There are many opinions on male shaving methods. At OM4 we have done considerable research to identify best practice in daily shaving techniques.
Best Practice Shave 4 Men
STEP 1: HYDRATE & SOFTEN THE BEARD
This is best done by cleansing the face in the shower before shaving. The natural steam of the shower combined with the OM4 face wash/cleanser for your skin type, is a winning combination for softening the beard and preparing to shave.
STEP 2: PREPARE THE FACE
While in the shower if possible, apply OM4's Soothing Herbal Shaving Emulsion, to further soften the beard and create a microscopic layer of protection. Let it rest 3-5 minutes.
STEP 3: GO WITH THE FLOW
Start with a sharp blade and gently stroke in the direction of your bead growth. For best results pull the skin taught before each stroke. Rinse blades frequently to remove excess shave product and hair.
Note: Although not recommended, if a closer shave is desired stroke against the grain after completing one pass with the grain. If your skin is at all sensitive apply a second layer of Soothing Herbal Shaving Emulsion before shaving against your natural hair growth. Shaving against the grain cuts the hair at a 45 degree angle leaving a sharp point. If your hair is curly it will more easily grow back into the follicle causing an ingrown hair.
STEP 4: RINSE & SPLASH
Rinse your skin thoroughly with warm water to remove residual shaving products and debris. Splash the face with cool water to close pores before finishing your skin conditioning program. Use a skin type specific Step 2 splash pH balancer to regulate the skin and calm post-shaving skin irritation. Finally finish with your skin type specific serum and moisturizer to prevent aging & achieve healthy great feeling skin.
Note: Step 3 is your most important step in the grooming routine to prevent aging. This serum’s small molecule delivery system goes where no moisturizer has gone before to transport a daily dose of vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids and nutrients to feed and nourish the skin.
- Shave in the shower when possible for optimal effectiveness & results.
- Allow at least 3-5 minutes (in shower if possible) for cleanser and/or shave emulsion to prepare the skin before shaving.
- Rinse your razor frequently throughout your shave for best results.
- Use particular caution while shaving around the the chin and lips to avoid nicks and cuts.
- Shaving against the grain is the #1 cause of ingrown hairs.
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