Shaving seems simple enough, but the best-groomed men know that perfect results come from using the right tools and techniques and having a good routine down. There is such a thing as smarter shaving. and knowing a few easy tricks can keep you looking your best in the shortest time possible. Here are seven great shaving hacks that will save time plus do the job well.
1. Use Hair Conditioner Even for Facial Hair
This one is for men who have very coarse hair and need a quicker way to get it soft pre-shave. A good hair conditioner can help soften and prep your hair and surrounding skin. Wet your facial hair, and then apply a small amount of conditioner to your palm, massaging it into your facial hair gently. Let it soak in for a minute before getting on with the shave. This makes the shaving process swift and more effective.
2. Apply Hot Water First, Cold Water After
Before shaving, rinse your face with hot water to push the pores open. To close them back up after you shave, douse with cold water. That said, use cold water only after you’ve shaved, and not before. This is an important step in your shaving routine!
3. Try a Bit of Moisturiser Post-Shave
During the hot summer months, moisturising can help keep your skin supple and less likely to be affected by harsh sun rays or stark temperatures. But in reality, who has time for that? Our PACE4 signature razor is great for men who need extra-special care. It is designed with an upgraded moisturising strip that contains chamomile and olive oil, two of the best natural moisturisers for sensitive skin.
4. Use a Super-Sharp Shaver With a Pivoting Head
If you’ve experienced annoying ingrown hairs or zit-like bumps on your face and skin, it could be that you’re using a shaver that's too dull. Instead, use the sharpest blade possible for the smartest shave. The Dorco PACE6 Plus razor is ideal because, in addition to six narrow blades, it features a pivoting head, allowing you to get the closest shave possible.
5. Apply Lip Balm for Cuts
Lip balm is not just for the girls! If your partner has a tube of lip balm lying around, you can apply it to accidental cuts or nicks to immediately stop bleeding.
To remove some of the dead skin from your face, take the time to exfoliate once or twice a week. It might seem like a chore, but it saves time and gives you a smoother shave in the long run. Exfoliating helps with eliminating breakouts as well. You can buy made-for-men exfoliating packs online or in most stores, but if you want a quick DIY exfoliation trick, try some brown sugar mixed with a dash of olive oil.
7. Change Your Blade Often
To guarantee a good shaving experience, even the best blades need to be changed on a regular basis. Having a value pack on hand means you can still use your favorite handle and just exchange the razor tips for a perfect shave every time.
For more options and the best value razors, check out the wide range of razors, blades and value pack available from Dorco. Plus, learn more grooming tips and tricks from other Dorco users or share your own hacks and razor reviews on our community pages.