You do it most days on autopilot â€“ but for the best results, there are certain steps you should be sure to take. Say sayonara to unsightly nicks and five oâ€™clock shadow with these tips to get a smooth, sexy finish.
- Soften In The Shower. Hair swells when itâ€™s wet, making it softer and easier to shave. A warm shower before you shave is the ideal way to prep. If youâ€™re unable to jump in the shower, splash water on your face, and then apply a warm, wet washcloth to your face, and hold in place for about a minute. Use a high-quality shaving gel that protects your skin. The biggest no-no is to shave on dry skin â€“ itâ€™s a guarantee for razor burn and rash.
- Soothe Right Afterwards. After youâ€™ve shaven, skin is at its most sensitive. Rinse your face with cool water (itâ€™s better for skin) and pat gently dry with a clean towel. Replenish skin with a LIFT Anti-Gravity Moisturizer that contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which the body naturally produces for self-lubricating purposes. Also look for nutrient-rich extracts like olive oil to calm and nurture skin.
- Take A Break Sometimes. If you take care with the steps above, shaving daily should be fine, and even beneficial for the complexion, as itâ€™s a form of daily exfoliation that keeps skin soft and smooth. But if you begin to feel irritated, or if shaving isnâ€™t necessary on a given day, skipping the razor once in awhile is good for men’s skin care. Itâ€™s sort of like working out: Doing it regularly is great for healthy muscles, but going without a break wonâ€™t give your body time to recover and restore.