Trim the beast to best effect

If your beak looks like a party favor when you sneeze, a little trimming is definitely in order. To eliminate pesky hairs, try a nose hair trimmer.



Shaving is naked is sexy

If your hair is thinning, don’t fight it. Stick with a short cut, or consider shaving it all off, a la Bruce Willis.


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Cuts like a knife

Use a sharp blade when shaving. A dull blade is responsible for many shaving cuts as it drags over your face and catches your skin along with the hairs of your beard.


Shake, don’t wipe

After a shave, shake the razor, but do not wipe the blade with a towel or tissue – that will just make it dull faster.


Get a good brush

A shaving brush helps raise the hair so that a closer cut is possible, and helps create a rich creamy lather with the shaving cream that stays close to the skin.


A foamy shave

The best shaving creams create a rich creamy lather and do not foam up like the cheaper drug store brands. The less "foaming" in the shave cream the better, as it is what is in contact with the skin and beard that matters.


Lather and shaving

A lot of foam or lather is not needed when shaving.

Many grocery and drug store shave creams contain skin irritants such as Sodium Laurel Sulfate, which are formulated to "foam up" the product. However, these irritants may be the cause of your skin problem.


Time for shaving

The best time to shave is after taking a warm bath or shower to make sure your skin is hydrated and soft.


For a clean trim…

Facial hair will absorb moisture up to 30% of its volume. Hair swollen with water becomes quite weak and therefore easier to cut.


Luxurious wet shave

A luxurious wet shave is an indulgence that every man can easily have at home every day.

 With the proper tools, a good shave is easy to achieve and well worth it over cheap irritating disposable razors and colorful aerosol gel that some men use to shave.


determining your beard line

A good rough guide to determining a beard line is to keep it above your adam’s apple.

Put a finger just above your adam’s apple, that’s where you should probably end.


Extend the Life of Your Razor Blades

After shaving, thoroughly clean and dry your razor blades and then completely immerse the razor head in a shallow dish filled with mineral oil. Use the rubbing alcohol to wash away the oil next time you need to use the razor.


Softening your face

It takes as long as three minutes for shaving cream to really soften your beard.

Assuming you wash from the top down, apply your shave cream right after washing your face. By the time you’re done in the shower, and have dried off, your shaving cream should be at its most effective


Super close shave

For special occasions: Shave in two steps. First, shave with the grain with very light pressure. Second, reapply a coat of shaving cream and shave against the grain for super-close and smooth results.