for work and the day ahead, you want life to be as easy as possible. This is especially true early in the morning and having a shaving mirror to hand means you can wash your face, brush your teeth and shave all in the same spot. It’s these small time-saving moments that can make all the difference between catching and missing your train or bus in the morning—it can also afford you a few precious extra minutes in bed!
Shaving mirrors can easily be moved and adjusted to suit the right height you need. Whether moving them from the left or right side of the sink, or tilting them up or down, their adjustability means you can see areas of the skin that are not always easy to see in a standard bathroom mirror. This can make all the difference between picking up a few annoying nicks and cuts and achieving a fantastically smooth shave that gives you a great start to the day.
Not everyone wants—or has the time—to stand at the sink in the morning finishing their shave. This is where a no-fog shaving mirror shows its advantages, allowing you to shave in the shower while still being able to clearly see your reflection. Showers are a great place to shave because the hot water and condensation opens up pores on the skin to allow for a cleaner, smoother cut of the hairs by the blades. It also saves time by allowing you to multitask and clean off any shaving cream residue with the showerhead—meaning you also don’t have to spend time wiping down the sink afterwards.
Freestanding shaving mirrors are really easy to move around
This goes hand-in-hand with the portability of a shaving mirror, as the compact size means they fit easily into any bathroom without taking up too much room. It also means if you want to bring the mirror into the shower, or to another room, you won’t be carrying around a large, cumbersome item that could slip out of your hand. The small size of a shaving mirror also means they eventually become part of the furniture in the bathroom, never standing out and blending in with any decorative changes that are made over time.
Over our lifetime we spend hours (which equates into days) in front of the mirror shaving facial hair. So, when you consider this against the cost of investing in a good quality shaving mirror, it proves to be one of the most valuable and cost-effective purchases you’ll ever make. As long as you invest in a good quality mirror, it will remain in place for years to come, a vital accessory you can rely on every single day of your life.
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