by Beauty Editor
created 4 years ago
Welcome to the main event! Now that your face is all prepared after a good pre-shave routine, lets get the razor out and start shaving. These shaving tips will help in achieving a good irritation-free shave.
Step 1: Use a high quality shaving cream
Don’t’ slop on just about any shaving foam. Do your research and invest in a high quality shaving cream made with all natural ingredients. A good shaving foam will not only improve your shave but also nourish your skin. Any product containing parabens and silicone is an absolute no no! Avoid them completely. For a good shave, use a good shaving brush too to get a really good lather going.
Step 2: Use a sharp blade
Make sure to use a sharp blade and to change blades as soon it stops sliding smoothly on your skin. This could vary from person to person as it depends on the number of shaves. Ideally, a good idea would be to change it after 3 to 4 shaves.
Step 3: Use short strokes
Using long, continuous strokes from upper cheek to the bottom of your neck is a common shaving misconception. Don’t do this. Make short precise strokes instead which will allow you gain a better control on the amount of downward pressure you place on your razor. This helps in limiting the irritation.
Step 4: One direction
In your first run, shave in the direction of your hair growth. This is will help in removing the bulk of the hair and cause minimal irritation.
Step 5: Opposite direction
Shave in the opposite direction in your second run. Reapply the shaving cream and make sure you completely clean your razor before you begin your second run. This will give you a super close shave.
Doesn't your skin feel soft now?