Tips for First-time Shavers

Learning to shave might seem like a daunting task, but when you’re ready, you’ll be happy to know that you’re not the first person to be nervous or want to find the right razor for your needs. 
Take a look at our tips to help you have a comfortable shave for the first time and learn how an electric shaver is a good option if you’re learning to shave and want to avoid nicks and cuts.

When Should I Shave My Mustache for the First Time?

Everyone grows hair at different rates, but you can expect the hair on your upper lip to grow in first, making it the most likely spot you’ll begin with when you explore shaving for the first time.  
Many people choose to shave their mustache because it becomes uncomfortable or the hair becomes too long. For young men ages 8 to 15, shaving is a personal decision and may be something they explore when it feels embarrassing to have facial hair or if a basic trim to shape the mustache isn’t enough.

How to Prepare for Your First Shave 

If you have never shaved before and are nervous, don’t worry! There are several ways you can make your first shave comfortable. 
Take a look at these steps to prepare and execute a great first shave.  

1. Gather Your Tools and Consider an Electric Razor When You Start Out

Not only how you shave, but what you shave with, can make your first shave experience enjoyable. While using a cartridge razor is common, many first-time shavers may be nervous about nicks or cuts. If this describes you, an electric shaver may be a good option to try if you’ve never shaved before but want a good experience.   
Keep in mind electric shavers may not cut hair as close to the skin as other types of razors, so you may have a bit of stubble, but with practice you can still experience a close shave that’s also safe for skin. Electric shavers have a razor behind a foil which protects the skin from being directly in contact with the blade.     

2. Wash Face

Cleansing your skin removes dirt and debris, opens your pores, and prepares your facial hair for your first shave. Choose a gentle cleanser and rinse well.  

3. Prep Skin

Once you’ve washed your face, it’s time to get ready to shave. Use a shaving cream or gel to create a rich lather so that the blade can cut closer to the skin. The lubrication from the cream or gel will help the blade glide well as you use your razor. 

4. Use Light, Gentle Strokes When Shaving

While shaving, apply pressure, but not too much, and be gentle as you glide the razor over your skin. Short strokes with the grain, which describes the direction your hair grows, are best rather than against the grain to avoid razor burn.  

5. Rinse Excess Shaving Cream or Gel

Once you’ve finished shaving, it’s important to remove your face as well as your razor so all of the leftover shaving cream, gel, and shaved hairs are removed. Your skin will feel smoother and you’ll keep your razor lasting longer if it’s free from the buildup from shaving.   

6. Moisturize Often

Following your shave, it’s important to use moisturizers such as facial lotion to keep skin hydrated and to make shaving easier later. You will want to moisturize on a daily basis, regardless of how often you shave, so that you prevent razor burn, ingrown hairs, and other skin issues. Plus, moisturized skin looks better and stays healthier for longer.  

Electric Shavers for a Close, First Time Shave 

The Braun Series 9 electric razor is a precision trimmer that not only provides a close shave, but allows you to experience a more precise shave. With five shaver head positions, a long-lasting battery, and the ability to wet and dry shave, this electric shaver is 100% waterproof for easier cleaning. Plus, since it includes a portable travel case and is cordless, you can use it on the go whenever you need it.  
A first shave is a first step towards a shaving experience you can enjoy and rely on long term.  

Choose Braun Series 9. The World’s most efficient shaver. 

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