1. Do as your barber does. Soak a towel in hot water, wring out all excess water, and press it over the beard area for 30-50 seconds. If you’re running low on time, shave in or right after a hot shower. The heat and steam opens pores and softens the beard, offering a closer shave.
2. Use a pre-shave conditioner. Pre-shave creams, gels and oils help lubricate and protect the skin so that the blade(s) glide over smoothly.
3.Brush away. It’s old school, but it’s a trick that’s lasted through the ages because it works. (Do as dad and pop have always done!) Using a brush to apply shaving cream builds a thicker lather while raising every little hair so you get the closest shave possible. If you don’t shave every day, brush the beard area during that in-between period. Work it in circular motions to stimulate the skin and help prevent ingrown hairs.
4. Remember: going against the grain gets a closer shave, but it’ll irritate your skin more. Try shaving in the direction your hair grows, washing your face, re-lathering, and making a second pass across the grain.
5. Take it easy. Slow and steady wins the race (and the award for best shave, but who’s counting?)
6. Follow up with a good moisturizer. Preferably one with Aloe, Oatmeal or Lavender Extract to help soothe the skin.
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