Edgars takes men’s grooming very seriously and one of the most important aspects of grooming is shaving. When you shave, you can’t afford to end up looking dehydrated or bruised. The solution? Kit yourself out with killer shaving products that will leave your face smooth and hydrated. Here’s the Edgars grooming guide you absolutely need, including tips on how to use the right shaving products for a pain-free shave.
Prep your skin in the shower
Most men shave in the morning, so we suggest jumping in the shower first. The hot water can help to open up your pores to get a closer shave. Then you need to apply this fast-acting Deep Cleanse Facial Wash by Elemis. It has a powerful blend of English oak bark, spearmint and peppermint to rid the skin of impurities and pollution whilst preventing ingrown hairs. The invigorating gel formula will prep skin for a comfortable shave.
Scrub away dead skin
Using an exfoliator while in the shower is a pro move. It will help unclog blocked pores and ingrown hairs. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Face Scrub is made with highly effective scrub particles to alleviate roughness and help break down tough facial hair for a closer, pain-free shaving experience.
Lather with a shaving gel
Most shaving gels quickly expand into a creamy lather when applied to the face. Nivea Men Deep Shaving Gel is enriched with natural charcoal that turns from grey to white foam in your hands and removes dirt and excess oils on your skin for a superior razor glide. Just pump the shaving gel into your hands, or onto a brush, and rub a thin layer over your face.
Shaving oil allows you to see what you’re doing
A shaving oil is a game-changer. It feels like a lubricant and it lifts facial hair, so your razor can cut the hair right from the follicle. Clarins Men Shave Ease Oil contains rosemary, eucalyptus and mint which softens stubble to banish razor burn. That means no more grunt work. Just a close, clean, friction-free shave from now on.
A clean, fast shave
Some men opt for a clean shave, others prefer stubble or a 5 o’clock shadow. No matter if you like using a traditional razor or an electric shaver, both will do the job you want. Whatever the case, you need the right tools. Electric shavers are actually more effective if you suffer from ingrown hairs. They don’t cut directly at skin level, making them less likely to cause irritation. Xiaomi Electric Shaver S500 delivers a clean shave all in one go.
If you shave with a razor, you need aftershave
Aftershaves are crafted to help your skin recover from a close shave. Slap on some Aramis Classic Aftershave when you put your razor down, but after you’ve cleaned your face. Your skin will soak up the good ingredients to help calm and hydrate angry and irritated post-shave skin.