…And with Movember now underway, we’re reminded of the healing properties of man-moss as well. However, unless your name is Tom Selleck or you drive a fire truck, chances are the ol’ lip-warmer will have to go at some point—and when it does, shaving is going to be a bigger job than usual. Although a quintessentially manly ritual, if you’ve ever used a lousy razor, you know shaving can also be a wincingly painful one. To avoid winding up frustrated (and/or bleeding profusely) post-shave, raise your razor game with the steps below.
[Even the best among us can use an occasional
refresher on proper shave technique.]
Step 1: Lay the Foundation. Think of shaving like painting your house: The best results start with good preparation and attention to detail, so begin by washing your face to remove dirt and oil.
[In addition to a nice lather, you'll need
a steady hand.]
Step 2: Lather Up. Our handsome forefathers didn’t get their lather from a rusty can in the shower. They used special brushes to apply their shaving cream, and to many, this time-honored method is still the best. Top-quality brushes are traditionally made from badger hair, but the experts at Jack Black have engineered a new shave brush bristle that outperforms the animal version—with the added benefits of being cruelty-free, long-lasting and ultra-hygienic.
[It's not the size of the blade that
matters—it's how you use it.]
Step 3: A Cut Above. Ditch drugstore disposable blades in favor of a serious shave tool. Jack Black’s German-engineered Double Edge Safety Razor has a sturdy design that will look sharp on your sink for years to come, an elongated handle for precise control, and a streamlined single-blade construction that glides smoothly for minimal irritation.
[Your after-shave should soothe, not sting.]
Step 4: Cool Down. Once you’re done, seal the deal with a light dose of moisturizer to hydrate, cool and protect your skin. (Yes, real men moisturize.)