how to shave the right way - quick guide for men

What Is The Best Way For Men To Shave Their Face? (Smooth Skin And No Irritation)

If you prefer that suave, clean-shaven look - then shaving your face is an essential part of your daily grooming routine. 

And while it may seem like a simple task - after all, you've been doing it since you were a teenager - there's a right and wrong way to go about it. So how do you get the smoothest, most comfortable shave every time? 

Sit down, my friend, because we're about to dive into the most comprehensive guide on how to shave your face the right way!

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Which Men's Product Is Best For Shaving?

The first step to getting a smooth shave is to invest in the right products. You'll need a good quality razor - and shaving cream or gel designed specifically for face shaving.

"But how do I know which razor to buy?" you might be wondering. Well, that all comes down to personal preference. 

Some guys prefer traditional razors with a single blade, while others swear by cartridge razors with multiple blades. It's best to experiment with a few different types to see what works best for you.

When searching for shaving cream, look for one that's hydrating and contains no alcohol, as this can dry out your skin. And dry skin is a friend to no man, especially when trying to avoid razor burn.

Luckily for you, VITAMAN have formulated the perfect shaving gel that ticks those boxes! Our Natural Shaving Gel for Men has a crystal clear formula that makes it easy to achieve the perfect shave.

Our unique combination of plant ingredients such as Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Vitamin E, Eucalyptus Oil, and other botanicals sourced from the Australian Outback makes for a smooth shave every time.

We use anti-oxidant, rich organic white tea as our base ingredient instead of plain water. You’ll find organic white tea in almost every VITAMAN product, helping to give your skin a healthy fresh feeling.

But don't just take our word for it - our shaving gel was voted winner in the GQ Best Grooming Awards! And with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you have nothing to lose by giving it a try!

How Do Men Get A Smooth Shave?

There's no doubt that a smooth shave is a key to looking sharp and feeling confident. But how do you get there? Well, there's no one "right" way to shave your face, but a few fundamental techniques will make the process a lot easier - and make your skin a whole lot happier.

  1. First, exfoliate your skin to prevent the razor from getting clogged with dead skin cells, which may reduce its effectiveness. Getting a smooth shave requires softening your skin first, so try shaving after taking a bath or shower.
  2. If you're somebody who likes to have the temperature so hot that your skin feels like it might melt off - make sure to cool the temperature down a bit before shaving... Your skin may become too soft and more prone to cuts if it’s in very hot water for too long.
  3. Some guys believe that soap and water provide an excellent lubricant to help the razor glide smoothly along the skin, but it may actually have an adverse effect. This means you could end up with some pretty dry, flaky skin after it has dried. Not cool.


Instead, use shaving cream or gel to help the razor glide along effortlessly. This will prevent the chance of damage, and you’ll also maintain supple, hydrated skin after drying.

Now comes the fun part. You've selected the perfect shaving cream and softened your skin - it's time to get shaving! But before you start hacking away at your beard like a madman... take a deep breath and relax!

Start with slow, deliberate strokes in the direction your hair grows to avoid scrapes or cuts. And if you do happen to nick yourself (hey - it happens to the best of us!), just apply a little pressure to the area with a clean cloth to stop the bleeding and clean the razor.

  1. After shaving, rinse your face with cold water to close up your pores, making your skin less susceptible to irritation and re-occurring blemishes.
  2. Last but not least, apply a natural post-shave balm to lock in the moisturizer and protect your skin against further dryness.

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What Direction Should Men Shave Their Face?

Shaving is a personal experience that can be significantly improved by following some simple guidelines - starting with knowing which direction to shave in.

If you shave in the opposite direction of hair growth - as is customary among some people - your skin will become more prone to razor bumps and ingrown hairs. 

This is because the constant tugging in the opposite direction of hair growth puts undue stress on the skin and can cause the hair to grow back in on itself. 

Instead, shave in the direction your hair grows to reduce the effort required and prevent any nicking or cuts while shaving.

How Hard Should You Press When You Shave?

This is a common question with no easy answer because the amount of pressure you should apply when shaving your face depends on several factors - including the type of razor, your beard density, and how much shaving cream you use. 

However, generally speaking, you should apply less pressure when shaving with a double-edged safety razor than with a cartridge razor.

A rule of thumb to follow is to let the weight of the razor do the work for you - especially when using a safety razor. It's also better to re-lather and shave multiple times than to try and shave off all the hair in one go... That is unless you want to take your skin with you too!

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What Is The Best Product To Use After Shaving?

So... you've got yourself a nice clean shave, you've closed your pores with cool water, and you're ready to face the day, right? Not so fast! Your skin is still thirsty and wants to be properly moisturized.

After shaving, your skin is going to be dry and extra sensitive. In fact, it's probably already beginning to look inflamed! 

VITAMAN's Natural Aftershave Balm soothes, cools, calms, and hydrates your face after shaving to prevent irritated, itchy rashes and blemishes.

Our unique formula is infused with native Australian Botanicals and is formulated to absorb quickly, giving your skin the help it needs right when it needs it and leaving you with a blemish-free face.

Unlike other aftershaves, we don't use alcohol or synthetic fragrances - both of which can irritate your skin and dry it out even more...Instead of alcohol, we use Witch Hazel! 

Along with its anti-inflammatory properties, it's anti-bacterial - meaning it's perfect for those nasty shaving nicks and cuts.

Every one of the all-natural ingredients comes directly from the Australian outback and has been thoughtfully added to give your skin everything it needs after shaving. Leaving you with skin that is cool, smooth, and refreshed. 

So there you have it, folks - a quick guide on how to properly shave your face without damaging your skin in the process. Be sure to follow these steps the next time you break out the razor, and hopefully, you'll avoid any nasty shaving dramas in the future! 

And to eliminate any doubts on which shaving products are best  to use - try VITAMAN’s Barber Quality Shaving Kit

We guarantee - you will love it!

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Clare Castles, a seasoned beauty therapist, international skincare lecturer, and former salon owner, foresaw the rise of men’s grooming trends in Australia before they took the world by storm.

With an eye for innovation and a heart for creation, Clare embarked on a journey of discovery into indigenous biochemistry, which soon blossomed into a passion for formulating exceptional skincare products.

This unique blend of expertise and enthusiasm led to the birth of VITAMAN in December 1999, marking the dawn of Australia's first true pioneer in men’s grooming.

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