Properly preparing your skin is the first step toward a smooth and comfortable shave. Put these tips into play to help you avoid ingrown hairs and skin irritation and ultimately get you better results.
Wake Up Your Skin
Like you, your skin needs time to wake up each morning. Wait 15 minutes after you wake up before you begin your shave to let the natural swelling of your face caused by sleeping subside.
Make sure to wash your face and neck thoroughly before you shave. Oils and dirt from your skin can clog your shaver and prevent a smooth glide.
Make sure your skin is clean and dry before you shave. Dry, stiff hair is much easier to cut with an electric razor.
Exfoliating your skin removes oil, dirt and dead layers of skin which allows the shaver or groomer to cut closer to the base of your hair. It improves the surface of your skin helping prevent ingrown hairs.
It takes time for your skin and hair to adjust to any new product. Allow a few weeks for your hair and skin to get used to a new shaver or trimmer.