Sunday, November 22, 2009

How to Get a Close Shave with A Razor Blade

Before shaving, it is helpful if the hair and skin have been wet for at least three minutes.

Wash the area to be shaved with warm water,and with a gentle body wash to moisten the skin and hair. Washing raises the hair held down by dirt and natural body oils.

Apply shaving gel in a circular motion to add a layer of protection to the skin. For best results, let the shaving gel rest on the skin one minute before shaving to further moisten the hair for a closer and more comfortable shave.

Use a sharp razor with three or four blades when shaving; the more blades,the closer the cut; and there is less pulling and tugging on the hair.

Lightly move the razor over the hair. The blade should do the work, not your wrist. Pressing down too hard with the razor scrapes and irritates the skin.Rinse shaved hair and gel from the razor often as you shave.

After shaving, rinse the skin clean, pat dry, and immediately apply a favorite hydrating moisturizer.

To sum it all up: If your razor is sharp, the hair and skin clean and well moistened, and the skin's protected, you'll get a great shave.

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