Grooming

Four shaving mistakes we all make

By Alex

Shaving is something we do on a weekly basis; a part of daily life that we all assume is so simple we must be doing it right, right? Well, maybe not. When it comes to shaving there are a few mistakes that we make.

Starting before your skin is ready

Getting off to a good start will make a huge difference when you shave. Many people will splash some water on their face and put on some shaving foam and then dive into shaving.

This might not be the best approach, and we have a few tips on how to prep your skin before shaving.

The best way to prep the skin is by washing your face with warm water and using a face wash to open up pores. Then exfoliate the skin to soften up the hair, which will make it easier to cut.

To make the hairs really soft and easy to shave we advise using a beard oil to soften the hairs and protect any sensitive areas.

Using an old blade

We have all been there, we forgot to pick up a new packet of razor blades when shopping, but this should not happen on a regular basis.

Shaving with a blunt blade can irritate the skin and lead to redness. An old blade will fail to give you a close shave and miss hairs. So using a sub-standard blade is a pretty bad start; we recommend you should replace your blade every 3 to 5 shaves.

Rushing

If you’re a bit tight for time, it’s probably best to not shave at all than shave too fast. If you do not have time to shave properly, including prepping your skin, then do not shave at all.

If you are rushing it’s more likely that you will end up shaving against the grain which causes damage to the skin and can end up in shaving cuts on the face, which doesn’t look – or feel – good.

Not finishing up properly

Having a good post-shave routine is very important, and splashing water over your face as you finish will just not cut it.

We recommend you rinse your face to remove any traces of oil or cream and follow with a good moisturiser. Moisturising will keep your skin in good condition and make your future shaves much more comfortable.

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