After a shower
Prefer to shave after a bath. By then the skin and beard is smooth, ready for shave. Prefer a warm water bath. Hot showers are refreshing. But, spending a lot of time under hot showers makes the skin dry, rough and itchy. Try to limit the duration if you can’t do without a hot bath. Keep it for 5 minutes.
Clean it up
Avoid razor burns
Use a gel to avoid razor burns. Razor burns are cuts on the skin which are caused while shaving. Some are prone to repeated razor burns. To prevent razor burns, use a gel instead of foam.
Use a good brush to lather. It pushes the lather to the roots of hair. Keep the lather for two to three minutes before you start shaving. Meanwhile, you can brush your teeth or comb.
Choose a good razor
Single blade razors are good enough though you can opt for double bladed ones. What matters is how sharp the blade is. If you shave every day, change the blade once in one or two weeks.
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Pat dry & use aftershave lotion
Pat dry after a shave. Some have a tendency to wipe thoroughly after shave. This may irritate the skin by making it dry. Do not use a rough towel. Alcohol-based aftershaves tend to irritate the skin. Prefer to use a moisturizer. It soothes the skin.
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