From the shaving brush and the bowl you use, to the after shave cream you apply, your shaving routine is an important part of your day. If you’re looking to take your shaving routine to the next level, and get the perfect shave every time, follow these tips.
Before you reach for the razor and begin shaving, it’s important that your skin has been properly prepped for the blade. To prime your facial hair and skin, use a gentle cleanser to wash your face and any area where you will be shaving. Rinse the cleanser with warm water to help open up the pores and remove any dirt. A little tip – if you have time for a shower, jump in and do the facial cleansing there. The added steam will work wonders for opening pores and softening the stubble.
Applying a pre-shave oil after cleansing can help soften the facial hair even more, allowing for a smooth glide of the razor, preventing unwanted razor burn or irritated skin.
Lather Up and Shave
When it comes to your beard, dry shaving is never the answer. Whether you use a shaving cream or a shaving soap such as our Aloe Vera Shaving Soap, you’ll want to make sure to create a thick lather, to act as a protective layer. This will reduce the friction between your facial hair and the razor. When choosing your shaving cream or soap, you want to look for products that contain ingredients such as calendula, primrose extract, or green tea. These will help fight razor burn and skin irritation, as well as aid in any minor cuts you may experience. Once you’ve leathered up, grab your razor and say good-bye to all that stubble or unwanted facial hair.
After Shave is Essential
Once you’ve finished shaving, your skin may feel dried out or rough to the touch. It’s important to take advantage of a quality after shave cream to help calm your skin. After splashing a little cold water on your face to help close up your pores, applying an after shave is a step you don’t want to forget. Choosing a no alcohol formulation such as the LUMIN Cooling After Shave will help to reduce redness and keep your skin feeling smooth. In case you’re in need of a little extra care for those problem areas, our Post Shave Repair Balm is the perfect go-to.
Until Next Time
Rather than leave your razor wet once you’ve completed shaving, be sure to pat it dry after each shave to prevent the blades from rusting, which could lead to an infection after future shaves. Don’t dread shaving, get the perfect shave every time with this effective routine and high quality products.