Shave

Don’t rush through a shave. That’s a good way to abuse your face. Instead, spend the necessary time prepping your skin for the razor.

Start by washing your face. Facial cleansers work best because they help soften the protein in the hair. Harsh soaps, on the other hand, wash away hair-softening oils. Leave the cleanser on your face for one minute before you rinse.

Next, lather up with shaving cream or gel. Then let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes. You can comb your hair or brush your teeth to pass the time.

When it comes to razors, a single blade will work fine. It's important that the blade you use is sharp. Discard it if you see a nick in the blade. If you shave often, change blades every week or two.