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5 Tips for a Man's Morning Routine

Shave Daily

In some ways, shaving regularly can actually be faster and easier than shaving, well, irregularly. Think about it: Three or four days' worth of beard takes longer to deal with than a day's worth of stubble because too much hair can clog the razor. That means you'll have to take extra time to rinse it out more often. Also, if your whiskers are long, you'll have to make more passes of the blade across your skin to get a smooth shave (which can lead to facial irritation). And, let's face it, more hair makes a bigger mess. A daily shave can be quick and easy if you have the proper tools -- shaving cream, moisturizer and a sharp razor -- and less hassle in the long run if you keep at it.

However, shaving also scrapes away the top layer of skin, leaving your face vulnerable to bacteria. For this reason, doctors sometimes recommend using an antibacterial aftershave, which is something to consider if you plan to shave daily.