- Shave during or after a shower. The warm steam makes it easier to shave. If you do not have time for a shower, apply a warm wet towel to your face or splash your face with warm water for a few minutes before shaving.
- Work-in the shaving cream or shaving soap into your face before shaving. Give it a minute or two. Too many men just slap on the cream and shave.
- If you have a very heavy beard and never seem to get a really close shave, use a pre-shave.
- Never, never use a dull razor blade. It just destroys your skin even if you use a very lubricating shaving cream.
- Avoid disposable razors. They are flimsy, bad for the environment and bad for your face. Disposable razors don’t provide as good a shave as a solid well-crafted shaving razor. You use this tool every day – invest in a quality instrument.
- Men are always amazed at the huge improvement in their shave when using a shaving brush. A shaving brush creates a wonderful, creamy lather; gently removes the dead skin from your face before shaving; and helps raise the beard hairs for your razor to easily shave. Use a shaving brush to apply a good shaving cream or shaving soap. Brush in a circular motion to lift the hairs off your face.
- Do not use shaving foams and gels from a can or with numbing ingredients like benzocaine or menthol. Try our selection of carefully chosen shaving creams and gels in tubes and jars with non-irritating and soothing ingredients.
- If you need to go over any areas, be sure to reapply more lather as you shave.
- Most men shave in the direction of the grain to prevent razor burn, ingrown hairs, and irritation.
- After shaving, rinse with cool water and then apply a soothing aftershave balm WITHOUT irritating alcohol. A moisturizing aftershave lotion or gel will help your skin look healthier, better, and even younger.
Shaving Tips for Men
October 16, 2015 by