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How to Prevent Shave Irritation

Razor burn, dry skin, and ingrown hairs are all results of shave irritation. You don't need to accept it as part of your shave routine! Preventing shave irritation is easier than you may think.     1. Prepare your face with water and pre-shave oil The water doesn't need to be steaming hot - just warm enough to open up your pores. Pre-shave oil stimulates your hair follicles to make the whiskers stand straight up. This makes it easier for your razor blade to cut the hair as close to the skin as possible. It also helps the soap lather better on your skin. 2. Use a shave brush The brush also helps the hair stand up, and gets the...

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How to Do a 10-Minute Straight Razor Shave Without Slicing Your Neck Open

A straight razor shave seems like a luxury only afforded to business men in the 1950s, right? It’s actually not as difficult as it seems. It just takes practice. A 10-Minute Straight Razor Shave: Preparation Warm up my face. The longest part of this is waiting for the water to warm up, right? Apply pre-shave oil. This is to stimulate the hairs on your face, making them easier to catch in the razor. As that oil sits on your skin… Lather soap. Start with ¼ cup to get going, and if your brush seems too dry, or the texture isn’t creamy, just add a few more drops at a time until the consistency is like shaving cream. (You’re familiar with...

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