5 Shaving Tips Every Man Needs To Know

Sander van de BaardmanBy Sander - The Beardmen
Updated on 12 Aug 2023

Your beard expresses your personal style. It adds dimension to your face, provided you shave your beard in the right way. That means not only wearing a style that best suits your face, but also maintaining it in the best possible way. A few tips are worth their weight in gold in this regard. I’m The Beard Man, and I’m listing for you the 5 shaving tips for men in a nutshell.

1. Choose the right equipment

Without his oven, a baker is nowhere, and without quality tools, a carpenter is nowhere. The same goes for the man who wants to shave his beard: he too needs the right equipment. Because no one has the same beard growth, it is impossible to point out a device that is number one for everyone. However, my handy overview will help you see the forest for the trees.

Shavers can differ from each other in a few ways. The most important distinction is between rotary and vibrating blades. 

2. Wet your skin with lukewarm water beforehand

Shaving can be quite an ordeal on your skin. This is even more true for the toughness of the beard hair. Fortunately, the stiffness can be easily remedied by exposing the hair to water, specifically lukewarm water.

By this I do not mean a quick splash of water in the face, because that is not enough to achieve the desired effect. Your beard hair should be in contact with water for at least 2 minutes. A shower is the easiest solution for this.

3. Use beard oil or aftershave after shaving

Shaving impacts your skin’s natural protective barrier. After shaving, you need to restore it. You can do this by using beard oil or an unscented aftershave.

Your skin will stay well hydrated. You can feel and see that: no red bumps and no burning, tight feeling!

4. Maintain proper hygiene

Because shaving, even when using the best possible device, affects the protective skin barrier, it is important to be hygienic. First and foremost, that means a clean beard.

By combing it thoroughly, you’ll remove even more dust and other particles left behind. In addition, make sure you wash your hands and use a clean towel. Also, see to it that you clean your razor regularly.

5. Use a safety razor to trim the lines.

A safety razor is a razor with an interchangeable, single blade. You may know it by the name scraper. The blade is extremely sharp, but because it lies between a top and base plate, you don’t have to worry about cuts while shaving. A safety razor works easily and smoothly and gives a polished result.

It is ideal for trimming the lines of your beard. When you smooth your skin and place the razor at a 30-degree angle to your skin, you get the best effect.