Step 5 - shave with the grain
The razor must be clean and sharp for optimum results. A really good razor with a super sharp blade is a must.
Shaving should be done with the grain of the beard. Usually stubble grows downwards so the razor should follow the line down. For a closer shave, the razor can be brought across the grain but should not be used against the grain! This will cause irritation, redness and razor bumps. Pressing too hard can also lead to bumps and nicks.
Sideburns, cheek, and neck should be tackled first. Leaving the product on your lip and chin while you shave the other areas allows it to really work on the softening the beard and conditioning the skin.
Dovo Ebony Open Razor with Engraving Plate - £150.00 - The Gentleman's Shop
Keep it sharp with... Cyril R Salter Combination Strop & Honing Stone - £47.50 - The Gentleman's Shop
Merkur Futur Brushed Steel Razor - £43.00 - Mankind
Merkur Stainless Platinum Safety Razor Blades 10 Pack - £4.99 - Mankind
Edwin Jagger Mach 3 Razor with Imitation Ebony Handle - £64 - Cupid & Grace
Gillette Mach 3 Turbo Replacement Blades - £12.99 - Boots