How to perfect your shaving routine in 4 easy steps

We get it, you hate getting up early just to drag a sharpened piece of steel across your face. Here’s how you can make that process less painful.

April 2, 2017

Even the soapiest fingers will have no trouble holding on to Gillette’s new Mach 3 Turbo razor. Gillette’s research team offered tips for a smooth shave.

01. Hot the showers
Shower before you shave. The warm water causes hair to expand, making it softer and easier to cut.

02. Don’t be thrifty with the gel
Use plenty of shaving gel to provide a protective blanket that prevents the evaporation of water. It keeps beard hair soft during the shave and provides lubrication between blade and skin.

03. Finish what’s easy
Use light, gentle strokes when shaving and shave hard-to-reach spots last after the shaving gel has had time to soften the hair.

04. Rinse and retreat
After shaving, rinse your face and neck with cool water and pat dry. Rinse your razor blade thoroughly and shake off excess water before putting it away.

From AED 35; gillette.com