- Shave after washing your face with warm water; even better, after a shower, since heat and humidity soften the beard.
- Shaving with a razor blade is preferable to using an electric razor. Electric razors crush the hairs of the beard, and they may penetrate and wound the skin.
- Shave in one direction: from top to bottom. Shaving in two directions goes against the grain of the beard and can cause the tips of the hairs to penetrate and wound the skin.
- Change razor blades every 7-10 days for the sake of both hygiene and easy shaving.
- Use a shaving gel, preferably one for sensitive skin.
- Leave the gel (or shaving cream) on the face for three-four minutes before you begin to shave.
- Do not use after-shave lotions too often, some of them cause allergies.
- After shaving apply an oil-free sunscreen to protect your skin.
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