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12 Sep 2018
Shaving Hacks: How to shave properly

 
 

Now guys, part of growing up, especially if you are a guy, is facing the fact that you will grow facial hair. We know we all like looking good and it can be such a pain to shave and if done incorrectly you may get blisters, in grown hair or an uneven shave. Knowing how to prepare your face, shave properly, and take care of your skin will help you get a great, clean, and close shave.

 

What you will need:

-Some water

-Shaving cream

-Razor (3 bladed razer and sharp)

-Shaving brush

 

Step 1:

  • First, you must prepare your face: make sure you have an appropriate razor.
  • You must consider the coarseness of your beard hairs, the texture of your skin, your preferred shaving methods and the other details when choosing a razor.
  • Keep your shaving kit ready, clean and sharp. Shaving with a dull razor is how cuts happen, and it makes the skin very irritated.
  • A quick hack, fill your basin with cold, clean water before you shave, this is to rinse your blade. Using hot water will make your blade dull, so cold water is the best option.
  • Trim your beard first – if you have one. Purely because it is difficult to shave your beard if it is full, it’s painful and very ineffective.
  • Wash your face with an exfoliant facial wash. This helps to avoid infections and irritation while you're shaving.
  • Heat your pores using a damp face cloth. The heat and moisture will help to soften your beard (if you have one) and lift up the hairs, as well as open your pores. Make sure it is not too hot, just warm enough to soften the hairs.
  • Apply shaving cream with shaving brush.

 

Step 2:

  • So, after you’ve prepared your face, it is time to shave!
  • Start shaving while your pores are still open and warm - you should start right away before your pores have a chance to tighten up and your skin is still damp.
  • This is the best way to get the closest and most comfortable shave possible.
  • Use your free hand to pull your skin tight. Hold your razor in your dominant hand and use your other hand to pull your skin tight and create as smooth a surface as possible for the razor to glide across.
  • Shave with the grain. So, you have to run your hand across your face, the one direction will make the hairs stand up (that’s against the grain), the other will make it lie flat (with the grain).
  • Keep the flat of the blade almost parallel with the face to remove the bulk of the hair.
  • Use short, light, downward strokes while you're shaving to keep the blade sliding across the foam and removing the hairs tidily.
  • Rinse your face with warm water. Make sure you’ve shaved off all the small parts, sideburns, neckline, etc.

 

Step 3:

  • Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel. Applying cold water as soon as possible after your face has been shaved is the best possible way to close your pores and finish the shave.
  • Cold water also helps to close the cuts and stop bleeding.

 

 

Now go out and shine. We hope this tips and tricks helps you achieve the perfect shave

 

DISCLAIMER
Please have an older sibling, guardian or parent with you – if you are shaving for the first time.

 

 
 
 

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