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Beard & Shaving Care 101

Shaving. AKA the daily task that sometimes brings about nicks, cuts, irritation, dry skin, ingrown hairs, and unsightly razor burn. Since the average man will shave approximately 20,000 times in his life, it's important to get it right.

Bearded gents also need a few pointers to grow a healthy beard and keep their hidden skin healthy.

Follow these quick tips to get the most out of your male skincare routine:

  1. Pre-treat your beard. A common shaving mistake is to just get in there and start shaving. WRONG. Slow down and take your time. Your hair is much stronger when it's dry and thus more likely to put up a fight against your razor. This doesn't bode well for your skin. Pre-treat your skin & beard with a nourishing pre-cleansing oil like B4UClean.

  2. Take your time. Another common shaving mistake is shaving with too-fast strokes. Again, the key here is to slow down and take your time. Moving too quickly across the skin can leave your skin damaged and raw.

  3. Shave with the grain. To avoid ingrown hairs, shave in the direction of hair growth. Shaving against the grain can actually push the ends of hairs back into your skin, causing painful ingrown hairs.

  4. Use sunscreen. Bearded and clean-shaven gents alike need to apply sunscreen. Stubble and short beards will not prevent sun damage, so find a mineral-based sunscreen (like Screen) and apply often!

  5. Condition. Whether you have a clean shave or a nice full beard, make sure you condition what you got! Massage B4UClean into your face or beard for some healthy moisture.

Diligence in men's skincare is a must and never to be neglected! Whether you have a clean shave, rock a burly beard, or something in between, always take care of your skin. It's the only face you'll ever get, so keep it sexy.

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