Let’s face it, having to shave our faces every day can seem like a chore …. It’s one more chore that most of us guys would simply rather not have, like doing dishes or talking about our feelings. I can’t help you with the latter but can lend some tips that will give you an efficient means to a great daily shave….We like to think of shaving as the last part of a Guys daily “RITUAL”. In fact, it’s the last “S” in the RITUAL, sh*t, shower and SHAVE. Here are some of the tips to a great, efficient, “chore-free” shave;
The first step is the prep. Guys, take a relaxing hot shower before shaving. Let the hot water envelop your face and open your pores. This is a great way to have some “alone” time, when you can just think and unwind.
The second step is the pre-shave, use a pre-shave oil which will moisten the skin and loosen the beard before shaving. This also helps the razor glide better over the beard, thus reducing redness.
After letting the pre-shave oil soak into your beard for about 60 seconds, you’re now ready to get started shaving. Dip the badger hair shave brush into shave cream and begin to apply shave cream to your beard. The badger brush will help reduce the amount of shave cream used and at same time, penetrate the beard much deeper. Let shave cream sit on face for 60 seconds and then you are ready to shave.
TIP: Always shave with the grain, which means, the way your beard hair grows naturally. If you are looking for a closer shave, you can go over the same areas again with the grain. If you shave against the grain, you run the risk of causing irritation or red bumps. Once done, rinse off your face with luke warm water to help close any cuts. Pat your face dry with a clean towel and rinse off your razor.
For the post shave, using an alcohol-free, post shave solution will calm your beard and help minimize any cuts or redness. TIP: If you still have bleeding, use a styptic pencil on cut to close it up and begin healing process. TIP: If you have redness and have a hot date or somewhere to be, put some Visine eye drops on a cotton pad and apply to redness. The same properties in Visine that reduce redness in one’s eyes also reduce redness on skin.
Lastly, it’s important to apply an oil-free moisturizer to your entire face, to reduce any dryness and to moisten the skin. Some guys tend to have oily skin, or what girls refer to as the “shiny” face. In order to avoid this, choose oil-free products that will eliminate the “shiny” appearance.
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