Step by step: How to avoid beard plague?
Step 1: Wash the face
It is of great importance for the result of your shave that your skin is completely clean.
Therefore, start your shaving routine by cleansing the skin, or shave right after you have showered.
In this way, you remove dirt, grime and excess fat, which can clog pores and cause impurities.
Step 2: Apply Preshave
A preshave is an indispensable product if you want a perfect shave without irritation.
A preshave puts a protective film on the skin and softens the stubble.
It ensures an even better glide for your razor and thus reduces the risk of irritation.
Step 3: Apply product
Choose between a shaving foam in a bottle, a shaving soap or a shaving cream.
The purpose of the products is to moisten and give your razor an optimal glide, so that you avoid tears and irritations.
Step 4: Sharp and clean razor blade
The most important element in a comfortable shave without irritation is to use clean shaving equipment and a sharp razor blade.
In this way, you prevent unnecessary bacteria from being part of your shave.
Step 5: Shave with the hairs
Always shave with the direction of the beard - never against. This is to avoid burning and ingrown hairs.
Rinse the razor regularly under warm water while you shave.
Feel free to shave in front of a mirror so you can keep an eye on what you are doing
Step 6: Apply aftershave
Finish your shave by rinsing your face in cold water and patting gently with a clean towel.
Then apply your aftershave. Feel free to use an aftershave balm, as it is milder than an aftershave lotion.
The balm adds the right amount of moisture and care to freshly shaved skin.
Other important tips:
- Wash the razor carefully after use
- Change your towels daily
- Never borrow shaving equipment or a towel from others - and don't leave your own out either