Whether you are shaving at the end of a long weekend or it’s the end of the workweek, you want a close shave that’s smooth and clean. You learned how to handle a razor a while ago, but did you learn the best technique? When you are ready to enjoy the perfect shave, here is what you need to know.
Preparing to Shave
It’s important to use hot water every time you shave. It opens pores, softens the hair and makes shaving easier. It’s always best to shave during or immediately after a hot shower. Pre-shave oils are used to protect your skin and help you avoid razor burn. Ingredients that will help you protect your skin include olive, eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary oil. Vitamin E is also an excellent addition to pre-shave gels to help protect the skin and soothe any irritation.
Apply Shaving Cream or Gel
Lather serves an important role in shaving. When you create a rich lather, it lubricates and softens the beard. You can enjoy an incredible close shave without worrying about nicks or razor burn. The razor won’t catch on coarse hairs, and your face will feel incredibly smooth.
You don’t have to look for a rich lather. Gels like Anthony for Men Shave Gel are becoming more popular. Filled with natural ingredients that soften the hair and prepares you for a close shave. The gel contains glycerin to prevent skin from burning, and sea kelp reduces irritation. Infused with aloe, it lays the foundation for the perfect shave.
The Right Technique
The hair of your beard grows in different directions. When shaving, follow the grain. Dip the blade in clean, hot water regularly to keep it clean and warm. After you have shaved with the grain, re-apply your cream or gel and shave against the grain of your beard.
Moisturize for Soft Skin
You might think that soft skin only matters to women, but you’ll love the feeling of a smooth, soft face. Start by rinsing your face with cool water. Pat it dry to avoid irritating your skin. Look for aftershave creams featuring soothing vitamins that will nourish and heal the skin. Creams with benzocaine will remove any irritation from shaving, and aloe vera will help the skin heal. Simply smooth it on skin after shaving to ease irritation and leave your skin touchably soft and smooth.
Getting the perfect shave is actually quite simple when you invest in the right products and technique. Start with quality Cleopatra’s Choice shaving products, and follow up with a technique that will leave you with smooth, perfect skin. Start by shaving with the grain for comfort, and then shave against the grain for the closest shave. Complete the morning ritual with a soothing after shave lotion for a face that looks incredible and feels as smooth as silk.