His First Shave: A Beginner's Guide
There’s a first time for everything. Running a blade over your face is a rite of passage for all young men.
At some point, the hair on your lip will grow in. If sporadic, scraggly lip hair isn’t your thing, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we will introduce you to a few simple rules for your first shave.
Don’t be nervous!
Technology has improved the shaving razor since your grandpa’s day. Personna Razor Systems have pivoting heads that contour to your jawline. The angled blades will prevent you from shredding your face apart. With a little practice, shaving will be a breeze. But, until you find your flow, stay calm and pay attention.
Wash your face before you shave to prevent dirt and oil from getting into open pores. Use hot water to soften the skin and open up the pores for easy hair removal. Use a shaving cream or gel so the blade glides easily over your skin. After you’re done, rinse your face and apply after shave or witch hazel to keep your skin clean and prevent razor burn.
You don’t need to press the razor down onto your skin. The three blades are designed to capture hair below the skin’s surface. You’ll get a smooth look with a gentle swipe of the blade. Shave in the same direction that the hair is growing to prevent irritation and ingrown hairs.
Use fresh blades.
Change your razor cartridge once a week to prevent bacteria build up. Store your razor in a dry place between uses to prevent rust, bacterial growth, and other potential irritants from building up on your blade.
Shaving can dry out your skin. Be sure to moisturize your face after shaving to protect your newly exposed skin from rashes and dry patches.
For your first razor, we recommend the Men’s 3-Blade System Razor. The three steel blades are comfort-coated with ceramic for less friction and irritation. Personna’s unique Virtual Guard design prevents cuts by contouring to the shape of your face. This system comes with cartridges that can be easily changed for a fresh shave every time.
Enjoy your new facial hair and your new shaving regimen! Now, you can feel like a grown up without the boring reality of bills, taxes, grocery shopping, and other mundane tasks.