What’s the Difference Between Shaving Cream, Shaving Gel, and Shaving Soap?

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Shaving should be simple. Face it: few men have the time, technique or patience to draw their grooming routine out into an artform.

Most guys imagine they have other things to do, and manage to cram their shaving in-between other tasks, taking advantage of the time after a shower to clean up before getting dressed. And unless you’re being paid to look good, it can be difficult to see the logic of spending more than those few minutes on in front of a steamy mirror.

Read on to see the difference between Shaving Cream, Shaving Gel, and Shaving Soap

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How to Avoid Razor Burn

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We all know the burn. Put down the blade, step away from the basin and give it a second: you’ll feel that familiar heat creeping up under your collar, threatening to redden your skin and ruin your whole day. 

Read on to see how to avoid razor burn!

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Should I Shave Before or After I Shower?

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Shaving is a ritual. It’s almost ceremonial, this ever-masculine act of standing in front of a mirror, blade in hand – like being knighted, every morning. Even the way we learn how to do it is a rite of passage into manhood: the custom of passing down the razor has become a way for a father to say, son, you’re a big boy now.

Read on to see when the best time to shave is!

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What is Aftershave and Why Do I Need it?

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When it comes to shaving, everybody hurts – sometimes. No matter where you live, how old you are or how carefully you shave, the facts remain the same: apply a sharp blade to your face and you are going to do some damage now and then.

 Most of that damage, thankfully, isn’t of the blood-everywhere, screaming-for-help variety. But as Men’s Health warns, the act of shaving does more than sculpt your facial hair – it removes dead skin cells and grazes at the uppermost layer of epidermis, thereby scouring your skin of its natural oils, drying it out and reducing its defenses against the elements.

The result: your face is now well and truly open to irritations from the outside world.

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How to Apply Shaving Cream

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Shaving cream isn’t complicated. Sure, big brands might try to impress you with a long list of long-winded ingredients, but the best creams focus on just three simple goals: to desensitize the skin, swell the surface of your skin, and lubricate the follicles of your hair for easy cutting.

Granted, that’s a little more complicated than it used to be. A long read by Andrew Tarantola published on Gizmodo explains how the earliest humans began trimming their facial hair almost 100,000 years ago – using flakes of sharp rock and shards of sea shell.

Read on to find the best way to apply shaving cream

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