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Facing Up To A Better Blade

Before you begin to shave, check the way your beard grows. The general rule is to shave in the direction of your hair growth. Take a warm water shower or use a warm, damp towel to open your pores and soften your beard. Never use hot water as it dehydrates your skin. Apply shaving creams or gel in a thin, even layer. Don't use too much or else the razor will clog.

While shaving, use your free hand to keep your skin taut and as flat as possible. This will give you a very close shave, without cuts or nicks. Use short strokes, startling with sideburns cheeks and neck. Finish with the upper lip and chin. Frequently rinse your razor under hot water. When you're done, rinse your face with cool water and gently pat your face dry. Do not rub on your face. Never use alcohol-based aftershave. It'll sting and dry your skin.

A Clean Shave

Make sure you're in the shower for about 10 minutes before shaving. This gives your hair enough time to soften, which makes it easier for the blade to cut.

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