When it is time to get rid of your whiskers, be strategic about your shaving technique. To help ward off dry skin on your face, shave while in the shower or right after. At this time, your pores are more open and the hair is looser, which means that shaving will be less abrasive.
As you get started, follow these steps:
- Apply a preshave oil. This will help the blade move gently across your skin. It will also help cut down on razor burn and ingrown hairs.
- Use a brush to apply a shaving cream -- one minus added fragrances -- in a circular motion.
- Let that cream hang out for 30 to 45 seconds, which will help cut down on overall shave time.
- When all is said and done, apply an aftershave lotion and a moisturizer with salicylic or glycolic acid to your freshly shaved face.