Whether it’s their first time shaving or not, no one wants to end up with a cut, razor burn, ingrown hair, and irritated skin. For shaping that beard or for a clean shave, this article focuses on helping men unlearn poor shaving habits and learn to shave like a pro!
Here’s sharing some effortless and smooth shaving secrets every man needs to know! Let’s dive right in.
Shaving Secret #1: Design a Shaving Routine
Most men start shaving whenever they want, shaving every corner of their beard area and running the razor from every direction they can. It is important to follow a technique and design a routine for the beard to grow well and get a better result. Learn about different types of razors, shaving creams, aftershaves, brushes, and even techniques for using them. Follow a routine where you have dedicated days to shave and steps of shaving. A simple shaving routine can be:
- Washing face before shaving
- Applying pre-shave oil
- Applying a shaving cream in a circular motion and then upward strokes to lift the hair up
- Start shaving from the top of the face to the bottom. Start from the ears and bring the razor down near the mouth.
- Rinse the blade after every few strokes and remove the hair lodged in it.
- Rinse your face with cold water
- Apply aftershave lotion/moisturizer
Shaving Secret #2: Prep your face for a shave
Prepping your face for a shave can help you shave better. If you want a quick shave in the morning, do it right after a shower as the skin softens after a shower and makes shaving easier. Other times when you are prepping to shave, it is always a good idea to soak your face in a towel dipped in warm water to help the skin relax and soften.
Shaving Secret #3: Find the shaving blade that suits you
Avoid using multiple razors for different areas of the beard. A single blade will work just fine. However, it would help if you found the razor style that suits you the most. While a shaving tool works for getting a quick trim, and 3-blade razors can help you with the quickest of results, a straight razor can promise a smooth finish without the hassle of changing blades. Choose what works with your skills and routine the best.
Shaving Secret #4: Use quality products only
A good shave is also about good products. Select your products wisely after understanding the ingredients and the effect they might have on your skin. Pre-shave oils and aftershave lotion are a must-have for a smooth glide and cutting down the irritation on the skin. Stop using aerosol cans for shaving creams and use tube-based shaving cream with excellent ingredients for your skin.
Shaving Secret #5: Be Patient
Never shave in haste. As you are dealing with a razor and running it close to your skin, you may end up hurting yourself in the haste of doing it quickly. Be patient with the process and take time shaving. Make sure you use the products well, lather the shaving cream with a quality brush, and take strokes of the razor with precision to make the results count.
While it is easy to get your beard shaved in a salon, doing it yourself and with precision is an art in itself. The next time you shave, keep these little secrets in mind, and you shall have the smoothest shave ever!