Prepare the skin well
It is important to clean your skin well with warm water and soap before shaving. This step is important to minimise the risk of ingrown hairs and removes oil and impurities from your skin. It softens the skin and can open up the pores. The razor blade can glide easily over softened skin. This reduces the risk of irritation.
To avoid ingrown hairs, it is recommended to massage your skin. You therefore need a shaving brush and a shaving cream. This massage keeps the water on your hair. Men usually have sensitive skin. To avoid irritation, consider applying a moisturising product that prepares your hair, such as shaving foam from beard soap or shaving cream.