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The Top 3 Shaving Tips You’ve Never Heard Of

Man shaving

The internet is lousy with articles and videos of men’s shaving tips - but most say the same thing over and over:

Warm water. Shave cream. Shave. Rinse.

Pretty basic.

Instead of copying and pasting the same method for you, we’re here with some fresh tips. If you’re one of those unfortunate guys who constantly deals with post-shave bumps, irritation, and ingrown hairs, you need to do something different.

Try these three little known shaving tips for a better experience every time you reach for your razor.


Tip 1: Shave at Night

Can you get by with a little bit of scruff in the morning? If so, trying shaving before you go to bed instead of first thing in the morning. Why?

As you sleep, fluid and blood accumulate in your head due to laying horizontal for (hopefully) 6-8 hours. All that fluid accumulation makes your skin puff out and is part of why your eyes have dark circles and bags in the morning. During the day, those fluids drain back down into the rest of your body. But the process can take several hours. 

The issue for your shave is that your puffy morning skin helps hide your whiskers. So an early shave is not going to be as clean or smooth as it could be. When you shave in the evening, the fluid under your skin is at a minimum and your whiskers will be fully exposed.


Tip 2: Exfoliate After You Shave

You just read about exfoliating before you shave. Now you have to do it again afterwards? What’s the deal?

If you consistently struggle with shave irritation, red bumps, and itch, try using our Renewing Face Scrub after you shave as well. The goal is to gently reduce the chance of ingrown hairs and irritation. Here’s how to do it:

  • Each day after your shave (and for up to three days post-shave) gently exfoliate your shave area. This prevents hairs from curling back into your skin and becoming ingrown. It also removes any bacteria looking to settle into your pores and cause redness or acne.


One important note: easy does it.

Be very gentle when applying face scrub after shaving. You don’t want to sand down your skin. Instead, give it a slight scrub as a finishing touch to your stellar shave.


Tip 3: Shave After the Shower

Whether or not you shave before or after you shower may seem like an inconsequential detail, but the truth is that shaving after your shower will allow for a smoother shave with less irritation.

Why? Because a warm shower helps to open up your pores and soften your whiskers - plus your skin will be clean and perfectly prepared for a great shave. 

So if you want to finally banish shave irritation, try shaving with our Smooth Brushless Shave Butter after you shower. You'd be surprised how much smoother your shave is.


Bonus Tip: Be Patient

These three lesser known shave tips will help reduce irritation and improve your daily shave routine. But always combine them with the ultimate shave tip: patience. 

  • Don’t rush your shave.
  • Give your pores time to open up.
  • Rinse away your face scrub fully before applying shave cream.
  • Run your razor slowly, smoothly, and gently across your face.
  • Rinse it fully after every pass and reapply shave cream as needed.

In the end, a few extra moments of care will make a big difference. And don’t you deserve the best shave possible, every single day?

We sure think so. 

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