Whether you’re shaving for the first time or you’re a seasoned shaving pro, there’s always more that you can learn to get a smoother, more comfortable shave. Shaving should be simple – most guys do it almost every day – yet there’s endless debate about how to do it correctly.
With this in mind, we’ve taken on the mental heavy lifting on behalf of men and have compiled this eight-step guide on how to shave your face simply and effectively.
How to Shave Your Face
Follow these eight simple steps to master the art of shaving like a pro:
- Apply shaving cream
- Check for dull blades
- Use light strokes
- Rinse your blades
- Shave with and against the grain
Step 1: Hydrate
Start by washing your face to ensure your skin is properly hydrated, as this can help to minimise nicks, cuts and irritation while shaving. We recommend that you shave immediately after showering, or even while you’re in the shower.
Hydrating softens your hair, allowing the razor to glide more easily. Use a face scrub or wash to remove oil, dirt and dead skin cells to prepare your skin for a comfortable shave.
Step 2: Apply Shaving Cream
Next, apply a shaving cream to your face, spreading it all over to create a lather and ensure all hairs are hydrated to help improve your razor glide. This can help to protect against irritation such as shaving rash while you shave.