Wet Shaving Tips for Men and Women

Wet Shaving Tips for Men and Women


Wet shaving is one of the best ways to get a close, smooth shave. It’s also an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable razors, which can be thrown away after just one use. The key to getting the best possible shave is using the right tools and techniques. Here are some tips that will help you achieve optimal results when wet shaving:

Let it soak in

The first step to getting a close shave is letting your shaving cream or gel soak in. Take this time to relax and enjoy yourself, as you will be able to see how well the product softens both your hair and skin.

Shave carefully

  • Use a sharp razor.

  • Don't press too hard.

  • Shave in the direction that the hair grows, not against it.

  • Shave in long, gentle strokes; don't make short strokes or try to go over the same area multiple times (this can cause irritation).

Rinse well

Rinsing is also important, as it helps remove any debris from shaving and keeps your skin healthy. Rinsing can prevent acne and irritation, as well as ingrown hairs.

When you're done shaving, run your face under warm water for about 30 seconds to rinse away any remaining lather or soap residue. You may want to use an alum block on your face at this point: Alum blocks help draw out any remaining ingrown hairs by tightening pores (and they smell nice too). If you don't have an alum block handy, rubbing a slice of cucumber over the area will do just fine!

Store your razor properly

  • Store your razor properly. If you leave your razor in the shower, it will rust and become unusable.

  • Don't store your razor in the medicine cabinet or bathroom--the humidity can cause it to rust or even mold.

  • Don't keep it out on the countertop either: if moisture gets into its hinge, that can also damage its lifespan and make it harder for you to open when needed!

To get the best shave, you need to wet your skin and hair, then apply shaving cream or gel and shave in the direction of hair growth.

To get the best shave, you need to wet your skin and hair, then apply shaving cream or gel and shave in the direction of hair growth. Rinse after each swipe of the razor. If you're going to use a manual razor (which we recommend), make sure it's sharp--a dull blade can cause nicks and cuts.

Afterward, be sure to store your shaving supplies properly so they don't clog up with gunk over time: Wrap blades in tissue paper before putting them back into their original packaging; put some petroleum jelly on the heads of disposable razors; wash brushes regularly with warm water only (no soap); hang open-ended tubes upside down so product doesn't leak out; keep tubes tightly closed when not in use; keep bottles upright at all times so liquid doesn't leak out onto countertops or floors--you get what we mean here!


Wet shaving is a great way to get a closer shave and reduce irritation. The key is knowing how to do it right. If you follow these tips and practice diligently, you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of wet shaving without any problems.

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