Have you heard the news? The trend for hipster beards is coming to an end. Just take a look at all the recent male fashion catwalks, and you will see that clean-shaven is all the rage right now.
So, in order to look suave you need to get rid of all the beard, stubble, and any other traces of facial hair that you might have. Use these tips for the perfect shave!
Always Use A Safety Razor
First of all, you need to make sure that you are using the right kind of razor. Even though there are some that you can use on dry skin, it’s always best to try wet shaving with a safety razor. These kinds of razors do exactly what they say on the tin – they keep you safe while helping you achieve a fantastic smooth look!
Don’t Forget To Wet Your Skin
Even though it is possible to shave dry skin, it usually isn’t recommended. It can very quickly aggravate and irritate your skin, especially if it is quite sensitive. Generally speaking, it is always best to wet your skin with some warm water before you start to use the razor. Not only is this better for your skin, but it will also soften the hair as well. That’ll make your shave a lot easier and quicker to do.
Leave The Shaving Cream For A Few Minutes
It’s also highly advisable to apply a shaving cream to your face before you start to shave. This will soften the skin along with the water. It will also make the surface of the skin smoother, so the razor can glide over and not cut you too much. Before you so start to shave, though, be sure to let the cream sit on the skin for a couple of minutes. This gives it the chance to penetrate the hairs as much as possible, making them super soft and ready to shave off.
Shave In The Direction Of The Hair
You might think that it is better to shave in the opposite direction to which the hair grows. Many people think that this will get a closer shave. However, that isn’t the case. In fact, you will still be able to achieve a close shave by shaving in the direction of the hair. The added benefit is that you will be a lot less likely to irritate the skin or cut yourself.
Rinse With Cold Water
You might be tempted to rinse your face with warm water once you’ve shaved. In actual fact, it’s best to rinse off with cold water. This may not be the most comfortable option, but it will be better for your skin as it will prevent inflammation.
Always Moisturize Afterwards
After you’ve rinsed the skin, be sure to apply a moisturizer so that your face doesn’t dry out. If possible, use a moisturizer that has a high SPF so that you don’t have to worry about the sun.
Now you can shave a lot better!