Getting the Perfect Shave

Ok Gents, new razor in use and I cannot believe the shave I’m getting. Probably one of the best shave, NO!, the BEST shave I have ever achieved. The razor burn, the irritation, the embarrassing “red neck” is all gone. With the right pre-treatment, shaving cream, and aftershave, you too can achieve shaving perfection. I know, your thinking you are getting that perfect shave or have no issues. I thought that too when I switched razors and gels, but this time……it’s different.

I want to outline a few simple steps to help you achieve the perfect shave. Even if you think you have that now, try these for a week and see if things get even better for you. These steps are tried and true, proven processes as provided by The Art of Shaving. I figure if you can have a store dedicated to shaving and it’s lasted this long; they must be doing something right!

Step 1: Prepare

 

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Apply pre-shave oil before shaving to provide a protective barrier and improve razor glide.   Always use hot water while shaving to soften the beard and open pores. For best results, shave after or during a hot shower.

Step 2: Lather Up!

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Next, Apply shaving cream, formulated with Glycerin for a close and comfortable shave. Use a shaving brush to generate a rich, warm lather on your neck and face.

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Step 3: Shave

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Select a clean, sharp blade and rinse it under hot water. Using gentle pressure, shave with the grain of your beard. Notice the hair may grow in different directions. For a closer shave, re-lather and shave gently against the grain.

Step 4: Moisturize

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After shaving, rinse with cold water and pat dry. Moisturize with after-shave balm, lotion, or gel to hydrate and soothe skin after shaving.

I know, I know, it looks like a lot of steps and it will take a long time but it really doesn’t. If you want to take care of yourself, impress the ladies, and set yourself apart from others, you will do what it takes.

Keep an eye out for my next article about daily skin care after shaving, and how to maintain the clean, refined appearance.

Jason

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