The simple act of shaving imposes stress on the skin. Razor bumps and burns are the visible signs of trauma that the skin endures when a razor is used. Natural shaving products and accessories will add a little bit of comfort and luxury to the daily chore of shaving.

The best time to shave will be either in the shower or right after a shower. The hair follicles fatten up and become softer which makes it easier for the blade to glide across your face. Get a close, comfortable shave, naturally. Check out our facial oils and beard oils to help increase glide.

More About Shaving:

Shaving, whether you have a beard or not, is a very personal thing. If you have a routine that works for you, stick with it. Below we offer some tips.

We like to think of shaving as three-pronged routine. 

Prepare Your Skin For Shaving

  • Wash your face to remove oil, dirt, and dead skin.
  • We recommend shaving immediately after showering or in the shower. The moisture softens coarse facial hair allowing a razor to glide more easily. 
  • If your skin is very dry, apply a light layer of a natural facial oil or pre-shave oil after washing and before lathering up. A facial oil not only softens facial hair but also helps protect sensitive facial skin from razor burn and irritation by improving glide. 

Lather Up & Shave 

  • If you are using a standard razor always use a clean, sharp blade. A dull blade can cause an uneven shave, irritated skin, or even patches of unshaven hair on your face and neck. Also remember to rinse your razor after every few strokes. 
  • Always use a naturally moisturizing shaving soap or cream to help hydrate hairs, improve razor glide, and help protect against irritation.
  • To use our natural shaving soap bar please read How To Use Natural Shaving Soap.
  • Use light, gentle strokes, allowing your razor do the work.

Moisturize After Shaving

  •  Shaving scrapes away the top layers of skin cells and also your natural face oil which can cause excess dryness and irritation. 
  • After shaving rinse your face with cool water and gently pat dry. (You want a bit of moisture to remain)
  • Gently massage skin with a moisturizing after-shave balm, pre-shave or facial oil to help your skin feel soft, comfortable and healthy. 
  • A rich natural cream is will gently soothe freshly shaven skin and help lock in moisture to prevent dehydration. 
  • Avoid alcohol-based aftershaves which can exacerbate irritation.