5 Shaving Mistakes You’re Making
Many men don’t realize that they may have been shaving wrong their entire lives. It turns out that the reason you are suffering from red bumps or pesky nicks may very well be because you’re going about it the wrong way!
The truth is, shaving requires a considerable amount of TLC since there are so many things that can go wrong. Here are some of the most common shaving mistakes that you may be making.
Using a Cheap Razor
Put down the cheap razor, I repeat, put down the cheap razor. You can’t expect to paint a masterpiece with a dollar store paintbrush, so how do you expect a perfect clean shave with a dollar store razor?
You should be shaving with a high-quality razor that won’t cut your face. Make sure it’s got at least a triple blade and a good grip. Anything less and you’re risking a lousy shave job.
Forgetting To Open Your Pores
Believe it or not, our faces weren’t made to be shaven. However, since that caveman look isn’t always everyone’s cup of tea, a lot of people reach for the razor.
It’s important that you prep your skin for coming into contact with a sharp razor. The best way to do this is by opening up the pores with a hot towel. This will encourage the razor to glide across your skin.
It’s as easy as taking a clean hand towel soaked in steaming hot water and placing it over your face until it cools off. The result is drastically opening up your pores and softening the texture of your face.
Skimping On The Shaving Cream
Don’t even think about skimping on that shaving cream! Get a good amount into the palms of your hands and lather it up. Cover it all over the parts of your face that you plan on shaving until there’s no skin showing in that area.
Shaving cream serves as a barrier and lubricant that will protect your skin from the dangers of your razor.
Not Using an Electric Razor Before a Manual Razor
If you go long periods between shaving and have more than an inch of beard to shave, don’t start with the manual razor. Take an electric razor and buzz your beard down until it’s a centimeter or less.
Once it’s short enough, then reach for the manual razor. It will be less painful, less time consuming, and a much better result!
Not Washing Your Face
Shaving without washing your face first is inviting bacteria and grime into your pores. Always give your face a good scrub before you start your shave. Ideally, you should wash your face in the shower, then shave when you’re out!