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How Often Should You Shave

Beards have long been associated with masculinity and class in many cultures. Races like the Greeks, Persians, Mesopotamians and the Egyptians considered beard an important part of their way of life. Contemporary times adopt a more liberal position regarding beards. You can keep a beard, trim it or have a clean, shaven look. For those who choose the latter, the question arises as to how often should you shave? Well, the answer to this lies right in the middle of some key factors. These include, but are not limited to personal preferences and cultural influence, professional work requirements and skin type. Skin type is an important consideration, as some users complain of irritation and burns, especially if they choose to...

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Is It Necessary To Use A Shaving Cream?

I get this question quite a lot. When I get asked this question, I always try to clarify what exactly is meant. Like, “are you asking if you could shave on a dry face?” or “are there alternatives to using a shaving that would be just as effective?” or both questions.  I’m secretly tempted to ask, “Do you have anything against shaving creams? Thankfully I don’t. For those who ask this, whether as a means to find out if dry shaving was ok, or in a search for more suitable alternatives, I hope I can be able to provide answers to satisfy you. What’s The Purpose of a Shaving Cream? The primary purpose of a shaving cream is to lubricate your face...

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Things to Consider Before Razor Shaving

Razor shaving is an art in itself. Firstly, you need to know a few basics to “successfully” shave with a razor (being unsuccessful of course means having to live with the discomforts of shaving with a razor) and secondly, your ability to properly apply the razor to your face elevates your appearance to something for GQ magazines. It is an art indeed. And like most arts, mastery of the fundamentals is essential to success in the long and the short-run. What are the things you need to know and take into consideration before putting that razor on your chin? Let’s look at a few. Shaving Requires Tools Apart from your razor, there are tools and utensils that complement the shaving...

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How to Properly Use a Shaving Cream

Razor burns, razor bumps (no, they aren’t the same thing), skin irritation and scarring – these are some of the undesirable effects of not using proper shaving techniques. Most guys are not new to these kinds of discomforts; in fact, a lot have come to accept it as an integral part of mature masculinity. It doesn’t have to be this way. What these guys mostly do not realize is that it is indeed possible to reduce or even totally eliminate these uncomfortable incidences by simply adopting the right shaving techniques – primary of which would be knowing how to properly use a shaving cream. So gentlemen, how do you shave? It matters how well you answer this question because it...

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