Are you sick of shaving, only to still feel stubbly growth on your chin, face, and neck? You’re not the only one. The thing is, men aren’t trying all that hard to get a smooth, clean shave. They simply grab a rubbish electric razor or cheap manual razor, some cheap shaving foam, and whizz over the hairy areas. If you want a really smooth shave, use these tips:
Do it Like Your Grandad
Our grandads used to shave in the best way possible for our skin health. Nowadays, the razors and products we use are drying to the skin, causing all kinds of problems. The only real benefit is that they take less time than shaving in the traditional way.
If you take the time to shave in the traditional way, you’ll be doing yourself a favour. Your skin will feel smooth and moisturised, and you shouldn’t experience dryness, itchiness, or ingrown hairs.
You need a quality, traditional razor for this, which can be found on specialist stores online. You’ll also need a high quality cream, not foam, and a soft brush. The higher the quality of the brush, the better the shave too. You basically wet your face, and then massage in your cream swirling your soft brush until it’s all lathered up. This makes sure you get into all the nooks and crannies. You can then shave with the grain. It might take practice when compared to your regular razor, but your face will thank you for it.
Hop in the Shower First
No matter what you decide to shave with, getting in a hot shower first will soften your hairs and skin, making your shave closer and more comfortable. However, you shouldn’t stay in there for too long, as your skin and hairs can get too soft, leaving you prone to nicks and scrapes.
Read Reviews Online
Take a look online and see if you can find the best electric shaver for men, if that’s the kind of tool you prefer to shave with. In general, you get what you pay for when it comes to your shaver, so don’t be afraid to do your homework and splash out.
Shave With the Grain
Shave with the grain, rather than against it. It’ll take longer to get rid of the hairs, but you’ll further protect your skin from irritation and ingrown hairs this way. You’ll still end up with a smooth shave, you’ll just feel a whole lot more comfortable.
Go to a Salon
More and more salons are beginning to offer a wet shave experience for men. This is because men are becoming more conscious of their appearance and using beauty regimes. They will usually use many of the traditional methods previously mentioned, except you may get some added extras, such as a facial massage. Ask around or look online to see if anywhere offers the service locally.
Looking after the skin should be taken more seriously by men. Try these tips, and you’ll be glad you did!