The Top 7 Shaving Tips
Date Posted:19 November 2018
Whether you are shaving for the first time, or you are a shaving expert, mastering the correct technique will help you get a smooth, close shave.
Often, facial hair is considered the toughest hair on our body but if you know the proper technique, it can be an efficient and painless process.
Shaving is a practice that most men do every day but rarely give much thought to. Put a little effort into your shaving routine, and you will be left looking silky-smooth.
Here are a few tips that will help you get a smooth, close shave with almost no effort-
Before shaving, skin preparation is an extremely important step. Sadly, skin preparation is often an overlooked step. Taking a hot shower before shaving will help soften the hair and open up the pores which makes the skin soft too. Once your whiskers and skin are soft, the razor will slide smoothly across your face.
Shaving Cream acts as a lubricant and ensures a smooth shave. Get a rich and creamy shaving cream, one which is not foamy. Take a shaving brush and dampen with warm water, then apply shaving cream in circular motions until a rich thick lather coats your beard. Follow the shaving cream with pre-shave oil, such as Guard Shavings FaceGuard from Shaver Shop.
Use short strokes
There is a common shaving misconception that it is better to make long, continuous strokes, from your upper cheek to bottom of your neck. However, it’s best to do short, precise strokes that allow you to get better control on the razor and also limits irritation.
A sharp razor is must
Whether you are using a safety or disposable razor, it’s important to make sure that it is sharp. A blunt blade can be traumatic to skin and can cause itchiness and razor burn. It is recommended to replace the blades every five to ten shaves if you shave every day.
Go with the grain
Shave in the direction of your hair growth. It will help you remove the bulk of the hair and cause minimal irritation. Shave gently with a perpendicular blade for a smoother finish.
Rinse afterwards with cold water
Follow shaving by rinsing the shaver and your face with cold water. The cold water will remove the remaining shaving cream and the pre-shaving oil. Also, it will close the pores and tighten your skin. Additionally, on the shaver it will remove all of those extra little hairs from in between the blades.
Toner and moisturiser
Apply a high quality toner on your skin and wipe it off with a cotton pad to remove excess oils. Also, the skin can dry out after shaving, so make sure to apply a moisturiser with SPF protection.