Achieve a close shave by performing a series of steps including exfoliating, preparing and lathering your skin and then shaving with a razor that lets you get close to the skin while not having to press too firmly, potentially cutting yourself. For added comfort, finish by moisturizing your skin.
- Exfoliate your skin
Use a face scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells from your skin so you're not shaving off skin, but rather hair.
- Prepare and lather
After exfoliating, apply a pre-shave oil to soften your hair if you have more than a day's growth of hair on your face. After applying pre-shave oil, lather your beard with your hands or a brush, which helps to lift whiskers.
Shave with a good razor that will let you use a light stroke so you don't push down too hard, which could result in a cut.
- Treat cuts
If you do cut yourself, apply a naturally medicated stone to the cut that contains healing alum and potassium.
Apply a moisturizer after shaving while your face is still slightly damp to seal in moisture and keep your skin looking fresh.