The Ultimate Guide to Shaving: Dos and Don'ts for the Perfect Shave

The Ultimate Guide to Shaving: Dos and Don'ts for the Perfect Shave

Shaving is a daily routine for most, but are you doing it right? Proper preparation, product selection, and technique are crucial for achieving a smooth, irritation-free shave. Read on for tips from the Brotherhood on the dos and don'ts of shaving. 


  1. Do exfoliate before shaving - Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, resulting in a closer shave and less irritation. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub 2-3 few times a week.

  2. Do prepare your skin - Soften your facial hair by washing your face with warm water or taking a shower before shaving. Use a pre-shave oil, such as Ministry of Shave's Lemon Pre-Shave Oil, to provide a protective barrier between your skin and the razor, allowing for a smoother glide.

  3. Do use a sharp razor - A dull razor can cause more irritation and cuts. Replace your razor blades frequently, and consider investing in a high-quality razor with multiple blades.

  4. Do shave in the direction of hair growth - Shaving against the grain can cause ingrown hairs and irritation. Follow the natural direction of your hair growth for a closer, less irritating shave.

  5. Do moisturize after shaving - After shaving, apply a moisturizer or After Shave Balm to soothe and hydrate your skin. Choose a light moisturizer to avoid clogging pores.



  1. Don't shave dry - Shaving without proper lubrication can cause razor burn and cuts. Always use a shaving cream, gel, or oil to protect your skin and provide a smooth glide.

  2. Don't apply too much pressure - Applying too much pressure can cause irritation and cuts. Use a light touch when shaving, allowing the razor to do the work.

  3. Don't use old or expired products - Old or expired shaving products can harbor bacteria and cause skin irritation. Check expiration dates and replace products regularly. Treat yourself to working products! 

  4. Don't share razors or shaving products - Sharing razors or shaving products can spread bacteria and increase the risk of infection. Use your own products and tools to ensure a clean, hygienic shave.

  5. Don't skip the post-shave routine - After shaving, take the time to apply a balm or moisturizer or any other post-shave products you may need. This will help soothe your skin and prevent irritation.

By following these dos and don'ts, you can achieve a smooth, irritation-free shave every time. Take your shave to the next level- shop our selection of shaving products today and experience the difference for yourself.


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