Perfect shaving tips and products
Getting that perfect shave every morning is well within your grasp if you use the right products and the correct techniques. Follow this guide to ensure that your chin looks as handsome as can be at all times.
Get the right products
A good quality razor (whether a classic hand held razor or an electric version), skin cleanser, shaving gel or foam and moisturiser are all essential to ensuring that your skin looks fantastic after a shave.
Skin cleanser helps to prepare your skin for the shaving gel or foam, which in its turn gives you a clean shave
A neutral moisturiser will help to soothe and protect your skin during the day. Many men like to use aftershave as a final finishing touch! Great brands to explore for all of these products include American Crew, Clinique Men and The Bluebeards Revenge. Each brand provides a variety of gels, foams and other shaving related items and facial skincare products so that you can very easily find exactly what you need.
How to shave: a quick guide
If you have a long beard that you wish to shave off, it is best to start off with a trimmer, as much hair as you can before you move on to a close shave with a razor. A close shave can be performed as follows.
- Cleanse your face thoroughly, before applying shaving foam or gel to the area that you wish to shave. It is best to cleanse your face using warm water and to apply cleanser with a scrubbing motion as this will dislodge ingrowing hairs, open your pores and generally unblock your skin.
- A shaving brush can be used to spread the foam or gel on evenly if you require, and a circular motion ought to be used for this. Leave the shaving foam or shaving gel to sit on your skin for 2-3 minutes is highly advisable.
- Next, use a razor with very sharp blades to shave your skin. Once you have finished shaving, rinse your skin thoroughly before applying an after shave balm or moisturiser to protect your skin against dryness, soreness and redness.
- Finally, apply some of your favourite aftershave scent or cologne to keep you feeling fresh all day long.
What about caring for beards that you want to keep?
At some points in our lives, we also might want to maintain a flourishing beard on our chin. Keeping it well trimmed with a high quality trimmer is a must, and there are plenty of other products that can be used to keep it in tip top condition. Beard conditioning balms from one of the brands listed below can be an excellent choice if you want to keep your beard hair soft, shiny and healthy from root to tip.
|Mancave||BEARD CARE BLACKSPICE beard control 100 ml||£8,97||- 32% dto.|
|The Macho Beard Company||BEARD BALM 45 ml||£15,09||- 14% dto.|
|Luxina||BEARD balsam cream 50 ml||£12,96||- 18% dto.|