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Smart Shaving Tips
THE RAZOR: Use a high quality branded razor blade - every face is different, and you may have to experiment with blades to see which works best for you. If you have a smaller face don't use a big bulky razor. Always use the sharpest blades available, avoid cheap disposable razors with low-grade steel blades that bend when shaving. Gillette and Wilkinson Sword have an excellent range of multi-blade systems that are ideal for wet shavers wanting an extra smooth shave, and those with lubricating strips have indicators to show when the blade needs replacing. Using a quality shaving cream or soap will increase the longevity of the blade. The traditional 2-edged safety razors and cut-throat razors provide an excellent close shave but are for the more experienced shaver. First time shavers, ladies, and those shaving other parts of the body should try and use a single or double blade system where possible, a 4 or 5 blade system can be harsh on sensitive skin.
WETTING: Water and warmth are the primary preparation to a great shave. Hair absorbs hot water thus becoming softer and easier to cut, while the warmth of hot water relaxes the skin and facial muscles become relaxed, making shaving so much easier. Soaking a folded flannel or small towel in hot water and wrapping it around the face for 20 seconds can achieve this effect although the best time to shave is after a bath or shower where the skin has been exposed to hot water, steam and warmth for a longer time.
PRE SHAVE TREATMENTS: If you have particularly sensitive skin, a pre-shave treatment such as a glycerine or oil based pre-shave rub - this protects the skin and helps the razor to glide smoothly across the face and massaging the pre-shave into the face also helps to lift the beard in readiness for the lather.
APPLYING THE LATHER: Applying shaving soap is best done with a shaving brush, a good quality badger hair shaving brush will lift and moisten the beard preparing it perfectly for the shave. These days most people plump for the time-saving shaving foam, cream or gel which should be applied using the fingers. Using your fingers to massage it around the face is a very successful way of preparing the skin and beard for wet shaving as well as re-energising the muscles in the face. Glycerine based shaving products are best to keep the skin and beard moist during the shave and create a soft, smooth film to protect the skin. Alcohol based shaving foams and gels can cause irritation and sting during shaving.
THE SHAVE: Warm the blade under hot running water. Shave with the direction of your beard growth, and in awkward areas such as the chin and under the nose move the blade sideways across the growth. Try not to shave against the grain as this pulls the skin in the wrong direction causing small cuts and 'grazing' to the skin and is the most common cause of razor burn, ingrown hairs and shaving rash. Moving the razor sideways in a motion parallel to the blade will guarantee a cut face, always move the razor at 90 degrees to the blade direction. After shaving rinse the face thoroughly with cool water to close the pores and pat the face dry with a soft towel.
SKIN CARE: A good wet shave ex-foliates and cleanses the face, exposing smooth new skin beneath. This new skin layer must be protected so it is important that men use an after-shaving moisturiser, skin food or balm. Ignore anyone who tells you that moisturising is for wimps - you will reap the benefits of a long-lasting youthful complexion, by looking after your shaved face daily with a soothing rub over with a moisturiser. DO NOT make the classic mistake of applying after-shave or cologne to freshly shaved face - this may inflame the skin, cause stinging and dryness and will damage that fresh new skin layer to just worked so hard to get. For best results apply an un-perfumed men's moisturiser to the shaved area and after shave or cologne to the pulse or hot points points behind the earlobes, on the upper chest chest or on the sides of the unshaven neck.
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