Is anything more satisfying in life than a clean and crisp shave? However, avoiding the dreaded razor rash that comes along with shaving is easier said than done; it can take years to develop your own grooming routine with the perfect shaving products and quality razors. If you’re hoping to improve your wet shaving technique for a stubble and pain free experience, then follow these handy tips:
1. Preparation is key
Razor bumps are both unsightly and painful and they are often caused by a rushed shave; take your time when you shave and treat it as your own daily pamper session. A quality facial scrub will unclog pores, making it easier for the razor to glide over the skin. If you have the time, place a hot towel over your face to really open up hair follicles, making the shaving process so much easier. Once your face is clean, massage some shaving oil into the skin as this will leave it rash free and soft to the touch.
2. Use a cream or gel
With so many shaving creams and shaving gels on the market, it can be tricky to find the best grooming products for your own skin. However, you should never shave without one, as they are nourishing to the skin and they also leave a visible trail of where you have already shaved so you don’t go over it again and cause damage. For best results, lather the product on with a shaving brush.
3. Find the perfect razor
Ditch the cheap plastic razors; not only are they bad for the environment but they also won’t deliver the close shave you deserve. A quality safety razor will revolutionise your grooming routine, so find one that best suits your needs. Cut throat razors are also a great option for those who prefer a more traditional style of shaving.
4. Nourish the skin afterwards
After you’ve shaved, it’s tempting to rush out the door and start your day, but your shaving routine isn’t over just yet. For a truly soft and nourished face, use an aftershave balm which soothes irritation and provides intense moisturisation.