HOW TO GET THE BEST SHAVE: THE DOS AND DON'TS OF SHAVING
A beginners guide full of the best shaving tips for men, making your shave simple and stress free!
For a guy, shaving can be one of the most stressful parts when entering that next stage of your life…believe us, we’ve been there. So, we feel qualified enough to create a holy grail shaving routine that won’t cause you to breakdown or break out because let’s be real, entering 'manhood' is enough of a struggle.
- Clean your razor
- Remember to replace blades
- Don't buy cheap blades
- Take your time
- Post shave aftercare is important
1. clean your razor
Your razor is constantly touching your skin and picking up loads of bacteria with it. So, if it’s not kept clean this can easily lead to razor bumps, razor burns and nasty infections around where you shave.
Unsure why your skin is breaking out? Learn more about the skin conditions that men suffer from and more importantly, how to fix them.
Here’s how to disinfect your razor in just three simple steps:
- After shaving, rinse your razor with water (preferably hot)
- Then dip your blade into rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) to disinfect it. This can be purchased in Highstreet stores like Boots or Amazon.
- Keep your razor in a covered, dry place like the Bathroom cupboard to protect from unwanted dust and moisture.
2. Remember to replace blades
After about 4-6 uses, depending on your beard style or growth rate, your razor blade it will start to become dull. DO NOT persevere, (especially not out of laziness), this is a sign... make sure you change it! Dull blades cause more cuts than sharp ones as the razor doesn't glide over the hair but "catches" it more.
If you are the type to shave less frequently then change the razor blade every couple weeks instead.
3. Don't buy cheap blades
It's a false economy, good quality blades will last a lot longer.
4. take your time
Make sure you have a shower first before shaving. This helps to soften the facial hair and open the skins pores. Most cuts and nicks come from rushing to get out the house in the morning- just take it nice and slow.
5. Use Witch Hazel
Lastly, don’t forget your post-shave routine!
After shaving, make sure that you finish your routine with a product that can cleanse and soothe the skin. This ensures the reduction of bumps and red irritation on your skin.
We recommend a product that contains Witch Hazel. Our HYDRATE IN A HURRY reduces inflammation as well as stimulating skin repair, to keep it looking as fresh and healthy as possible!