Let's face it, men's grooming - shaving is an invasive activity. Applying a sharp metal blade to your face cuts hairs but also removes microscopic layers of skin and can cause irritation. Contrary to uninformed opinions, you shouldn't abuse your face to get a close shave. Quite the opposite. These simple rules put together by my pals at *Menscience will minimize damage and improve your shaving results.
Shaving should be your final step before leaving the shower. The warm moisture of a shower makes hairs soft and plump and opens your pores.
Exfoliate your skin
You should take the time to remove dead skin from your face on a regular basis. Not only does this allow you to stay clear of ingrown hair, but it will also leave your skin much cleaner. The consequence that interests us the most here is that you'll be able to achieve a much closer shave.
A thin layer of skin is removed after each shave, apply after shave cream or other forms of moisturizer to protect skin surface and lock down the moisture.