Whatever your razor of choice, a clean and sharp blades is a must-have! If your blade feels blunt then replace it before shaving.
Take it slow and steady. Don’t rush.
Don’t press too hard.
Rinse the razor frequently in warm, soapy water to help prevent clogging and to ensure you get the most bristles in a single pass.
Shaving against the direction of hair growth is major cause cause of razor burn, redness and rashes. So try to shave in the direction of your hairs’ growth as this will reduce tug and pull and lessen the chance of irritation.
Generally speaking this is down on the cheeks / chin and upwards on the neck. If you are at all unsure, run your finger across your stubble to see which direction the hair is growing.
Take special care when shaving around the sensitive neck area.
For heavy stubble or several days’ growth focus on short gentle strokes and thorough rinsing.
If closeness is a problem, re-apply your shave prep and try shaving carefully across the grain (XTG) in a second pass.
Tip: Only a few missed bristles separate a good shave from a great shave. Use your finger tips to feel for any missed bristles before you finish and rinse.