Do not jump out of bed and begin shaving straight away. Give your face a chance to get over the puffiness that can be caused by a night with your face buried in a pillow. Give yourself at least ten minutes before shaving, once you get out of bed in the morning.
Wash your face, or cleanse using an exfoliant to remove any dead skin and ensure that you have dampened your face with warm water, before starting to shave. A face cloth is ideal for this. Dampening the face has the effect of swelling the shafts of your facial hair, making it easier for the razor to give you a close shave.
Always use a shaving brush
Wet the shaving brush with warm water and either place a small touch of shaving cream to centre of the shaving brush, or work the brush into your shaving soap.
Using your shaving brush, lather the face in a circular motion. This ensures that you lubricate the skin and get under the beard stubble. To ensure sufficient lather, wet the brush head with more warm water, which when re-applied to the face, will create more lather.
Ensure that you use a sharp blade. We recommend Mach 3 blades, both for safety and to ensure a close shave.
Shave with the grain of the hair on your face. Shaving your beard stubble against the grain can cause redness, razor burn and rashes.
Rinse the head of your razor in warm water after every stroke. All razor strokes should be slow and deliberate.
After you have finished your shave, rinse your face in warm water and apply an after shave balm or moisturiser, to sooth and protect the face.
Once you have finished shaving:
Rinse your shaving brush thoroughly in warm water, squeeze the head of the brush gently and then flick it a few times to get rid of excess water. Place your shaving brush on a brush stand, so the water can drip away from the base of the brush hair.
Never - I repeat - never stand your brush on it's end, or keep it inside a cupboard or a bag, as the hair on the brush will smell, create mildew and rot.
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