Tips for Shaving

Now let’s be honest, not many people like to use an electric shaver.

Not only are they noisy, but they don’t cut as close as a real razor and they often leave rashes behind. After all, learning how to shave with a real razor and shaving cream is often seen as a right of passage for young men.

The problem is, sometimes it’s kind of a hassle to use shaving cream if you don’t know how to use it properly. To learn how to use them properly, head down to¬† to learn more.

Well here’s some help!

First off, shaving cream is meant to make the shaving process much easier. Not only does it reduce irritation, but it actually makes it a lot easier for the razor to cut through your hair. The best time to shave is after you’ve soaked your face in warm water and toweled off. Once you have done this, apply the shaving cream to your face.

If you’re using a brush to apply the cream, make sure to keep the layer thin enough to work with but thick enough to actually be effective. In other words, don’t cake your shaving cream on and don’t go skimpy on it either. Make small circles around your face to work up a nice lather and go for an even spread of shaving cream.

If you’re using shaving cream from a can, simply put a workable amount on the finger tips of your off hand. You will use your off hand to spread the shaving cream over your face and that way you keep your dominant hand free to do all of the precision work with the razor. If you need more shaving cream, simply put on however much more is needed and spread it on accordingly. You want to make sure that you don’t out yourself with the razor as even safety razors can cut skin quite easily if you’re not careful enough.

Once you have on your shaving cream, proceed to shaving. If you want a closer shave, go against the grain of your hair. This means to shave against the natural direction that your hair grows. Although this leaves a closer shave, it also makes it a lot easier for your skin to get irritated. It’s recommended to first shave in the direction that your hair grows, and then to shave against the grain only once so as to make sure to reduce irritation.

Be sure to wash off your raiser after every stroke, otherwise you will reduce the effectiveness of your blade and the closeness of your shave. If you’re having trouble shaving off something, apply a little more shaving cream to the targeted spot and try and pull the skin taught with your other hand. It’s much easier to shave a flat and harder surface than one that is loose and curved.

The key about using shaving cream is not to rush. Electric razors are for rushing. Shaving cream and razors insure that you look good. Enjoy the process of the shave and enjoy the results afterwards!Sha