Five Steps Everyone Should Follow for the Perfect Shave
Posted by Claire Cavanagh, 5th February 2021
At ffs, we know all about the frustrations of shaving.
In fact, it’s why our brand was born! Now, you can say goodbye to razor rash, bumps and nicks for good with our fool-proof shaving advice. Whether you shave daily, weekly, or only on your birthday, we can help you get those silky smooth results. Read on for our step-by-step guide and top tips.
The Perfect Shave
It’s time to soak
Soak skin in the bath or shower for at least 3-5 minutes (though if you want an excuse to stay in for an hour then go ahead, we won’t tell anyone). This will soften the hairs and ultimately allow for a much closer shave.
Buff your base
The perfect shave needs a great base. Exfoliate the skin with our Pre-Shave Scrub to buff away any dead skin and help your razor glide over the surface. We recommend massaging the scrub in circular motions and then rinsing, making sure to go easy in more sensitive areas.
Apply the cream of dreams
Next, apply a layer of our customers’ fave Shave Cream to the area you’re planning to de-fuzz. We LOVE this cream because it helps to prevent nicks and cuts when shaving by softening the hair and adding a protective layer. With manuka honey, shea butter and coconut oil, it also helps to lock in moisture (and smells ah-mazing).
Take your razor and start shaving using long strokes. Be careful not to apply too much pressure to the skin – remember, if you feel like you’re having to really force the razor down then it’s likely time you swapped for a fresh blade. If you’re shaving your legs, start at the ankles and move upwards. For underarms, you can shave up, down and sideways to catch every hair. For the bikini area, start off shaving in the direction of hair growth and then shave against for a closer shave.
Store it away
When you’ve finished shaving, make sure to thoroughly rinse and dry your razor to keep the blades in the best condition possible. It also needs to be stored in a dry place in your bathroom – our shower holder (which is included for free in your first subscription) is perfect for this as it can be kept easily within reach but out of the way of moisture or mess.
Dry and soothe
Once you’re out of the bath or shower, pat skin dry and apply our Post-Shave Balm to the areas you’ve shaved. This works wonders for cooling and leaving the skin silky smooth , while also helping to reduce the chance of post-shaving irritation