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Top 7 Shaving Tips For Men!

The girls are always drawn to those proverbial Gillette ads. Although the handsome guys are partially responsible for this, the fact still remains that no one can resist a man with a perfect shave. Now one may argue that “I have been successfully shaving for years and know how to deal with my stubble” but you cannot beat the advice of the top professional stylists, barbers, and dermatologists from around the world.

Below you will see seven of the most influential factors and habits that the top dermatologists advise for getting a perfect shave each time. Remember, good habits start with you accepting them into your life. But anyway, these tips are sure to make a discernible difference for your face and others will definitely notice once you go through with them:

1. Multi-blade is no guarantee for a smoother shave

Contrary to what the ads advertise, a multi-blade razor is only as good as your technique. The other guy with a disposable will achieve a better shave if he does it in the right manner. That being said, any good quality razor will do the trick if you have a good hand. For men who have very sensitive skin, perhaps a beard trimmer is a better option. This is because of the hypo-allergenic blades that most of these are made of which is therefore safer and more gentle on the skin. In comparison, multi-blade razors can be very brutal to sensitive skin.

2. Shower as part of your pre-shaving routine

So apparently the movies had it right all along. The science behind it says that the hair on absorption of water become softer and are hence much easier to remove. Ever wonder why the barbers wrap a wet towel around your face? Well now you know the answer.

3. Invest your Time

True a shave can also be done in a rush but in order to look picture perfect, you need to put in your time as well as efforts. Time is of essence. If you rush through it, then you will not achieve a soft and smooth shave. In fact doing a shave in a rush leaves you with a limited time thus nit allowing your hair to soak up enough moisture. Result? Cuts and scrapes.

4. Brush it on

While the movies are spot on when it comes to shower before shaving rule, they did get a few things wrong as well. The movies portraying heroes splaying shaving cream onto their stubble with finger were definitely wrong! Use a brush. The shaving brush scrapes away the dead skin cells and if used in soft circular motion for the application of shaving cream or gel then it also aids in lifting up the hair follicles thus making it easier for you to shave.

5. Raze the Blunt away

A smooth shave requires a sharp blade. Even a small nick or bluntness of your razor can totally ruin the quality of your shave. The best way to enhance the quality of your shave is to use a sharp razor or blade. For those people who shave often, it is advisable to change the blade weekly.

6. Raze it in the Right Manner

The razor strokes must be aligned with the direction of hair growth. This makes it easier to remove the hair. Also it must be ensured that the shaving cream has created enough lather to coat the skin entirely. Again it must be taken care of that the razor strokes are smooth and soft so that force is practically not required to shave.

7. Cleanse and Pat

The skin is soft and sensitive after the shave, so cleanse it well with an all natural face wash so as to wash away all the dirt and grime you just endured. Splash on cold water and pat away the wetness with a clean towel. Softly rub an after-shave onto your smooth skin and you will feel refreshed.

Following these tips time after time will allow you to have the satisfaction of a smooth shave every time. While some of them may seem inconvenient, it is critical that you battle through it and continue to utilize these tips in your shaving regimen. Your dermatologist will agree to all of these aforementioned shaving tips and might even force you to follow them!

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Make Your Shave Last Longer With These 7 Tips For Women

Who doesn’t love smooth and hair free arms and legs? But the hassle of shaving is a bit too much. We all want to make our shave last longer and for the same purpose, keep trying tips from our granny to the latest advice by the dermatologists. There are several popular hair removal techniques including waxing and laser techniques, with the former being too painful and time consuming and the latter being expensive. Thus most women turn to good old shaving.

Shaving gives a sense of cleanliness and beauty. With a perfectly smooth and hair-free face, arms, and even legs you feel more confident and geared up to carry out the assigned tasks. This is true even for males at this point in time. The main problem for women when it comes to shaving is its short span and how often you have to do it to maintain great results.

However there are quite a few myths linked with shaving and making it last longer. In order to extract facts from myths, we bring you these 7 tips and tricks for women to help them retain their shave for a longer duration.

1. Shower before you shave

It is a well-known fact that hair become soft and easier to manage when they are wet. Thus showering before shaving allows hair to be immersed in water so that they are easier to shave off.

2. Exfoliate for a closer shave

The dead skin on the top of your legs can trap much small hair. Exfoliating ensures that the skin is free of any layer that would not allow the razor to work its magic. So exfoliate if you want to get a closer shave.

3. Use a Shaving Cream Liberally

Because the more lathered your skin is, the easier would it be for the razor to glide over your skin and the smoother will be the shave. Thus you can save a lot of time for yourself and avoid the morning rush by stretching your shave a few days more.

4. Start Afresh

The razor blade should not be nicked or blunt. Remember if you don’t use a new blade, you have more chances of getting nicked. On the contrary, the smoother and sharper blade ensures that you have the closest possible shave thus delaying hair re-growth for a few more days.

5. Shave along the Hair’s Direction

Mostly for the legs upward flicks will do but for the other body parts like the arm-pits, the hair growth is not consistent and grows in various different directions. Thus you need to shave in multi-directions to get as close a shave as possible.

6. Achieve a Healthy Glow

The application of moisture should be done while the skin is still a bit wet. Complete removal of water from the skin is ill-advised because it will cause flakes to form on your skin and will not give your skin a healthy glow.

7. Aloe Rubs are great!

Aloe Vera is one of the magical herbs that are a star when it comes to sin. If rubbed onto freshly shaved skin, aloe vera slows the hair growth thus making your shave last longer.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Shaving

Jack Kemp had it just right, Winning is like shaving-you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum. Shaving is a part of our daily routine and most men have been doing it for so long that they begin to do it just that way..… as a routine. It not only becomes boring but ultimately downright difficult if you don’t find it refreshing.

Think of shaving as an experience that has the ability to alter your mindset; you shave and feel refreshed on the outside which in turn will make you feel better about yourself thus you end up feeling good on the inside as well.

If you think you are the shave guru and have been doing it long enough to know all about it, we have a few surprises in store for you. Here are a few things about shaving that will surprise you.

1. Pogonophobia

As weird as it may sound, there are people around the world who are afraid of beards and the medical science has termed it pogonophobia. It does say something about shaving though. So if you want to ensure that you are always admired by the ladies, don’t skip that razor.

2. Professional Barbers are indeed better

The professional grooming persons are trained and adept at their job. They recognize the fact that the direction of hair growth is not consistent all over the face. Thus using their years of practice and expertise, they effectively shave so that the razor is aligned with the direction of facial hair growth and thus give you a better and smoother shave.

3. No beard Rule in Army

So have you ever wondered about the daily shave ritual in the United States army? Are you curious about the logic behind it? Well you are in for a shock. The ritual dates back to the days of Alexander the Great. As great a warrior and strategist as he was, Alexander figured out that the opposing army soldiers who forgo shaving could be held onto with their beards. Thus he issued the orders for his army to shave and the ritual was born.

4. Six Months

An average human spends about six months of his life in shaving. Now we know why men create such a fuss over it.

5. Only 1%

No matter how alluring do the shaved men seem to the women, men in general, still regard it as a dull and monotonous activity that needs to be done. In fact the research shows that more than 99% of the men hate to pick the razor in the morning and do it just as an obligation. Only 1% claimed to enjoy their time with the razor.

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