A few tips to ensure that you get a smooth and a clean shave every time.
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Remember how excited you felt when you saw that first patch of hair on your face? You didn’t shave it for days on end, wearing it like a proud badge. But over the years, shaving may have started feeling like a chore, especially if you have to do it every single day before work.
And worst of all, you’ve developed sensitive skin, so every time you shave, your face looks like a warzone. But you know what; it doesn’t have to be that way. Today, we have a few tips that will ease this process (and the pain), ensuring you get a smooth and a clean shave every time.
The time of the shave
Always shave after a hot water bath, as the pores on your face open up due to the heat and the moisture. This is an obvious fact, but overlooked by many. Even if you don’t want to shave post shower for some reason, wash your face with warm water and a face wash before you begin.
Also, never ever dry shave. Yeah sure, it looks badass in the movies, but you aren’t in the movies. And you certainly do not want to suffer from razor burns, or let your face look like the aftermath of a battle. Always make sure your face is adequately moist before a shave.
Tools of the trade
This is the most important part of your body, so don’t skimp on quality here. This is why we recommend Gillette’s Fusion ProGlide Razor with FlexBall Technology. This razor unleashes a new era of motion in shaving. The innovative handle allows the blades to pivot not just front to back but side to side too (up to 24 degrees). This ensures the blades hang on to your jawline even at the trickiest of curves, and get pretty much every hair. No more pulling. No more stretching. No more funny faces. And the fact that the pivot is now in motion more than 80% of the time, it means lesser stress exerted on your wrist, elbow and shoulder joint. The result: you get the most effortless shave possible.
If you’re an old school kind of guy, make sure you invest in a good shaving brush and shaving cream. If time is of the essence, pick up a shaving gel that lathers fine just with your hands. Either way, make sure your face is foamed up plenty before you begin shaving.
Wielding the blade
Do not exert too much pressure while you’re shaving. This is a sharp object that’s sliding around on your face, so you really don’t want to wield it like a weapon. For some people, shaving against the hair growth works better, but if you’ve got sensitive skin, we would recommend shaving in the direction your hair grows. This reduces friction, which leads to less irritation.
The right environment
Don’t try and shave in the dark or in any place that does not fully illuminate your face. You don’t want to walk into your next meeting looking like scarface – and we mean this in the literal sense. Ideally natural light is the best, but if that’s not possible, make sure you have a good source of light right above your mirror.
Post shaving treatment
Ok so you’re done with the shave, but you aren’t done taking care of your face quite yet. Wash it once again with warm water and a facewash, and finish the process off with a shaving balm as that cools down your face, and prevents irritation. We personally do not recommend using an aftershave as that burns real bad.
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