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THE BEST WET-SHAVE BITS
By Steven Potter, 3 July 2021
Step 1: cleanse
All grooming routines should start with a cleanser, cos not only does it get rid of dirt and other impurities, but also preps your skin for a better, closer shave. Elemis has basically designed a smoothie for your face – srsly, check out these ingredients: wheatgrass, avocado, broccoli, kale. That’s one way to get more greens, right?
Step 2: lather up, buddy!
Shaving gel plays a HUGE role in your shave, and it's really important to find the right one for your skin type before you get creative. Clinique For Men’s shave gel uses soothing aloe in its formula, so your skin feels soft and smooth before you even start shaving! Its oil-free formula also helps to reduce any redness or irritation too. Shaving rash? Never heard of it.
Step 3: the actual shave
Skincare specialist Bulldog is fast becoming the go-to for responsible shaving prods. One of the newest ways the brand is trying to reduce waste is with this stunning glass razor 👀 Made from 70% recycled beer bottles, it's gonna make your bathroom cabinet 100% more boujee.
Step 4: aftercare
Ok, you’re looking like a brand-new fresh-faced person, congrats! But to make sure your skin stays that way, you'll need some post-shave balm like this one from Harry’s. This stuff is soothing, cooling, moisturising – everything your face needs after a wet shave. Also, that ‘ahhhh’ feeling you get when you whack it on is just… 😌😌👌
Step 5: after-after care
The last stage is simply: S.P.F. If you didn’t know, we should all be wearing sun protection on the reg (even in the winter), so adding this as the last step in your shaving routine is an easy way to get into healthy-skin habits.