So, you think you know how to shave? In this article we explore tips and interesting facts about shaving. Did you know that men have more hair on their face than women have on their legs and under arms combined? Read on to find out more!
Before your shave: The best way to prepare for your shave is to take a shower. The warm water and steam helps soften your beard, allowing for a smoother shave. You should also wash your face using a gentle cleanser (ours is coming soon!) and face scrub. If you can't spare shower time, wash your face using warm water, and consider draping a warm towel over your face. Even if you can't shower, you should expose your beard to warm water for at least 3 minutes before shaving. You will be cutting between 7,000 and 15,000 hairs – make sure they are ready!
Start the shaving process with more warm water, and then add shaving cream. Men's facial hair is 50% to 60% larger in diameter than women's leg hair. This means that after softening the beard with warm water, you will want to let your shaving cream soak in for at least 60 seconds. This softens the beard and prepares it for shaving. While applying the shaving cream, massage it into the beard in order to get the hair to stand up straight.
Go with the flow! While shaving, shave in the direction the hair is growing, not against it, while using short, gentle strokes. Make sure to save the toughest spots for last, to allow for the shaving cream to soften the hair even more in these difficult areas. After finishing, wash your face with cool water and moisturize with our Mens Anti Aging Cream to rehydrate and repair the skin.
Contrary to popular belief, shaving does not change the color, thickness, or growth of your beard, although it can reshape the tips of the hairs, making it feel rougher. Try these tips next time you shave and let us know how it goes. Do you have any tips for shaving? Share them in the comments!
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