Men's Shaving Guide

Men's Shaving Guide

It's all in the preparation

No matter how many years you’ve been shaving, there’s always a risk of razor burn, skin irritation and unsightly nicks. Our advice? Don’t simply reach for the shaving foam.

Follow these shaving tips and sharpen your technique for a smooth shave, every time.

How To Shave

Clean & Soften

Clean & Soften

The key to a smooth, close shave is to soften the skin and hair, making it easier for the razor to glide over the skin and cut the hair.
To begin the softening process, rinse your face with warm water and work a small amount of cleanser over your skin. Our Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash thoroughly removes excess oil and dirt build-up, allowing the warm water to penetrate the stubble.

Follow up with an exfoliator such as our Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub. Specially formulated to smooth away rough, dead skin and other impurities, the Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub allows the razor to glide over your skin for a nick-free shave. Apply a small amount to your fingertips and gently massage onto your wet skin in circular motions – this will help to break down tough hairs. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water.

Top tip: Apply a damp, warm towel to your face for a minute or two. This will maintain the suppleness of your stubble.

Prepare

Prepare

Next, enhance the softness of your hair by applying a shaving cream. Our luxurious creams feature moisturising properties making them perfect for tackling tough stubble and razor burn.
For a refreshing shave, apply our signature White Eagle Shave Cream formulated with cooling Menthol and Camphor. For sensitive skin types, try our unscented Blue Eagle Shave Cream formulated with Aloe Vera to soothe and comfort skin.

If you’re looking for a very precise shave, we recommend our Smooth Glider Shave Cream, a transparent gel-lotion which melts on contact with skin to cushion the razor and protect from razor burn. Apply all formulas with your fingertips, massaging on enough cream or lotion to fully cover your facial hair.

If you prefer to use a traditional razor and brush method, try our non-greasy Lite Flite Shave Cream.

Shave

Shave

Always shave with the grain to avoid razor burn and shaving rashes. Start with the easier, larger scale areas such as the cheeks and sideburns, and work your way inwards, rinsing the blades between strokes to unclog any build-up. For hard-to-reach areas, pull your skin taught to prevent nicks.
Remember: don’t press hard – use light strokes and let the blades do the work.

After you’ve shaved, rinse your skin thoroughly with cool water to close your pores. You also could apply a post-shave toner such as our Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner and ensure you’ve removed all traces of shaving cream.

Nourish

Nourish

Don’t splash aftershave onto freshly shaved skin – this will only heighten irritation. It’s important to finish your routine with a soothing post-shave product.
Formulated with calming Squalene and Aloe, our Post Shave Repair Gel helps reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier against damage. Simply massage a small amount onto the skin to feel the soothing effects. For direct irritated skin relief, discover our Ultimate Man Razor Bump Relief, designed to soothe and calm affected areas.

For areas where you are keeping facial hair, apply 2-3 drops of our Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil to smooth and tame hair and will keep the skin underneath feeling nourished.

Applying Beard Oil

Kiehl’s Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil contains active ingredients that gently slough off dead, dry, itchy skin cells under beards. The main ingredients include an essential oil blend of Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Eucalyptus and Amazonian Pracaxi Seed Oil which smooths, softens, and conditions unruly beard hair while hydrating the skin beneath. Take a look at our Skincare Sessions video to watch how to apply beard oil.

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