Body Grooming Tips

How to Shave Your Chest

Tips For Chest Shaving

Whether shaving your chest is part of your normal hygiene routine or something that you’re curious about trying, Gillette has the tools and tips to help you get the look and feel that you want…

Shaving Your Chest Hair

Armed with the right tools, like the All Purpose Gillette STYLER, shaving your chest is pretty simple. Follow these steps to get great results, every time:

Selecting a comb length

Step 1: Select a Comb Length

The right comb length on your body hair trimmer can help you tame full, natural growth that hasn’t been touched by a razor for a while – or ever. The All Purpose Gillette STYLER comes with three comb attachments (2mm, 4mm, 6mm) for you to choose from.

Man shaving chest

Step 2: Trim

Trim your chest hair. Trimming the hair before shaving can help prevent clogged blades.Choose the best beard trimmer for the perfect chest shave.

Man in towel

Step 3: Shower

The water will help soften your chest hair (which can be wiry) and make it easier for the razor to glide over your skin. Gillette STYLER is waterproof so you can trim in the shower.

Man shaving chest

Step 4: Lather Up with Shave Gel

A good lather helps to hydrate hairs, enhance razor glide, andand protect your skin while you shave your chest.

Dull Blades

Step 5: Check For Dull Blades

Blade feeling dull or lubrication strips looking faded? It may be time for you to swap your blade attachment before you begin.

Man shaving chest with Gillette razor

Step 6: Shave with Light, Gentle Strokes

Attach a Fusion5™ blade to your STYLER. Start from the outside of your chest and work your way in. Stretch your pecs as you shave to create an even shaving surface.

Gillette Proglide

Step 7: Rinse Your Blades Often

Run the blades gently under the tap every few strokes, both the back and front sides of the blades, and then gently shake excess water off. Do not tap your razor against the sink or wipe against a towel; these habits can reduce the life of the razor by affecting the intricate design of the blade components. Rinsing the blades under running water helps to remove built-up shaving gel, hair, and dead skin.

Shaving body with Gillette Proglide

Step 8: Be Careful Around Your Nipples

Go around – not directly over. You can use the fingertips of your other hand to cover your nipples as you shave near them, just in case.

Step 9: Re-apply Shave Gel As Needed

You may find that you need to shave over the same spot in different directions to get a smooth shave. In order to help prevent shaving rash on your chest, ensure that you reapply shaving gel before you re-stroke.

Drying and moisturising chest

Step 10: Rinse, Dry, and Moisturise

Moisturising after shaving your chest is critical – it helps soothe the skin.

Man looking in mirror

Congrats! You Have Just Mastered Body Grooming 101!

With Gillette razors and trimmers, your personal grooming possibilities are endless.

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