Shaving is a common habit, essential but delicate. The razor, no matter of which kind of razor, must be used properly in order not to damage the skin. This requires a certain flexibility of your wrist, especially when using security razor - this particular type of razor is very efficient but so sharp that we suggest that new users be very wise and careful. Shaving regurlarly also requires some knowledge and praticalities. If you apply these advices, your skin might be sufficiently prepared to be shaved by a sharp razor blade. the latter will then produce easily a smooth and soft shaving experience. 


Before we even talk about the shaving tools, it is essential to prepare the one who will receive the shaving : the skin ! Indeed, it is the skin that will be subjected to all the hypothetical clumsiness and other incidents that might occur during the experience of shaving. Many factors come into play in order to take care of the skin : the moment during which the shaving will occur, the tools you use,the products, the way you shave, etc. These topics will be discussed today, so that you will be fully prepared to shave without cutting yourself. 


The best time to shave remains in the morning. Quite evidently, it is the unique opportunity to soften the skin and to clear it from any impurities. The hot water produces the pores' opening and make the hair more flexible. This will make it easier for the blade to shave the hair. Well, now that your skin is clean, it is then interesting to apply a shaving oil, a cream or any other  pre-shaving product. This step will help to eradicate the excess of sebum or blackheads. Rinse that with tepid water to keep the pores open and move on to the next step. 


Now we're talking about the most important moment : the shaving itself. Many think that it is not necessary to use soap, cream, oil or foam. However, it is actually a very good idea to take your time and use one of these products. Moreover, using a brush will help to apply these products uniformly on your skin. Professionals say that the brush helps the skin to relax and helps to cut the hair more precisely. If you decide to take the step and use one of these products, let it produce its effect for a while, 2 or 3 minutes should do it. 


What about the one without whom it would not be possible to experience the shaving ? Yes, the razor ! In this article, we will not bother to talk about the type of razor, the blades or anything else. What is really important is to remind yourself to clean your razor and to change your blades, and of course, to shave following the sense of hair's growth. If you think that shaving in the opposite sense helps, I could agree but it will also produce ingrowing hair, red blotches or even spots. 


Do not forget to rinse your razor regularly while shaving. And now that every zone is cleaned and smooth, soft, you must rinse your face and make the remainders of foam or cream on your cheeks. Cold water would be preferable for this stage. Indeed, hot water helped to open the pores, now it is time to close them up. Use a towel to dry your skin but be gently while drying your skin with it. Your skin is now soft and smooth, right ? It does not mean it is healed and perfect, though. You want an advice ? Use a balm or a cream to soften one last time your cheeks, this is a perfect way to put an end to your shaving. Now your skin is hydrated, protected, and soft. We will not advise you to use perfumed aftershave, these will not help to hydrate your skin, even though - we admit it - the scent is rather agreable. 


Well, we could say it in thousand words, use a magic formula, or wait for a miracle but there's none of that. On the other hand, as we have seen it, some habits will help you to avoid spots, cuts and other unpleasant small injuries that might be caused by the blades !