To prepare for a shave, wet your skin and hair to help soften them. Cleanse your skin and use a facial scrub to help exfoliate and soften your beard. After a shower is a great time to shave as your skin will be freshly cleansed and damp.
How do you get a closer shave?
Instead of using a dry razor, a wet shave will help you get a closer shave. When your facial hair is wet, it absorbs water into the hair shaft. The more water absorbed into a hair shaft, the softer the hair becomes and the easier it is to get a closer shave. Cleansing and exfoliating before shaving also help prepare your skin for a smooth and effective shave.
What is the best way to shave your face?
Even more important than the razor you use is the preparation and technique you use to shave your face.i Follow Kiehl’s tips for a close, comfortable shave:
Prepare skin: Cleanse and exfoliate with a men’s face wash or scrub to help remove excess dirt and oil, and soften facial hair.
Smooth on shave cream: Apply your shave cream using an upward circular motion and leave it on for 2-3 minutes to help soften hairs.
Go with the grain: Shave with light, gentle strokes in the direction of hair growth. If you still have stubble, carefully go against the grain for a closer shave.
Rinse frequently: Rinse your razor blade frequently while shaving to help prevent buildup.
Soothe your skin: After shaving, rinse with cool water and let your skin dry before applying an after shave or other formula to soothe skin and help prevent irritation.
i“Tips for men: how to shave.” American Academy of Dermatology Association. (2018)
What are the benefits of a brush-on shaving cream?
Using a brush to apply your shave cream helps lift the hairs to prepare skin for a comfortable shave. A brush also helps facial hair become more evenly coated with your shave cream. Look for a classic brush-on shave cream to help prep skin for a close shave.
What is the best type of shave cream for sensitive skin?
Kiehl’s dedication to offer complete and personalized face, hair and body care is limitless, and beard care is no exception. In our men’s grooming kit you will find all the essentials products such as our beard creams, to grow and care for a healthy and full beard. From our naturally derived aromatic beard oil to our rich beard balm, you will be left feeling your best. If however beard care is not for you, don’t neglect the importance of overall face care, by using a shaving kit with the right aftershave and face moisturizer. Discover also our cleansers, pre-shave kits, and our eye and lip care products for men to complete your routine.
How to Get Rid of Razor Burn?
Getting rid of razor burn is simply a question of preparation and after care. In your shaving kit, you should always have both shaving cream and an after shave or soothing lotion to take care of your shaving needs. In order to prevent razor burn, using a shaving cream or shaving lotion will help lubricate the skin causing less irritation. While shaving, press gently and avoid re-strokes. Once completed, always end with a gel or a lotion that will repair and fortify the skin’s upper layer. Using a soothing product like the Post-Shave repair Gel with aloe will help minimize burns and inflammation. The Ultimate Man Razor Bump Relief offers a gentle exfoliation that will buff away dead skin cells to reduce ingrown hairs and irritation. Keep in mind, it is also best to use mild products to avoid further irritation.
What is Shaving Gel?
Similarly to a shave cream, a shave gel is a great way to ensure a smooth, close shave and protection for your skin. There are a couple of differences between creams and gels. Because of its consistency, a shave gel often helps better with lubrication of the skin, creating a barrier layer between the razor and the skin. Gels are often smoother on the skin as well. Perhaps the biggest advantage of a shave gels is that it can help you with how to shape a beard; the formula’s transparency makes it easier to see where the blades are shaving the hair.