What are some best shave tips that will save you time and bumps? That was some of the questions I had in mind when it came to shaving!
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11 Best Shave Tips For Good Looking Men!
These shaving tips will help you get a closer and comfortable shave each time!
Start by Hydrating your skin
First, hydrate to help minimize nicks, cuts, and irritation while shaving. We recommend that you shave immediately after showering, or even in the shower. Hydrating softens your hair, allowing the razor to glide more easily. Use a face scrub or wash to remove oil, dirt, and dead skin, preparing your skin for a comfortable shave.
Apply Your Shaving Cream.
Apply a shave gel or foam – lather it up and spread it all over to help hydrate hairs, improve razor glide, and help protect against irritation such as razor burn while you shave. Learn more here about why you need shaving cream, and the differences between shave gels and foams.
Check if Your Blades are in Point?
Check the lubrication strips; if they look faded or worn, or if the blades feel dull while shaving, it may be time for a new cartridge.
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Shave With Light, Gentle Strokes.
Use light, gentle strokes, letting your razor do the work — the Gillette Fusion5 ProShield has a pivoting Flexball that adapts to the contours of your face.
Rinse Your Blades Often
Rinse your blades often. Remember, don’t shave without shaving cream or over-shave the same spot, as this can cause irritation. Tapping your razoragainst the sink can seriously damage the precisely engineered parts of your razor.
Shave both with and against the Grain.
So, with or against the grain? The answer is both. Facial hair grows in many directions so you’ll shave both with and against the grain at different times in your routine. Shave in the direction that feels most comfortable. An advanced multi-blade razor like ProShield will help you get a comfortable shave even against the grain.
Edge with the Precision Trimmer.
Use the Precision Trimmer on the back of any Fusion5 razor to get those hard-to-reach places like under your nose and to define your sideburns.
Apply Moisturizer or Aftershave.
Wash your face with cool water and pat it dry. Rub in a hydrating aftershave to replenish moisture and soothe your skin.
Shower before you shave
A warm shower will open up your pores and follicles, allowing your hair to protrude as much as possible. The more your hair is protruding out of the skin, the cleaner the shave will be.
Use a face wash made for men before you shave
The most important step of shaving comes even before you shave. If your skin is not clean and prepared, you will get a terrible shave, no matter how great your blade or cream is. Use a men’s face wash on your skin and neck before you shave to cleanse away any dead skin cells, oil, or grime that may impair the razor from getting as close as possible to your skin. We highly recommend using a face scrub for men 2 – 3x a week before you shave to further remove dead skin cells. Simply put, the less friction a blade has to deal with, the closer your shave will be.
Use a single blade
Sure, the thought of a razor with 11 blades sounds really cool, but in reality, your skin hates it. Your face is not meant to have a blade of steel rub against it, let alone 2 or 3 blades. Start using a single blade dispensable razor or even better, a safety razor.
Stop using lathering shave cream
A big, frothy lather can be cool, but not if it’s killing your skin. The chemicals used to make lather are incredibly irritating and toxic to the skin. Use a non-foaming or non-lathering natural shave cream on your skin to get a closer shave. Once you get used it, you won’t go back.
Keep skin hydrated post shave
Aftershave or some type of men’s facial moisturizer is a necessity post-shave to prevent in-grown hairs and irritation. It can take up to 48 hours for your skin to heal after a shave and keeping it hydrated during that 48 hour period is the best defense to prevent late to the party irritation from showing up.
Leave The Lip Until Last
“The hair on the top lip should be removed last; it’s thicker than the other parts of the beard and the longer time the shaving soap has to soften the hairs the better.”
Oils If You’re Sensitive
“If you suffer from easily irritated, sensitive skin it may be worth checking the shaving medium you use as many are strongly alkaline in PH, which in itself can cause sensitivity.
To minimise problems try a shaving oil, which I find much kinder for sensitive skins.”
“Due to frequent shaving, most men have facial skin that is more sensitive and dry so an application of Aloe Vera gel helps to calm and hydrate the skin and reduces irritation.”
Skip The Aftershave
“The high alcohol content of aftershaves dries out your skin, increases the risk of irritation after your shave and depletes the skin’s natural defensive barrier, accelerating the skin aging process.
Only Short Strokes
To piggyback on the tip above, use only short strokes of one to two inches at most. Remember to rinse the razor in between strokes, so it doesn’t clog up.
Shave the Neck Area Last
The neck area is more sensitive compared to the sides of your face, upper, lower lip and chin area so shave this part last to give more time for the shaving cream/gel to soften up the hair so it’ll be easier to cut.
Others will prefer shaving the lip and chin area last because hair growth is denser in this area. Try both to see what works for your skin type.
There you have it, 11 Best Shave Tips For Good Looking Men!
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