Irritation, dryness, stinging... If you experience one of these sensations after shaving, something probably went wrong. Shaving frequently doesn’t necessarily make you an expert.

Discover the 5 mistakes to avoid for an easy, comfortable shave:

1. Washing your face with cold water before shaving

Why: cold water constricts your pores, which prevents your shaving cream from achieving the desired results.

What to do: rinse your face with warm water to open up your pores and make shaving easier.

2. Not exfoliating your skin

Why: it’s important to remove the outermost layer of dead skin to allow for a closer, cleaner shave.

What to do: exfoliate your face before you shave to thoroughly cleanse your pores and reduce the appearance of imperfections. Our Face Scrub is formulated with bamboo particles that release and prevent ingrown hairs. Your skin will be prepared for a close, even shave and your skin texture will be improved.

3. Using a poor-quality shaving cream

Why: using a low-quality cream will not offer the protection necessary to ensuring a safe shave.

What to do: use a product that moisturizes the skin instead of drying it out. Our Moisturizing Shave Cream has a gentle formula that prevents redness, irritation and ingrown hairs, all while maintaining your skin’s natural moisture balance.

4. Using a bad razor

Why: using a bad razor or dull blades can lead to more painful nicks and cuts, and will give you an uneven shave.

What to do: change your razor after every 4 to 5 shaves. After shaving, bacteria settle in your blades, damaging them. Changing your razor more often will help you avoid cuts and prevent irritation.

5. Using an aftershave with alcohol

Why: Alcohol dries out and tightens the skin, causing discomfort.

What to do: moisturize the skin after each shave with an non-alcoholic aftershave lotion or moisturizer to prevent irritation and redness. By using a face moisturizer adapted to your skin type, you will help maintain optimal hydration levels for your skin.

If you’re able to avoid making these mistakes, your skin will be less damaged, shaving will be easier and more enjoyable, and feelings of discomfort post-shave will be a thing of the past.

For a complete shaving routine, use these 3 products: the Face Scrub, the Moisturizing Shave Cream and one of our Moisturizers.