How To Shave
Sometimes twice a day.
Knowing how to shave your face is important.
It’s a man skill, if you like, and an important one.
Trouble is, doing it correctly often doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
Many men squeeze it in somewhere between eating breakfast and finding their keys.
Any man who has cut himself shaving knows that tiny wound never stops bleeding. It’s a constant reminder of a bad job and it shows other people that you have no idea what you’re doing.
And sticking tiny bits of toilet paper to your face to stem the blood flow is not a great look.
Thankfully, altering your routine slightly – by adding in a few extra steps and using the right equipment – makes a world of difference. We’ve put together this tutorial to show you how to get the best shave, every time.
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Read on to ensure you avoid the cuts and irritation and look your best every morning.
Preparation is everything. For the best shave, you need to ensure your facial hair is soft.
The ideal time to do this is after a hot shower. Your face will be soft and free from the dirt and oils that clog up your razor.
Alternatively, you can wash your face with warm water and leave it for a couple of minutes. It’s important to use warm water as this softens your skin and facial hair.
To further soften your stubble, use a pre-shave oil or lotion containing natural ingredients. This acts as another barrier between your skin and your razor blade.
#2. Shaving Cream
Go for a high-quality shaving cream containing natural ingredients.
Never shave directly onto dry skin.
Using a small bowl or cup, mix your shaving cream with cold water to create a lather. Once you have a achieved a light and fluffy consistency, use a badger-hair shaving brush to apply the cream evenly to your face. The brush will lift your facial hair, resulting in a close and superior shave.
Apply the lather to your face a number of times to ensure complete and consistent coverage. Make sure you leave this on your face for 1-2 minutes before moving on to the next step. This allows your hair to soften a bit further, making your shave even easier.
#3. Start Shaving
Always start by shaving in the direction the hair grows to prevent razor bumps and cuts.
Use the lightest pressure and the shortest strokes possible – let the razor do the work! Try to allow the razor to glide over your skin.
Pressing too hard is a sure-fire way of cutting and grazing your face. If your razor is sharp and clean, you shouldn’t need to shave the same area twice.
Rinse your razor in warm water every few strokes. Razors become clogged – particularly those with more than one blade – and failing to rinse leads to increased dragging across the skin and resulting irritation.
Once you’re done, clean the shaving foam off your face with warm water and check for any missed spots.
#4. Shave Again
After rinsing, re-apply the lather to your face and go over any missed areas.
With your skin and hair soft, you can now go against the grain in order to achieve the ultimate smoothness. As a rule of thumb, ensure you change your razor blade every 6-7 shaves (fewer if you are using a disposable razor).
Your face should now be silky-smooth.
But wait! You’re not done yet.
Now rinse your face with cold water to sooth your skin and close the pores.
Find an aftershave lotion containing natural ingredients like tea-tree oil and apply this evenly to your face to soothe any irritation.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you store your razor in a cool, dry area to prevent bacteria growing on it. Don’t leave it next to a wet sink!
And there we have it. Stick to this guide every time you shave and remember: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Now you’re good to go.