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Shaving 101 – The shortest class you’ll EVER take!

Shaving 101-2Schools cover so many great topics. But nothing on shaving? Who’s gonna help you with that…? Me of course!

Shaving 101 – The shortest class you’ll EVER take!

My Quick & Classic Shaving Tips

Prep: Moisture is Key

  1. Make sure that your face is wet and moist to the touch as this opens pores and softens hair in preparation for shaving.
  2. Capture that moisture with your favorite pre-shave oil, which also protects the skin from the blade.
  3. Follow with a moisture rich shaving cream, preferably a lightly scented brand as heavily scented products can sometimes irritate sensitive skin.

Shave: Keep a Light Hand

  1. Note the direction of hair growth in the areas you will shave (cheeks, chin, upper lip, etc.).
  2. Your first shave pass should always be short strokes with the grain of the hair growth.
  3. For areas that require additional attention, take a second pass across the grain, not against.

Refresh: The Final Touch

  1. Follow your shave with a cool splash of water to close pores and cool your face.
  2. Apply a lightly scented after-shave. It promotes healing and re-moisturizing of the skin; and again, stay away from heavily scented products that will dry and irritate the skin.

***For those who prefer the visual approach. Click here

Class dismissed…


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