Looking to achieve the ultimate clean-shaven look? Then check out these 5 easy tips and tricks to help you re-create this look at home. For the ultimate close shave, be sure to use a Gillette ProGlide Razor. Its multi-blade technology is perfectly designed to cut closer and deliver a smooth shave.
Here Are 5 Easy Steps That Will Help Achieve a Close Shave
- Before the shave, spend time preparing your face
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. This will not only soften the beard hairs and make them easier to cut, but it may also lift low-lying hairs and help release so-called “trapped” or “ingrown” hairs.
- Apply plenty of shave foam or gel
This provides a protective layer and improves razor glide for a smoother, more comfortable shave.
- Shave with a good quality razor using light strokes
Do not press too hard on your razor. The razor should do the work, not you. Rinse the razor after every few strokes to prevent the build-up of hairs and debris between the blades and on the blade edges.
- Make sure your blades are not too old or dull
Fresh blades provide a closer, smoother and more comfortable shave and when your razor gets old or dull, you increase the risks of nicks and irritation.
- Restore moisture with a hydrating after-shave
After the shave, use an after-shave product containing moisturizing ingredients to rehydrate and comfort the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Should I shave before or after the shower?
Shave after the shower (and not the other way around). The warm water and steam of the shower will hydrate and soften the beard hairs and make them easier to cut.
Should I shave with or against the grain?
Most guys find that using light strokes and first shaving in the direction of the hair growth and then following up with re-strokes against the grain provides the closest, smoothest shave with good skin comfort. However, men’s facial hair tends to grow in different directions, so even if a man shaves with the grain (in the direction of the hair growth), some hairs will still unknowingly be cut against the grain.
How can I get to those tricky areas of the face like under the nose or the corners of the mouth or the side burns?
Some areas of the face are indeed particularly difficult to shave (such as under the nose, the jaw line, the side burns,…). For those areas, we recommend to use the single blade that you will find at the back of all the razors of the Gillette Fusion5 & Pro family. To use this blade, simply turn the razor over. In this position, the cartridge head does not move up and down, giving men great control. Also, as more and more men have facial hair (like a goatee beard), this trimming blade allows them to shape their facial hair with great control and precision.