Shaving doesn’t have to be a chore. If done correctly, you may even enjoy it. Here are our top tips for getting the smoothest, closest shave without irritation.
Preparation is king! Be sure to shave after you shower or use warm water to thoroughly wet your face before shaving. Applying a warm, wet towel or washcloth to your face for a few minutes can also help soften your hair and open your pores. For men with very coarse whiskers, you may want to apply the hot towel a few times in succession to really loosen things up.
Protection is next. Since the shaving brush will bring the razor closer to your skin, you want to be sure the blades can easily glide over the skin. A high-quality pre shave oil will have the right formulation so that it won’t cause you to break out or leave your skin feeling greasy. This will serve as an all-important barrier between your skin and the blades.
Application. A high-quality shaving cream brush is the most effective way to guarantee a smooth, painless shave. The bristles gently exfoliate the skin, which removes anything coming between your whiskers and the razor. As you sweep the brush in a circular motion over your face, the bristles lift the hair up and away from the skin allowing for the closest shave possible without common shaving issues such as razor burns and bumps.
Now that you’ve prepped your skin, you are ready for the blades. Always use a sharp blade and rinse it often. Begin by shaving in the direction of hair growth. For stubborn hair, reapply shaving cream and repeat shaving in sideways motion, using small strokes to prevent irritation. Around the neck area, where hair grows in different directions, run fingers along neck to feel and follow the pattern.
Don’t let all of that hard work go to waste. After you’ve shaved, you want to apply a light after shave lotion designed to penetrate your skin quickly and easily. A good after shave will regenerate cells after shaving and hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
If you do these simple steps, you are ready to face the day! We guarantee it!