LA by Diana - Personal Style blog by Diana Marks: Shaving Tips for Men, or Impress Him for Father's Day


June 7, 2016

Shaving Tips for Men, or Impress Him for Father's Day

I am not an expert in men's lifestyle, but I have lived with men most of my life, and I have learned and researched on quite a few tips and tricks (and products!) over the years in different areas of their lives. I am also trying to revive my male corner, that I introduced a while ago, and I couldn't pass up on this amazing post idea partnering with Baxter of California again.
Today we'll be talking about men's shaving. Men hate it, but most of them simply have to do it. If you are a guy, reading my blog, hopefully you'll learn something new from this article. If you are a woman, then you can take a note of this information and impress a man in your life with your sound advice (or a great gift!), especially since father's day is coming up!

Facial hair is some of the toughest hair on the entire body, and clean wet shaving is one of the best ways to efficiently and painlessly remove it, if proper technique is applied. Here are a few shaving tips and products that you can apply (or share with you man ;)) for a clean and painless wet shave:
1) Make sure your beard is thoroughly wet. It's the most important step in every shave. Most men will rush through the shave, but if they take a bit of time and be patient, it won't be that much of a frustrating experience. Showering before shaving is ideal, but if it's not possible, just apply a warm wet towel on your face (after washing your face!) for several minutes before starting the shave. Never shave cold or apply shaving products to a dry face, which are both major causes of shaving rash or razor burns.

2) Cleanse your face properly, preferably with a good quality face cleanser, and pat dry your skin. 
3) Use a pre-shave product of your choice. This is not an essential step in the shaving process, but if the product is of good quality, it will definitely be beneficial for your skin, and will make you feel like you are going through an authentic barber experience. The best option is the pre-shave tonic from Baxter, which revitalizes the skin with natural essential oils like menthol, rosemary and eucalyptus, providing the skin with moisture and essential nutrients.

4) Use a good quality shaving cream, like the Baxter Close Shave Formula, which is perfectly hydrating and allows you to easily slide over your skin with your razor without redness or irritation. 

5) Use a good quality shaving brush. This sophisticated tool will help you evenly apply the shave cream and lift the facial hair. Apply the shaving cream with the brush in circular motion ending in an upward stroke to help lift the beard. Don't rush this step either, allow the cream to sit for a few minutes (you can brush your teeth in the meantime ;)).

6) Shave in the direction of hair growth. Start with the sides, the mustache area and then the chin. Take your time and shave carefully over sensitive areas. 

7) Change your razor blades often. The razor doesn't have to be expensive, but it has to be sharp and clean to avoid over pressing on the skin.

8) Immediately rinse with cold water to remove traces of products and avoid skin irritation.

9) Complete with an aftershave balm or moisturizer. It will calm and protect skin from shaving irritation, dryness and razor burns. Skin can be irritated by the alcohol found in many aftershave products, so use alcohol-free options, like the cooling Baxter After Shave Balm. It is loaded with aloe and tea tree oil, which will hydrate and nourish your freshly shaved skin.
For 20% off and free shipping on the amazing Baxter of California shaving products (for yourself, or as a perfect father's day gift!), use code FATHERSDAY20 at checkout HERE. Coupon code valid 6/1-6/22.
This post is sponsored by Baxter, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


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  6. Shaving everyday seems not so good for the skin, but shaving seems like a part of our daily lives. Good read.