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Principles of wet shaving.
Shaving is an art which needs to be taught as it is not instinctive. By learning and refining your technique and using good quality products you can make shaving a pleasurable and gratifying experience. Always remember, a shave affects the way you feel about yourself.
1. Hot Water
The first elements to a perfect shave are water and warmth. Hair absorbs hot water and it becomes softer and easier to cutmaking shaving so much easier so always make sure you shave after washing your face or after a bath or shower. This can also be achieved by wrapping a flannel soaked in hot water around the face for thirty seconds or so.
2. Preparing the Face
To aid your shave, particularly if you have sensitive skin, apply a glycerine-based Skin Food to protect the skin and helps the razor to glide smoothly across the face.
3. The Lather
Before applying wet the face again and use good quality shaving cream or soap rubbing into the beard with a good quality badger shaving brush. Use a circular motion and build up a rich creamy lather on the face. The brush may be dipped lightly into hot water if more moisture is required in the lather.
4. The Shave
Always use a good quality razor that has been warmed under hot running water. Shave the face with strokes in the direction of the beard growth, rinsing the blade in hot water frequently. Do not shave ‘against the grain’ of the beard. In difficult, awkward areas such as the chin and under the nose the razor can be stroked sideways across the growth – but never against as this pulls the skin in the wrong direction causing small cuts and grazing to the skin and razor burn and shaving rash. Rinse the face thoroughly with cool water and pat dry with a soft towel.
5. After care for the Skin
A good wet shave exfoliates and cleanses the skin, leaving smooth new skin and a healthy clean appearance. Freshly exfoliated skin needs to be protected from the elements, so it is important to use an after-shaving Moisturiser or Skin Food. Avoid alcohol-based products after shaving as this may inflame the skin and cause dryness.
After shaving, rinse your brush and razor thoroughly to remove soap and remove as much of the water as possible. Brushes are best hung on a brush stand so that water can move away from the base of the hairs.