One of the questions most asked of me is ‘How do I stop the pain of shaving’? Razor burn, also known as shaving rash, is one of the most common male grooming issues with men and I’ve spent the past 25 years working to solve the problem which I’ve called ‘The perfect shave’. So, if you want to stop suffering from razor burn, here’s what to do.
Make a note of the directions your beard hair grows. In some areas it may grow down, up or even in a circle in some areas. You’ll need to know your beard growth for the perfect shave.
If you have been suffering from shaving irritation or redness, allow yourself 3 or 4 days of non-shaving. This will normally heal up the condition. Then, use this guide to achieve The Perfect Shave.
Splash your face with warm water for at least 20 secs. The shower is perfect for this. Alternatively, use a facecloth soaked with hot water. Now, squeeze some Exfoliating Face Scrub onto your hands. Use about 5ml (teaspoon full).
Rub it briefly between your hands and then apply to your face in a circular motion. Use the scrub for about a minute to remove the dead cells and help prepare your face for the PERFECT SHAVE. Use the scrub no more often than twice per week.
Rinse off the Scrub.
Rinse your hands, not your face.
Take a triple blade razor and shave in the same direction as your beard growth. While you’re doing this, stretch your skin behind the razor with your free hand so that you’re creating a smooth, taut surface for the razor to glide across. Try and shave each area only once, putting a medium pressure on the razor.
Rinse your razor if it clogs up with hair or cream.
Once you’ve finished your shave, feel the beard area to ensure you haven’t left any bits out. If you have, gently go over them again, ensuring the skin is taut while you shave.
Once you’re satisfied with your shave, rinse out your razor.
Splash your face with cold water and remove any excess cream. The cold water is vital to the shave as it will seal closed the pores on your face. This can help in the prevention of blackheads and razor burn.
Pat your face dry with a dry towel.
Apply about 2ml of Skin Soothing Moisture Balm to your hands. Rub it briefly between your hands and then apply onto the shaved areas immediately. You can also apply it to other areas of your face such as your nose, forehead and neck. Let it dry.
Now enjoy the smooth feel of THE PERFECT SHAVE.
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