Unless you have a full lumberjack man beard, you likely shave on a somewhat regular basis. Often that can lead to breakouts, unsightly bumps and ingrown hairs, but there is actually a few extra steps that you can take during your morning shave routine that will help prevent these things and leave you with a clean shave. All of the products that you need to accomplish a smooth, shiny mug are available to be added as part of your monthly care package delivery from www.guyessentials.com.
Step 1: start with a clean face. If you have a beard or other facial hair, you want to treat is just as you would the hair on the top of your head. Wash it using shampoo if you have significant growth. If you do not then use an exfoliating face wash on areas that you plan to shave. Use hot water to wash your face which will soften the hairs follicles.
Step 2: only ever use a sharp razor. Dull razors can cause small cuts on your skin and make your skin irritated. If you are in doubt, use a new razor. Guys Essential Care packages can deliver a new razor to your door as often as once a month.
Step 3: Shaving cream. Apply shaving cream in a circular motion anywhere that you plan to shave. This will make sure the gel coats and protects the skin and will also encourage the hair on your face to stand away from your skin, helping you to have a closer shave.
Step 4: Start to shave. Remember that you always shave WITH the grain of your face, which means you are shaving in the direction that the hair grows. Sometimes hair on your neck will change direction, so be sure to check for that before you start shaving. Rinse the bade often to make sure that it stays free of hairs. Anything that is in the way or in between your face and the razor could potentially cause bumps and irritation. Start with small sections of your face and then move on to other areas. Hold the razor at a 45 degree angle to make sure that you are making good contact with your razor.
Step 5: Rinse your face with warm water and run your hand over your face to see if you missed any spots. If you find an area that you missed, reapply shaving cream and shave that area. Once all of the hair has been removed, you can apply more shaving gel and run your razor across your skin in both directions (with the grain and against the grain) to make sure you will have the smoothest skin possible.
Step 6: Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry. Cold water will calm your skin and close your pores which will help prevent breakouts. If you have cut yourself during your shave, cold water will also help stop any minor bleeding and close up the cut.
Step 7: Apply after shave and clean your shaving supplies after every use.