Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Razor Blade Tips

Dry the blade of your razor when you're finished shaving. It will stay sharper much longer, give you better shaves, and reduce nicks and cuts.

Tips for Shaving Oil

If you can't shave after a shower or your skin is really sensitive, use shaving oil, let it sit for a few minutes, then apply your regular shaving product & shave as you would do normally. Shaving oil reduces friction, and softens hair almost as much as a shower does.

Shaving Oil

It takes as long as three minutes for shaving cream to really soften your beard. Shaving oil can be used immediately for a tough beard and moisturizes and conditions skin.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Head Shaving

When shaving your head use the following steps:
  • Shower before shaving. Hydrate your skin in the shower for several minutes to ensure your skn is as pliable as possible,
  • Apply plenty of shaving oil or gel. As you apply, use a hand mirror to get the best view of the back of your head in the bathroom mirror.
  • Use and advanced razor. This helps reduce pressure and provides less irritation.
  • Use light, gentle strokes, and shave against the grain. That's the best way to get the smoothest, closet shave. Start from front to back and then shave the sides.
  • Finally, apply a non-comedogegenic facial mosturizer. This will prevent your scalp from dryness and flaking.

Cold Weather Shaving Care

When shaving in the cold winter months remember to do the following:

  • Use a moisturizer before shaving
  • Apply shaving oil
  • Prevent dry, flaky skin after shaving by applying aftershave or aftershave or aftershave balm

Tips for Those Hard to Shave Areas

In places where hair grows in different directions and in
hard-to-reach areas, such as underarms and the bikini area, try
pulling the skin slightly, making it more taut and easier to shave.

Possible Skin Irritants

Many grocery and drug store shave creams contain skin irritants such
as Sodium Laurel Sulfate, which are formulated to "foam up" the
product. However, these irritants may be the cause of your skin

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Alternatives to Aftershave

Most traditional aftershaves have a large volume of alcohol in them.
This isn't good for many reasons, two of them being: 1) They sting a
cleanly shaven face like crazy 2) They're big-time drying to the skin.
A better way to go is a soothing post-shave balm or a gel. These
products calm down and re-moisturize the skin.

Question: How to stop razor burn?

How to stop razor burn?
You might need to tenderize your face a bit more prior to shaving -
possibly even shave in the shower. You also may be pressing too hard
or using a dull blade. Make sure to moisturize after.

Question: What causes razor bumps and how to get rid of them?

What causes razor bumps and how to get rid of them?
When hair curls around and re-enters the skin (an ingrown hair) this
creates a razor bump. To rid yourself of ingrown hairs and the
resulting razor bumps first use shaving oil to shave. Using shaving
will give ou the closet shave, eliminating ingrown hairs. Also,
use an exfoliator to remove dead skin cells or a face scrub to free
ingrowns. Warming the face thoroughly will make you kinder to existing
bumps. If all else fails, try a targeted ingrown hair solution.

Question: Is shaving lather really important?

Is shaving lather really important?
Too much lather is a waste of money! Why keep piling on foam that will
never touch your face? For the best and closest shave, use shaving
It not only moiturizes your skin, but conditions as well.

Monday, June 1, 2009


To keep your goatee properly aligned, always use a shaving oil. Unlike foam, this product will allow
you to see exactly what you are and are not shaving.

Men's Shaving Tips For Shaving Chest Hair

  • Trim Chest Hair
  • Wash Skin With Warm Water
  • Apply Shaving Oil
  • Don't Stroke An Area More Than Twice To Reduce Skin Irritation
  • When Finished, Clean Skin With Soap and Water
  • Exfoliate Chest to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Benefits Of Shaving Oil vs. Cream

Shaving oil is applied on right before your cream or gel to help soften, moisturize and protect the skin from the razor. Working as a barrier on your skin, the razor will glide easier instead of dragging. Main shaving problems like razor burn, general irritation and ingrown hairs can be avoided or curbed from using this oil.