Shaving is something that none of us look forward to but for those of us who can’t pull off the trendy stubble look or who are unable to rock the long bearded look, it is a part of everyday life. Getting a smooth shave is important and there are many benefits. there are a few things that you can do to ensure your razor cuts as close to the skin as possible, without irritating or cutting it. One of the best things that you can do is invest in a high quality razor and make sure this comes with a good brush as well.
It is easy to find kits that feature razors and brushes, and don’t forget to change your blade on a regular basis to stop it from getting too blunt. When you buy your quality shaving kit, you might also want to buy yourself a nice washbag so if you need to travel anywhere you can take your kit around with you, without worrying about it getting damaged.
Here are some features to look out for in a kit:
A shaving brush should be made out of badger hair, in order to ensure your brush is soft enough to be able to create a lather with the shaving cream but hard enough to lift your hairs up before you shave. However, you should source it from a company that only makes their brushes with hair from badgers that has been gathered ethically and this is something that will often be advertised in the online product description.
Here’s a summary about what to look for in a good shaving brush:
- Bristles made from ethically sourced badger hair
- A nice handle that fits perfectly into your hand providing complete control
- Bristles that feel nice on the skin
You will need to make sure you choose a high quality razor to get a smooth shave. The razor should feature a Gillette Mach 3 blade and the handle should fit perfectly into your hand to help you to feel in complete control while you shave.
You will need to do the following:
- Change the razor heads frequently
- Use a cream or gel that works nicely with the razor and brush
- Rinse the razor after each shaving stroke
- Wash the razor thoroughly after shaving
A nice kit makes for a great gift at Christmas or for a birthday and it can also make for an attractive addition to a bathroom, rather than having a mismatched collection of brushes and razors lying around the sink.
Make sure you always use warm water when you shave to soften your hairs and to open your pores up. You can also warm your shaving cream or gel up before you apply it and when you are finished, wash your face with cold water and never rub it dry – just pat it. You should apply a soothing aftershave balm and always look at the ingredients to ensure that it is alcohol-free.
Perfect the art of shaving and your essential grooming routine can be easier.