Fear No More: Here Are 5 Tips for a Smooth Shaving Experience

You’d be surprised to know that a lot of men fear shaving. Yes, they’re all grown-up, but the sight of a razor makes them uncomfortable. No wonder then they visit salons to get their beard styled and keep it well-groomed. And then there are some, who use trimmers.

We don’t blame them though. It could be because they’ve used a not-so-premium razor at some point, that left them with cuts and they swore never to shave by themselves again. Or maybe they were just scared to shave, so they never really attempted.

Well, there’s nothing to be scared of. It’s just that you have done it the wrong way and that’s what prevents you from going for it. But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are 5 simple yet expert tips that will help you ace a shave in less than 10 minutes. No cuts, no pain, just a good shave. Read on.

Wash and hydrate: To soften the facial hair, use a face wash or a facial scrub. Hydrate your skin with lukewarm water at least three minutes before shaving. Doing this, will prepare your skin and facial hair for the shave.

Hydrate your skin with lukewarm water at least three minutes before shaving (Photo: Gillette)

Apply sufficient shave gel: The right shave gel defends your skin against nicks and cuts. It helps soften your hair so your razor can comfortably glide for a close shave and still not hurt you. In case you are wondering what gel to use, you can try Gillette’s Fusion ProGlide Sensitive Shave Gel + Skin Care 2-in-1.

The right shave gel defends your skin against nicks and cuts (Photo: Gillette)

Use an advanced razor: A poor quality razor will give you cuts and irritate your skin. So it makes sense to use a multiblade shaving system with blades spaced closer together, such as the Gillette Mach 3. This reduces pressure on each blade and makes shaving a comfortable experience.

Choose a multiblade shaving system with blades spaced closer (Photo: Gillette)

Save the best for the last: Always shave the area around your upper lip and mouth last. This will give the shave gel more time to soak in, further softening your facial hair and making it easier to cut.

Always shave the area around your upper lip and mouth last (Photo: Gillette)

Check your blades: Make sure you check your blades before each shave. An old or overused blade is sure to hurt and leave you with cuts. In fact, certain razors come equipped with an indicator strip that will change colour when you are no longer getting an optimal shave. End your shaving routine with an after-shave lotion.

Make sure you check your blades before each shave (Photo: Gillette)

If you follow these steps, there’s nothing that can stop you from having a painless and smooth shave. So put yours fears aside and grab that Gillette Mach 3 right now!