We've all done it (more than once) - that little pesky nick while shaving. and we all have our own remedies for the little red spot. Here are some tips and trick for a great shave that won't leave you with spots!
TIP #1: PREP
Wet Your face with warm water! One of the most important in achieving the perfect shave is to make sure you get plenty of warm water on your face, this will soften beard hair and open pores. IF possible, always shave after you step out of the shower or apply a moistened hot (warm) towel to your face for a few minutes before shaving.
TIP #2: PRE-SHAVE
Lightly rub pre-shave formula (#colonelconk #crownshavingco) onto your face and neck prior to applying shaving cream. This step will help protect your skin by allowing the razor to glide over your skin, reducing the chance of nicks, cuts and razor burn.
TIP #3: LATHER UP
With a quality shaving brush or your fingers, gently massage shaving cream (#colonelconk #crownshaveco) onto your face and neck. This step will the beard hair to stand up away from the skin resulting in a closer more comfortable shave.
TIP #4: THE BATTLE OF THE BLADE
Always us a sharp blade, there is nothing worse than dragging a cold piece of dull steel across your face! Shave in the direction of your beard growth (with the grain) Shaving against the grain can lead to irritation and ingrown hairs. If you dare to get as smooth as possible, go for a second pass against the grain this time using light pressure and short strokes. Always rinse the blade under hot water before you start shaving, and every couple of strokes during your shave. Rinse face with cold water and pat dry, NOT RUB DRY, pat dry.
TIP #5: PROTECT
Apply a light non greasy non oily Soothing After Shave Lotion. This lotion will nourish while protecting your newly shaven skin.
Following these 5 simple steps should help you to achieve the perfect shave. Never ever rush your shave. It's the only face you got so take your time and enjoy this manly ritual!