There are plenty of men out there who try to avoid shaving as much as possible because of the irritation that it causes however, if you bear in mind these few tips, the next time you come to shave you shouldn’t have any problems at all.
The main thing that will prevent any kind of irritation is to wash your face with warm water first as this will soften the hairs. So many people skip this step and jump straight in with shaving foam or cream which means your pores won’t have been given chance to open and your facial hair will be pretty rigid making shaving extremely uncomfortable.
Secondly, if you have a relatively long beard you should trim it down to a manageable size before using a razor otherwise you’ll find the razor becomes blunt extremely quickly. It’ll also struggle to manage long hair which is likely to lead to it pulling them out rather than shaving them.
When you’ve prepped your skin and you’re ready to shave it’s essential to shave in the same direction as the hair grows. This again avoids the hair from being pulled out as opposed to cleanly shaven which in turn avoids a shaving rash from becoming a problem.
Finally, after shaving it’s essential to replenish the moisture in your skin with a moisturiser or aftershave like Dermalogica’s Post Shave Balm.