Let’s face it: Whether it’s nicks, cuts, ingrown hairs, or razor burn—most of us have experienced some not-so-fun effects from shaving. But don’t go blaming your razor just yet—usually these blunders happen from improper shaving technique. So, we’ve compiled a list of nine easy tips that’ll help you get a smooth shave every time. Tip #1 – Exfoliate and cleanse before shaving. Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Doing this, along with cleansing your face, helps prevent your razor from getting clogged while shaving. You can use an exfoliating Face Wash to do both at once. Tip #2 – Warm up your face. Heat opens the pores on your skin, which allows your razor to glide more smoothly. That’s why it’s always best to shave warm skin. To warm up your face, you can either take a hot shower before shaving, or pat your face with a hot, damp towel. That’s all it takes. Tip #3 – Lather up. Use a quality Shave Gel or Cream …
Raised bumps. Itching. Redness. These are all sure signs of razor burn, a bothersome type of skin inflammation that can occur after shaving. Though it can be the result of sensitive skin in general, it’s usually the result of haste and improper shaving techniques. On the bright side, razor burn is preventable.
Did you know the average guy spends about 3,000 hours of his life shaving? That’s over four months. (Crazy, right?) If we’re going to spend that much time shaving, it’s worth making sure we do it right. So we thought it might be useful to organize some tips on how to shave your face.
Shaving is the act of pulling blades across your skin, so there’s no secret why we need protection. But we have options: shave gel vs. shave cream. How do we know which one protects best?
Going to the barber is a viable option, but learning to trim our own beard will save us a lot of time and money. Then we can leave all those trips to the barbershop behind.