I feel as though we were lied to about shaving from a very young age. There are quite a few shaving myths out there, and I figured it would be important to debunk some of them before jumping into the shaving tips.

1. Myth: Shaving early will influence the amount of hair you grow on your legs and underarms.

– Fact: Nope! Hair is strictly tied to your hereditary.

2. Myth: Shaving will remove your tan

– Fact: Since your tan occurs at the lower levels of your skin, it’s impossible for razor blades to come in contact with those cells. Shaving will actually do the opposite by giving your skin a nice “polished” look that will likely improve your tan instead of dulling it.

Find more shaving myths over on Schick.com.

Shaving Tips for Men

Schick has been around since 1926, so I like to think they know a thing or two about shaving. And I pride myself on knowing how to get a clean shave, one that has taken years of product testing and practice to achieve. Below you will find a few of their shaving tips for men that I find quite valuable, and I think you will too. To see their entire list of tips, visit their Shaving Tips for Men page.

  1. Start With a Clean Face – By washing your face with soap and warm water, you remove all the oils from the hair and skin, which will allow for whisker softening. This makes shaving a breeze and your skin will later thank you for it.
  2. Shaving Cream or Gel – Apply your favorite shaving cream or gel and allow for it to settle on your skin for no less than three minutes. This will help keep moisture on the skin, reduce friction, help carry away debris, and allow you to see a clear path of what you have already shaved.
  3. Shave Direction – Always shave in the direction of your hair growth. If you want a closer shave, take your time and shave against the grain of hair growth. The former is usually what I prefer.
  4. Cold Rinse – Immediately after you finish your shave, rinse your face with cold water to remove any leftover soap or lather.
  5. Aftershave – To help soothe sensitive skin areas, apply an aftershave product. Depending on your skin type some aftershave products may contain alcohol which is known to dry out skin. Make sure you choose the right product for your skin type.

Just one last side note: always use a clean, sharp blade. Using a newer blade will help you cut through your hairs like butter and reduce nicks and cuts. There is nothing worse than having a clean shave with red sores everywhere. I recommend using the Schick Hydro® 5.

Schick Hydro® 5 Razor

Schick Hydro® 5 with extra razors

“How to Shave” Schick Hydro® Beat Scout

If the above tips for shaving didn’t help, maybe this “How to Shave” song from Schick will help.

Do you think we left out any key shaving tips that you use? Let us know in the comments.

This post is sponsored by Schick Hydro® #MakeItEpic. All opinions are my own.