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First time shaver guide.

First time shaver guide.

Is it time to start shaving?

Check with a male family member who shaves if they think you are ready. You'll notice darker hairs on your chin and around your upper lip. If there is hair growth on your face to shave off, it's time to read on...

How often should I shave?

Only shave daily if you have lots of hair growth, weekly is probably enough. You will start to shave daily when you get older and the whiskers start to grow faster. Shaving daily doesn't make your hair grow thicker.

What type of shaver to use?

Have a look at our 'new shaver advice' to help you choose. We have recommended one for first time shavers...

Skincare.

Your skin is sensitive, so it's important to shave slowly and gently. Remember to replace blades regularly. Try to use the right lotions, balms, creams and moisturisers to help avoid rashes or bacterial infections like folliculitis. (see our guidance sheets for further advice).

Electric shaver

Wake up your skin!

warm shower/wash or hold hot flannel to your beard area for 2 mins, then dry

pre-shave lotion

removes oil and helps whiskers stand up

shaver at the ready

rotary heads = small circular motions gently on skin

foil shaver = gentle downward strokes

tidy sideburns with side trimmer

Take it slowly with gentle pressure to avoid cuts and skin irritations

move from one side of face to the other so you don't miss any

aftershave balm or moisturiser

rinse skin with warm water then dry

use balm or moisturiser to soothe skin

(avoid alcohol based products, can cause dry skin)

clean your shaver

follow manufacturers instructions

Razor

Are your blades sharp?

Sign up to our shaver alert service for your email reminder

Wake up your skin!

warm shower/wash or hold hot flannel to your beard area for 2 mins, then dry

pre-shave lotion

removes oil and helps whiskers stand up

shaving oil, cream or gel

apply shaving oil on your skin/whiskers to help the razor glide

can just use oil to see where to shave more easily

if using cream/gel apply thin layer using shaving brush

razor at the ready, take it slow.

shave with the grain, not against it

keep razor flat to skin to avoid nicks

start at one ear working downwards, then work across face to other

use free hand to pull skin taut but not tight as you shave

rinse blades regularly with hot water whilst shaving

rinse face with warm water

check for any missed areas, re-cream and shave those

rinse face with cool water, gently pat dry

tidy sideburns with side trimmer

* if you are pressing hard to cut whiskers, replace blades

aftershave balm or moisturiser

use balm or moisturiser to soothe skin

(avoid alcohol based products, can cause dry skin)