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Having a clean shaven look for men is a must and feels like a luxury. No one wants to have cuts on their face and look all beat up. Although it is considered one of the easiest things to do, people still make several mistakes while shaving that they should stop doing. Shaving mistakes can lead to skin irritations and allergies. We always want to have a smooth shaving experience because we don’t want to cut ourselves, pop ingrown hairs and leave an unshaven area.
There are a few shaving mistakes you need to make. Here we list them for you to take note because you should stop doing them right away. There are a plethora of options available when it comes to shaving gadgets and you have to be very careful when choosing one for yourself.
Shaving mistakes you should stop making now:
Shave against the direction of hair growth
While we are always in a hurry when it comes to shaving, we often forget that we should shave in the direction of hair growth. Shaving in the opposite direction can cause skin irritation, cuts and burns. Shaving against hair growth will have less resistance and pave the way for a smooth shave.
Use force while shaving
No matter how rushed you are, you should always be gentle when going for a clean shaven look. If you rush it, you might end up with cuts that we trust, no one likes them.
Use a blade that is not sharp
If you shave the traditional way, you need to be careful when choosing the right blade. Always look for a blade that is sharp enough to give you a clean shaven look. Opting for blades that aren’t sharp might not give you the look you want.
Not prepping before shaving
It is always advisable to follow a good preparation before shaving to have a clean and smooth shaved look. Following a pre-shave routine will give you better results. Always soak or wash your face with warm water as this will open the pores and soften the hair. Or you can also put a wet towel on your face before you go to shave.
Using the wrong products
There are a variety of options available in the market, but one must be very careful in choosing “the one” for themselves. It is advisable to opt for a brand that you trust the most when selecting a shaving product.
Not Paying Attention to Aftershave
While many might think shaving is just enough, they often forget that aftershave is just as important. No matter how rushed you are, the aftershave should be done on time and perfectly. After shaving, your skin is directly exposed to heat and pollution and shaving also leaves pores open, so it is recommended not to run out of aftershave. Soothe your face with cold water as this will help the pores to close and apply a good quality moisturizer after you finish shaving.