Very often, men experience difficulty and fear of shaving their face and neck. The difficult relief, the protruding Adam's apple, really adds to the hassle and requires some skill not to get hurt and learn how to shave correctly.
For some, due to excessive care, there are not shaved areas of the skin. Someone is worried about redness, pain from cuts, ingrown hair. All this may be the result of the wrong approach to shaving.
In this article, we'll share 10 tips on how to shave a man properly and avoid cuts, redness on the skin, and other irritations caused by a razor.
- Council number 1. Use a shaving product
- Council number 2. Examine the direction of hair growth
- Council number 3. Preparing to shave
- Council number 4. Face preparation with oil
- Council number 5. Use cold water to shave
- Council number 6. Use a 'dedicated' shaving machine
- Council number 7. Pull out some hard-to-reach areas of the skin
- Council number 8. Don't make too much effort
- Council number 9. Rinse your face thoroughly after shaving
- Council number 10. Don't overdo it.
Council number 1. Use a shaving product
Some manufacturers claim that you can shave your face and neck without using shaving foam or gel. Do not take their word for it. Yes, they use a soap strip to soften the shave, but it is not a substitute for a full-fledged shaving gel / foam. Therefore, be sure to use shaving foam.
Use a shaving cream or gel
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Council number 2. Examine the direction of hair growth
The hair on your face can grow in different directions. The hair follicles located on one side of the face or neck can even be arranged in a circle. Understanding the direction of hair growth is the first step to shaving properly.
The easiest way to determine the direction of hair growth is to run your finger over 2-3 days old bristles. If the bristles scratch your finger, you are leading against hair growth. If the finger runs smoothly, you are guiding the hair growth. You can even draw a 'hair growth map' on paper if you find it easier to remember. The direction is depicted by arrows on both sides of the face.
Shave is necessary in the direction of hair growth. Do not mind! This is the main rule of shaving.
Study the direction of hair growth
Council number 3. Preparing to shave
Proper preparation of the skin is very often overlooked. As a rule, men rinse their face and chin, but can, for example, forget about their neck. Remember to rinse your entire face and neck with warm water. Rinse thoroughly to remove dirt. It's even better if you steam your skin during a hot shower or a warm towel on your face and neck for 2-3 minutes. The pores are thus opened and shaving becomes both easier and safer.
Rinse your face, chin and neck
Council number 4. Face preparation with oil
If you have very sensitive skin, applying a small amount of shaving oil can help reduce irritation. The thin film prevents the blade from touching your skin and you can easily walk through difficult areas.
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Proceed as follows: wash your face -> apply oil -> apply shaving cream.
Treat your face with oil
Council number 5. Use cold water to shave
After preparing your face and steaming your skin, try shaving and rinsing the machine with cold water. Oddly enough, many have noted a reduction in irritation and the risk of cutting their face and neck.
Use cold water to shave
Council number 6. Use a 'dedicated' shaving machine
By 'special' I mean a shaving machine with softening stripes and a large number of blades (3 or more). They are sometimes referred to as 'safety razors' for shaving. Basically, the machine tool builder has made sure that with little knowledge of shaving, you can't hurt yourself or cut yourself, even shaving against hair growth (as advertised). In production, high-quality sharp blades are used, located at a certain angle so that the edge of the blade does not protrude much and does not hurt the face.
Use a multi-blade shaving machine
Council number 7. Pull out some hard-to-reach areas of the skin
In some places it is very difficult to shave, even with all possible emollients. For example, the Adam's apple is a very difficult area. Try pushing the skin back or pulling your head forward or backward. Shorter strokes will also help to gently shave difficult areas.
Pull out some hard-to-reach areas of the skin
Council number 8. Don't make too much effort
Do not put pressure on the razor when shaving. Shave should be done calmly and effortlessly. If the unfortunate hair won't shave off, try changing the direction of the razor slightly.
Do not exert too much effort or you will get hurt
Council number 9. Rinse your face thoroughly after shaving
Once you are finished shaving, you should thoroughly rinse your face and neck with warm water (before applying the aftershave). This will allow you to get rid of any remaining shaving foam and shaved hair particles.
Following the application of the aftershave, it is recommended to rinse your face with cold water to close the pores of your face and neck. This is especially useful if you prefer to shave in the morning and then drive through the dusty city.
Rinse your face thoroughly after shaving
Council number 10. Don't overdo it.
Let's face it. Many people find it difficult to shave their face and neck perfectly, even after many years of training. Obviously, your skin will not look like a baby's, even if you pour all your shaving products on yourself. Therefore, try not to cut yourself and bring your skills to a 'satisfactory' level, which I think is enough to make you look 'presentable'.
So, we looked at 10 tips on how to shave a man correctly and avoid the hassle before shaving. Of course, you shouldn't follow all the advice at once. Experiment. Observe how your skin reacts to one or another approach to shaving, and I'm sure you can achieve good results. If you get tired of shaving every morning, you can always learn how to grow a beard.
Can still grow a beard