Shaving Tips for Your Groom
Gillette recently released an article on the five common male shaving errors and how to correct them. This got us thinking: there are probably so many self-taught shavers out there who deal with razor rash and irritation on a daily basis because they don’t know any better. We want your groom to be looking his best on the wedding day, and improving his daily shaving routine is a great place to start.
Here’s the five most common shaving mistakes, according to Gillette:
Common mistake #1: Poor skin preparation
Shaving on dry skin can cause irritation. Soften the skin by showering beforehand. You’ll get a better, gentler shave and it will be easier to get a closer cut.
Common mistake #2: Shaving in the wrong direction
Lots of guys are actually shaving in the wrong direction. Facial hair does not grow uniformly up or down on the face, especially at the neck area. Always shave in the direction in which the hair grows to avoid irritation and razor bumps.
Gillette’s tip: To determine what direction your hair grows move your hand across the skins surface in one direction. If it feels smooth then that’s the same direction you need to shave. If not, shave in the opposite direction.
Common mistake #3: Using too make strokes
Rather than using lots of short, quick strokes, shave with long gliding stroke motions.
Common mistake #4: Using one razor for all areas of the face
Some areas of the face are tricky to shave, like around the nose. To get into these hard-to-reach places, try the new Gillette Fusion ProGlide (Manual), $13.99. Turn the cartridge over and use the single trimmer blade for these spots.
Common mistake #5: Not upgrading your razor
Keep an eye out for the latest breakthroughs in razors. Companies, like Gillette, are forever updating and upgrading their technology so you have a better shaving experience.
Is your groom guilty of any of these? What other prewedding grooming will your fiancé undertake?