Gents—Let us take this opportunity to let you in on a little secret. The days of having to shave every day for the office are long gone. In fact, the days of having to shave daily for ANYONE are a thing of the past. At Axiom For Men, we believe that guys should look how they want to look, act how they want to act, and be who they want to be. We won’t say whether or not you need to shave to get that coveted raise, to pull the hottest guy (or gal), or to navigate this rat race we call life. That's for you to decide.
However, we can offer up some facts, debunk a few myths, and provide soe simple and easy-to-follow instructions that will leave your face, neck (any body part, for that matter) feeling smooth, clean, and well shaved!
The Do’s and Do Nots of a Comfortable Shave.
DO check your face and neck for existing acne, razor burn or pre-existing skin irritation. An important first step, Gents. Think of it as avoiding potholes, puddles or other nuisances while driving. Think in the same vein when driving a razor across your face.
DO NOT shave AGAINST the direction of hair growth. This one is a bit controversial, but we’d rather err on the side of protecting your precious puss, and thus recommend shaving WITH the direction of hair growth. Shaving against it can yank up the hair from the skin and lead to razor burn and bumps. And worse, can hurt like hell.
DO. use warm water. Better yet, steam. Both are good for not only opening your pores, but softening the hair itself. Warm water and steam moisturize the skin, which is never a bad thing.
DO NOT shave without a lubricating gel, cream, oil, foam or (gasp) soap! While, of course, we are partial to Axiom For Men’s Face & Body Shave Cream, for the love of God… Guys, use something! Unprotected shaving (like sex) is, for lack of a better word—dumb. You are dragging steel blades across your skin--not just any skin--your face!
DO finish by splashing cold water on your face. COLD water. Why? Just as warm water opens the pores, cold water helps to close and diminish them in size—leaving the skin taut, firm and healthy.
DO NOT let anyone tell you they know your skin better than you do. At the end of the day, you know your own body and skin best. While there are certain fundamentals to shaving, there’s a ton of contradictory information out there. Take your time, pay attention, and most importantly, do what feels right for you. And if you need any further guidance or handholding, we can always be reached at www.axiomformen.com. Tell us about your particular skin type, issues and/or concerns, and we would be happy to tailor a personal skin care and hair removal regimen just for you.
So put your best face forward, Fellas, and make it a great day.!
Axiom For Men: Look Good. Be Yourself. Be the Difference.