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Pluck, wax, or shave your way to smooth skin with the help of these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Warm water
- A razor
- Shaving cream
- A mirror
- A sink or basin
- Cool water
- And a towel
- The aftershave lotion or moisturizer or your choice
- A washcloth (optional) (optional)
- Styptic pencil (optional) (optional)
- And some tissue or toilet paper (optional) (optional)
Shave around lips
Shave the remaining areas above and below your lips. For a closer shave, contort your mouth as needed.
Fill your sink or basin halfway with warm water.
Wet a washcloth
Wet a washcloth with the warm water and hold it to your face for a few minutes to soften the hair and open up your skin's pores.
Check the blade
Check to see if the blade on your razor is fresh. If not, replace it. Shaving with a dull blade increases your chances of cutting yourself.
Apply shaving cream
Squirt a small amount of shaving cream into your palm and, using the fingers of your other hand, spread it evenly over your stubble. Watch what you're doing in the mirror.
Shave one side
Concentrating on one side of your face, start near your sideburns and slowly drag the razor downward in the direction your facial hair grows. Use light but firm pressure.
Shave other side
After every few strokes, rinse off your blade in the sink to keep it from getting clogged with hair. Continue shaving, and when you've finished one side from your ear to your jaw line, move to the other side of your face.
Shave chin and neck
When you've finished both sides, tackle the trickier spots—your chin and neck. Shave more slowly and carefully in these areas, stretching your skin with one hand while shaving with the other.
Check your face
Check to see if you missed any spots on your face, especially just under your jaw line. If so, go back and shave them. You may want to reapply some shaving cream.
Rinse and dry face
Rinse your face with cool water and remove any remaining shaving cream, then pat your face dry with a towel.
Apply aftershave or moisturizer
Apply aftershave or moisturizer to revitalize your traumatized skin. Now go get 'em, handsome!