Don’t forget the details for those up-close moments.
posted June 25, 2020
You shave pretty much every day, and with that much practice you might think you’ve got your routine perfected by now.
But you might be consistently missing some spots, leaving behind prickly hairs and resulting in a less-than-perfect look.
See, most guys have the basics down: Warm water to open the pores, shave with the grain, moisturize after, etc. But unless you’ve got one of those weird magnifying mirrors or 2,000-watt light bulbs in your bathroom, chances are you’re missing some important areas of your face during your daily shave.
Take a look at the three most common spots guys miss when shaving, and make sure you focus on the details for your next shave.
Under the Nose
Protruding nose hair is a problem on its own, but the mustache hair that’s right under your nose also tends to be forgotten.
Don’t be ashamed, it can be tricky to see with your nose casting a shadow over the area. Plus, it can be tough to get your shaver into that nook to get a close cut.
Try to use a shaver that includes a pop-up trimmer, or use the detail attachment on a trimmer tool.
These precise trimming blades can reach any spot, and they’ll quickly clean away those stray whiskers to leave your upper lip completely smooth. Just extend your philtrum as far as you can, and let the trimmer do its thing.
Around the Mouth
The very edge of your mouth can be home to short, prickly hairs. For some guys, (even those who have dark facial hair), these hairs are blond or white and therefore difficult to see and to shave.
The best way to take care of them is to slightly open your mouth and skew it all the way to either side. This will stretch the skin enough so a rotary or foil shaver can get close to the skin and trim away the stubborn, pointy hairs. (Whoever you’re kissing will be thankful.)
Under the Chin
This is a broad area and it differs from guy to guy based on the shape of his face and jawline. But generally, you’re bound to miss some hairs right underneath your chin and the area beyond your jawline.
Once again, it can be difficult to properly see these spots on first look because your head casts a shadow over them. You’ll need to angle your head to be able to identify, locate, and neutralize them.
Best Tools For The Job
All three problem areas are easy to take care of when you have a reliable electric shaver with the right features.
The Virtually Indestructible™ shavers fit the bill. The Rotary Shaver has PrecisionPlus™ Heads that shave long hairs and short stubble with ease. And the Foil Shaver features Intercept Technology, which pre-trims longer hairs for a close shave.
Both shavers include a convenient Pop-Up Trimmer that makes it simple to tackle the details on sideburns and around facial hair styles.