With Movember and Decembeard behind us, now is the time style up your facial hair. Whether you’re just trimming and shaping things up or you are going for a smooth, clean face, using the right tools is essential.
If you are looking for a vintage vibe, look no further than the company that adds some class to your shaving routine, The Art of Shaving. Their products not only teach you about the importance of a good routine with their Skin Care Kits, but they also bring back the classic barbershop shave by offering products like the pure Badger brush. A shaving brush is one of the best tools in your weaponry because it raises the hair and allows you to shave closer without injury. It also lathers your shaving cream, which lets it adhere to the skin better. If you don’t want to commit to the full-size products, opt for a travel set; it will give you a small introduction to a little bit of everything before you decide to become an avid subscriber to the Art of Shaving products. And if you prefer a hands-off introduction to all of their offerings, check out one of their 144 locations and stop by for a trim or shave from a professional at their Barber Spa.
If you are the type who needs more power and punch, the technology from an electric razor cannot be beat. For those who want to invest, the Braun 7790CC not only comes with pulsing to help ease your shave, it also cleans itself with the simple push of a button. If you are looking for something with flexibility, the Philips Norelco Click & Style provides 3 different heads to choose from, including a rotary head that allows for smooth shaving over the contours of your face. For an electric razor that won’t break the bank, try the well-recommended Panasonic ES-RT 51-S Nanotech Cordless Wet/Dry Shaver. The name speaks for itself: it’s portable, allows the option for a wet or dry shave, and has nanotech (aka super sharp) blades.
Regardless of your weapon of choice, it is important to remember a few small tips when shaving:
Tip 1: Add Moisture – Hydrate the hair with plenty of water before you shave to make it easier to cut. Also, shaving can remove a few layers of skin so don’t forget to go in with an after shave lotion or a facial moisturizer to bring back the hydration to your face.
Tip 2: One Direction – Shaving in the same direction as hair growth will prevent ingrown strands and reduce the chance of blood loss (ouch!).
Tip 3: Best of the Best – Invest in good products to get the best results. They don’t have to be expensive, just good at what they are supposed to do. Good shaving cream makes the task easier and new blades on your razor means less times you have to go over the same area.
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