According to The Art of Shaving, there are four elements to the perfect shave. Spoil Dad this Father’s Day with luxury shave items unlike any he’s ever seen. His smooth, irritation-free face will thank you, and Mom will love his touchably soft skin too. When it comes to a flawless shave, this is the way to do it:
Having a pre-shave plan can really help combat ingrown hair problems and other irritations. Start by exfoliating the face at least twice a week to remove dead skin, keeping the pores clear. It is also best to steam the face before shaving; you’ll achieve the best results if you shave during or after a hot shower. Hot water opens the pores and softens beard hairs for a smoother shave. Choose a pre-shave oil or gel, such as The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil, or The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Gel to create a protective barrier between your skin and razor blades; it improves the glide of the razor, avoiding nicks and cuts.
2. Lather Up
Selecting the right shaving cream is key to a great shave. Shaving cream softens the beard and helps the razor slide smoothly across the face. It leaves the skin soft and comfortable during the shave. Men love The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream, it contains glycerin and coconut oil for ultimate moisture. You can apply shaving cream with your fingers, but for a seriously rich lather, try The Art of Shaving Pure Badger Brush, a handcrafted brush that not only distributes cream, but lightly exfoliates, softening and lifting the hairs for one close shave!
It’s time to finally shave. Dad’s gonna need a great razor, like The Art of Shaving Engraved Nickel-Plated 3-Blade Razor. First, dip a sharp razor into hot water. Then, using gentle pressure, shave with the grain of your beard. At different spots on the face, the hair may grow in different directions, so be aware of when to change your direction to avoid razor burn. For an even closer shave, re-lather your face and shave very delicately against the grain.
Once all the hair is gone and you’ve made sure you haven’t missed a spot (!), re-moisturizing the skin is essential. Start by rinsing the face with cold water to close the pores and pat dry. An after-shave balm or gel, like The Art of Shaving After-Shave Balm or The Art of Shaving After-Shave Gel, refresh and soothe the skin, encouraging cell renewal while protecting and nourishing with antioxidants. These after-shave products are formulated with Shea butter and jojoba oil to revitalize and soothe dry skin after shaving.
Dad really does deserve the best and Skin1 wants to help you give it to him. Another great idea for Father’s day is to try a kit! The Art of Shaving Kits are a great way to get Dad the four elements of the perfect shave in one convenient set. They come in full-sized, mid-sized or travel-sized with a variety of scents to choose from. You can’t go wrong this Father’s Day!