Step 1 – Pick Your Moment.
Skin tends to be puffy first thing in the morning thanks to an accumulation of fluid during the night, so give it time to settle before you go to work with the razor and you’ll get better results (not to mention fewer nicks and cuts)! Better still, shave after a shower – steam is great for opening open pores, dislodging dirt and softening stubble.
Step 2 – Prepare Properly.
Ask any professional barber what the key to a great shave is, and they’ll tell you it’s all in the preparation. Stubble is as tough as copper wire of the same thickness, so needs to be adequately softened before shaving. The best way to do that is with plenty of warm water, but in order for the hairs to absorb water they need to be free of any oil secreted by the skin. So cleanse thoroughly first with a face wash like Men-U Healthy Facial Wash, or use Anthony Glycolic Facial Cleanser which also exfoliates skin, helping to remove razor-clogging dead cells. Combine with lots of warm water and then massage in. Pat your face to remove excess water, but ensure that it’s still slightly damp to the touch.