I pride myself of being a little bit of an expert on shaving. Not only because I have been shaving for 20+ years, but also because I actually started shaving in a wrong way (against the grain and with no skin prep), which for many years caused my skin to be overly sensitive and have lots of breakouts. Today, through years of trial and error, I have my shaving routine down and I know exactly what works for me - and for all other guys prone to skin irritation and razor bumps! It's all about preparing the skin and stubble for the shave, using good products, shaving carefully with short, soft strokes and treating the skin afterwards.
One very important step is the shaving emollient. After testing out literally hundreds of foams, gels and creams, I've come to the conclusion that I like foam the best. Gels are usually to watery and don't generate enough of a foam and creams generally put the blade too close to my skin. So foam it is. But not just any kind of foam, because it should be rich and full - kinda like the texture of whipped cream. Sure, you might be thinking, rich, luxurious shave foam is going to cost me fortune, but that's far from the case. I've newly discovered one of the best foams I've ever tried and it's from Nivea Men (see photo). At less than $3 a can this one will far from break the bank and give you a safe, soft shave at the same time - with plenty of luxurious whipped cream foam for your face!
LOVE THE LOOK!