The Art of Shaving; just how important is grooming regimen to a gentleman? I think it goes out to say that for a gentleman, good style starts with good grooming and with the right products and technique. To be honest, it doesn’t have to be a lot of work to look your absolute best. I read this article on Grooming for Men; it dictates that to get the best finished product, that you first apply hot water and a Pre-Shave Oil to soften the facial hair. To achieve this, make sure that you use the right razor. There are many razors out there, you just have to choose the one that will help you as a gentleman achieve a close, smooth and comfortable shave. These days, to achieve a clean, comfortable shave, it is not so much as to how much it wold cost, it is about its effect and what is effective for your skin.
I am always a fan of trying new or a better products just to achieve effectiveness and a cleam shave. But I always wonder, is it too much at timess to over try things or is it an okay maybe mediocre thing. To be frank getting use to one product is fine and we should try to deviate from over using too much products. In my perspective, you do not want to have a breakout and having your face looking like a hot mess. Stick to one or maybe two products.
According to Sam Saboura, a world renowned style authority who has shared his expertise at a myriad of events such as The Oscars, The Emmys, The Golden Globes, The Grammys, and The American Music Awards; there are 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave we can use to achieve a close, comfortable shave and look our best.
The steps are: —Prepare, Lather Up, Shave, and Moisturize. To follow this regimen, you’ll need to use pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm, and a shaving brush.
The pre-shave oil protects the skin and softens the beard, while lathering up with shaving cream helps achieve a close and comfortable shave. Be sure to shave with the grain first, avoiding ingrown hair and razor burn. Once you’re done shaving, moisturize to sooth, refresh and regenerate the skin.
You also need to make sure to use the right razor. This razor should be perfectly balanced and weighted to feel like a natural extension of your hand, maximizing stability and control. With all of these products, you can achieve a close, comfortable shave without leaving your own bathroom.