Bloodshed, war zone, toilet paper on your face—is that how your daily shaving routine looks like? Guess you’ve been doing it wrong all your life. So next time before you pick up that razor, make sure you’ve read these genius shaving hacks that is going to give you the best shave of your life, ever!
o Hair conditioner makes for a great shaving cream, especially for sensitive skin and areas. Not only does it protect your skin but also softens the hair. Give it a try.
o Use a styptic pencil (designed for shaving nicks) or a block of alum for nicks and cuts, as it works the best. Or use a pinch of lip balm on the cut.
o Leave the cream on your face for five minutes. This is a good hack to avoid any razor burn. The shaving cream will not only ready the hair and pores but will also prevent red spots from coming back. FYI, this trick works with cream, not foam.
o Wetness is your razor’s worst enemy and it directly affects its sharpness. So when you rinse your razor, make sure you dry it completely before the next use. You also get anti-corrosive agents in the market which can add weeks to your blade’s life.
o If you are out of shaving cream and conditioner, you can substitute it with baby oil. After showering with lukewarm water, apply the oil.
o Exfoliate, once a week – always before you shave. Dab some on your fingers and gently work it on your face for 2 minutes. It helps clear up the pores.
o Use short, precise strokes because it helps you limit irritation and gives a better control of the gliding movement. It also helps in checking the downward pressure on your razor while shaving.
o Post-shave, never use warm water to wash your face. Use cold water to close your pores and immediately tighten your facial skin.
o Use witch hazel as a toner for post-shave. It comforts your skin and prevents skin chapping.
o Never skip the moisturizing step. Aftershaves are okay but it’s a lotion that works best as it gives you a smooth finish. Dab it on your fingers and work it gently with your fingertips.
Shave in the direction of your beard growth. Start with the sides and then cover the inner chin area and moustaches. Lastly shave the chin area by keeping your head in an upward posture.