The Perfect Shave, Level Up Your Shave With These Steps.

Posted on July 23 2020

THE PERFECT SHAVE

THE GREEN BEAU


Will Powell is the owner and founder of Green Beau. 

Shaving is something that most men do daily. We know that shaving can disrupt the skin's moisture barrier, and depending on the products used can also irritate it. Most shaving products are loaded full of toxic Bulls#!t. Here are some fool proof ways to get the best shave possible .


1. Start your shaving prep by washing your face with warm water and a facial cleanser. This will soften the proteins in your facial hair and open your pores, but steer clear from harsh soaps that can strip away softening oils in the hair and skin. Leave facial cleanser on the face for up to 1 minute and rinse. 

Model: Snow / Shot by Steph N.

Beauness Point: If you have time and wanna go the extra mile a hot towel or washcloth can be an excellent way to open pores, Soften skin, and get some r&r in during the process.    


2. A quality pre-shave oil is a must for sensitive skin, and or coarse facial hair. Pre-shave will give you that extra barrier between you and your razor. It will also further soften facial hair and skin for that all so smooth shave. 

 Model: Snow / Shot by Steph N.

Beauness Point: If you have time and wanna go the extra mile a hot towel or washcloth can be an excellent way to open pores, Soften skin, and get some r&r in during the process.    









3. Time for the shaving cream and that all so gratifying lather. There are plenty of options when it comes to shaving lather. You have creams, gels, soaps, and lotions. Your best option really depends on your preference and situation. I would just suggest that you choose an option that has no harsh chemicals that could irritate and leach harmful substances into your skin.No matter what lather option you choose the best way to administer it is with a shave brush. This will create a rich lather that lifts facial hair priming it for your razor making it easier to shave. 

 Model: Snow / Shot by Steph N.

Beauness Point: When it comes to a shave brush a badger brush is the most popular for its ability to lift hair follicles and coat them with lather, but there are synthetic bristle brushes available as well. Also you should let the lather sit for about 2-3 minutes. This is a pro move making a one pass shave possible.     


4. Prep is over time for the main event, Shaving! Whether you are using a multiple blade, safety razor, or straight razor make sure it is sharp. This is key to a smooth and 

irritation free shave. Replace blades if you see any nicks, If you are a frequent shaver it is a good rule to refresh your blade every 2 weeks or so.

Model: Snow / Shot by Steph N.

 Beauness Point: Keeping your skin hot and moist is key. The best way to do this is  by shaving in the shower or right after you get out. When shaving it is best to shave with the grain, this shaving in the direction that your hair is growing. You may get a closer shave going against the grain, but you will make ingrown hairs and razor burn more likely.


5. Finish up with a splash of a quality posts shave or aftershave. This will close pores and soothe freshly shaved skin reducing inflammation.

 Shot by Steph N.

Beauness Point: A couple of splashes of cold water before you apply your aftershave will rinse the skin of any hair and shaving cream. This will also help with closing pores and reducing inflammation in skin.




So level up your shave game with these tops picks, and enjoy your shaving experience.  



#1 Way of Will 
Natural Pre-Shave Oil- Eucalyptus & Rosemary

A pre-shave is probably the most overlooked and most needed. Pre-Shave Oil effortlessly glides your razor over the skin and shaves off facial hair with ease. One of our top picks, this shaving oil from Way Of Will, contains Olive, Avocado, and Meadowfoam oil to keep your skin smooth, moisturized, and protected during your shaving session.




#2 Crux Supply Co
Double Edge Safety Razor 

Using a high-quality razor and ditching the toxic strip counterparts is a huge level up. This solid and durable double edge safety razor will give you a close, smooth shave, it also sports a classic black handle with stainless steel detail. Its unparalleled performance, paired with its stylish design, makes this razor a staple for any shaving aficionado.



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#3 Crux Shaving Brush  

High quality shaving brush featuring soft dense boar bristles.


#3 Ursa Major 
Stellar Shave Cream 

Conventional Shaving Creams are one of the most toxic things that can be lurking in your medicine cabinet. Switching to something free of the BS will help ensure extraordinary performance without the sting. The Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream is a concentrated, non-lathering shave cream that helps minimize nicks, cushions against razor burn, and naturally nourishing your skin. 


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#4 Way of Will 
After Shave Splash- Spearmint & Eucalyptus

Conventional Shaving Creams are one of the most toxic things that can be lurking in your medicine cabinet. Switching to something free of the BS will help ensure extraordinary performance without the sting. The Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream is a concentrated, non-lathering shave cream that helps minimize nicks, cushions against razor burn, and naturally nourishing your skin. 



#5 Indie Lee Gentle Daily Peel Pads 

If you suffer from congestion and razor bumps, I would suggest that you add a treatment product like this to your arsenal 2-3 times per week at night. Use one pad after you cleanse before your moisturizer. They contain natural Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) along with Vitamin C to exfoliate dead skin cells gently, dissolve excess sebum, and improve skin clarity. 


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