There are videos and articles posted all over the internet demonstrating the proper techniques on how to shave your face. And there is a simple way to check if your wet shaving routine is up to par: Splash and pat water onto your freshly shaven face and see if it stings or not (before applying any aftershave balm).
If you get any type of stinging facial sensation, it means your shaving routine and/or technique is flawed. If you don’t encounter any stinging sensations … Congratulations! You are one of the few!
Most men, however, will find that their face stings after this simple test. A properly executed close encounter with your blade should result in no irritation at all. So what do I do if my face stings? (more…)