How to Prevent Acne After Shaving

If you are experiencing acne after shaving there are some step you can take to minimize the acne and irritation. Acne from shaving differs in that while ‘traditional’ acne you would have experience as a teen in that you are dealing with blocked and irritated hair follicles. As with most things in shaving an enjoyable and effective experience starts with proper preparation and proper shaving technique. But there are some steps one can take to help

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Maintaining Stubble

I hate to admit it but there are times that I opt for the stubble look. Shocking I know. How can a man who runs a wet shaving blog ever exist without a close shave? Well, I’m only a man and, as a man, I am, at times, I get a bit lazy. Read more…

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Some Tips on a Better Neck Shave

About a month ago I posted this article after my friend Mike expressed some issues he was having with sensitive skin and shaving. The topic came up again a few days ago and he elaborated that the issue was had more to do with his neck than with anything else. I’m sure many of us have experienced it, razor burn and bumps, discomfort while shaving, ingrown hairs, redness, nicks, you get the idea.

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A Great Reason To Start Using Pre-Shave Oil

If the is an aspect of a man’s shaving routine that is often ignored it is the use of a pre-shave oil. The practice has falling away at some point in the mass market production line of shaving products which is unfortunate because using a high quality shave oil can make a big difference between an ok shave and great shave. I had the pleasure of using some of Oscar’s Oil pre-shave oils was more than impressed with the results. If you have never used pre-shave oils or haven’t had a great experience with them you really should give them a try.

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Shaving and Sensitive Skin

I was talking to my buddy Mike this morning about shaving and sensitive skin and the different ways in which he could combat the situation. The solution to the problem of sensitive skin and shaving is really a several step operation.

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The Goodshave Razor Review

For the first time on TheCloseShave.com I will be reviewing a cartridge razor. The Goodshave razor is part of a monthly subscription service not too dissimilar than some of the other subscription based options available, but there is a slightly different take on the Goodshave razor which is the reason why I decided to give this razor a try. For every razor purchased, a razor gets donated to someone in need. Cynics may call it is gimmicky, but to it me it seems like a great effort to do something good.

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How To Hold A Shave Brush

The answer to how to hold your shave brush is of course the way in which is best for you.

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