How to Achieve Perfect Shave Rewards

When you take a razor to your face, do you expect more than just a lack of whiskers when you’re done? If not, you should. Shaving isn’t just about removing hair. It’s about making you comfortable and relaxed while improving your appearance and your skin. But most men treat the shaving experience as if it’s something they need to get out of the way as quickly as possible. The result of this way of thinking is an uncomfortable post-shave face including nicks and cuts as well as itchy, raw skin. You can do better than this.

Don’t settle for the mundane when you can achieve something that is better.

Your goal when you pick up a razor should be to achieve perfect shave rewards. Those rewards include a hairless face, softer and moisturized skin, clean pores, and a better appearance. Here’s how to achieve these rewards.

Don’t Skimp on the Tools and Products

The problem with the average male is that he uses the cheapest shaving products available from the local drug store. Most of these products are disposable like disposable razors and shaving cream or shave gel. So while you think you’re saving money by buying cheaper products, you’re actually spending more money in the long run on items you have to throw away or that will run out eventually any way.

A better way is to invest in products you can use for years and years. Instead of using electric or disposable razors, you should invest in a quality straight-razor that you can use for decades. All you need to do is keep it sharpened. You should also invest in a good shaving brush and quality products.

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Get the Right Products

If you’re going to spend a little extra money on getting quality products, make sure you get the right products. Instead of buying a can of shave gel or shaving cream, you should consider purchasing a quality English shaving cream, the kind used by professional barbers. You can find these online as well as at your local barbershop.

Many creams have pleasant subtle scents such as sandalwood or lavender. People with sensitive skin should look for an unscented option. Pre-shave oil is also a beneficial product to own, especially if you have a tough beard that doesn’t shave easily.

After-shave liquid or balm is another great product to own. Look for an after-shave product with natural, botanical ingredients that doesn’t contain any alcohol. After-shave helps moisturize your skin and close your pores. However, if you have sensitive skin you might want to skip the after-shave.

Do it Right

If you’re going to have professional products, learn how to give yourself a professional shave. Start by preparing your face with a hot towel, hot shower, or pre-shave oil. A hot towel or shower will help open the pores and soften your tough whiskers. Pre-shave oil serves the same purpose as well.

Once your face is ready, use your shaving brush to create lather and apply the shaving cream. Use your straight-razor while stretching your skin as much as possible. This will give you a close shave. Try not to shave against the grain to avoid razor burn and cuts. Once you’re done, rinse with cold water. This helps close the pores.

Following these steps will help you achieve the perfect shave rewards.

Why settle for less when you can get so much more out of your shave?  

“What else could I get out of my shave other than a whisker-less face?” you might ask.  A great, close shave without the bothersome nicks and cuts that come along with using cheap razors and creams.  When you feel great about your shave, it will make you feel better, look better and as an outcome, boost your confidence.

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About Donna M.

Donna May is an at home skin care specialist who researches and writes about skin care products, does product reviews, and likes to discover new techniques for dealing with the many different kinds of skin issues that people develop over the course of their lives.