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THE 5-STEP GUIDE TO A SMOOTH SHAVE FROM THE KING OF SHAVES

It's so simple to shave! Shaving should not be a bother, and it should not leave your skin raw! A little time and care spent on your face should always result in a pleasurable experience and excellent results.

1. Wash

Cleanse your face with a good face cleanser or a light exfoliating scrub first. The bristles will soften if you give your stubble a good wash and soak in plenty of warm water. Wet stubble is significantly easier to cut, resulting in less tugging, irritation, and discomfort. Shaving during (or immediately after) a warm bath or shower is ideal, and it can also save time!

Tip: Our Shave Gels can also be used as a pre-shave face wash or a beard shampoo.

Tip: Only use a face scrub on a daily basis if it is specifically made for that purpose. Exfoliating too much might cause your skin to become greasy as it tries to compensate for the moisture loss produced by the scrub.

 

 

2: MASSAGE IN

Work your have Gels, cream, oil, or serum into your stubble or beard thoroughly, paying extra attention to any sensitive or rash-prone areas. Massage the shave prep into the bristles to help lift them, making them easier to shave (resulting in fewer missed ones) and ensuring even coverage.

The shave prep creates a thin lubricating barrier between your skin and the razor blade, and this is the part of the shave prep that actually works. Any additional lather on top only serves to obstruct your view!

Tip: Do you really need some foam? Shave gel should be squeezed onto a wet shaving brush, worked into a lather, and then applied to your face.

3: SHAVE

A clean and sharp blade, regardless of your razor of choice, is a must-have! Replace your blade if it seems dull before shaving.


Slow and steady is the way to go. Take your time.
Don't put too much pressure on yourself.


Rinse the razor in warm, soapy water frequently to avoid clogging and to get the most bristles in a single stroke. Razor burn, redness, and rashes are common side effects of shaving against the direction of hair growth. As a result, attempt to shave in the direction of your hair development to avoid tugging and irritation.

In general, this is found on the cheeks and chin, with the neck rising upwards. If you're not sure, run your finger through your stubble to see which way the hair is growing.

When shaving around the delicate neck area, use extra caution.

Focus on short, soft strokes and thorough rinsing for heavy stubble or many days' growth.

If you're having trouble getting a good shave, reapply your shave prep and try shaving across the grain on a second pass.

Tip: A few missing bristles are all that separates a good shave from a perfect shave. Before you complete and rinse, feel for any missing bristles with your finger tips.

4: RINSE

Rinsing your skin and any facial hair thoroughly with cool water can assist to eliminate any leftover shave prep and shaving debris.

It also helps to seal pores on the skin, making your skin naturally more protected.

Then, using a clean towel, blot your face dry. Do not rub your newly exposed skin, since this may cause irritation.

5: MOISTURISE

Even the best shave, with the best preparation and blade, will inevitably remove part of your skin's natural defences. Skin is incredible, and it will eventually restore its natural moisture balance on its own. However, immediately after shaving or washing, apply a post-shave balm or moisturiser to assist retain moisture and speed up the skin's natural recuperation process.

Use a moisturiser or balm with UVA/UVB filters or a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 - the sun and wind can be quite destructive to your skin, so these will help protect your face and prevent signs of ageing.

Tip: To extend the life of your razor blade, shake off excess water after each use and let it air dry naturally before storing it. Use a blade guard or handle holder if you have one to help preserve the precision-engineered blades in top shape.