Five tips for the groom's wedding day shave
02 Sep 2016
A perfectly executed shave is imperative for the groom ahead of his big day. If you're not paying someone to do the job, take heed in this advice from The Bluebeards Revenge
The day of a wedding is just as nerve racking and stressful for the groom as it is for the bride; there are the pre-wedding jitters to contend with, followed by hours of meeting and greeting guests without embarrassing yourself or telling inappropriate stories. If you make it through this, then there’s eating without slopping soup all over your shirt, the first dance, and acting relatively sober in front of the in-laws – it’s difficult!
While The Bluebeards Revenge can’t help you with your table manners or dancing feet, they can help to eliminate one potentially stressful encounter – an uneven shave. Looking your best come the big day is a necessity; the photos, the constant attention, and the better half’s expectations all have to be considered. So, here are five simple tips that will remove any chance of you suffering from a bristly jawline.
1. Shave the traditional way
Supermarket shaving solutions in a tin and cartridge razors might be less time consuming, but you’re guaranteed a better shave if you’re brave enough to venture down the more traditional path.
The Bluebeards Revenge’s classic shaving cream features a revolutionary ingredient called Decelerine, which is designed to slow down the regrowth of beard hair while simultaneously nourishing and moisturising the skin. Combine this with a shaving brush when lathering and you can expect a seriously close, comfortable shave. A shaving brush helps to remove deep dirt by exfoliating the skin, whilst also lifting the hairs to allow for a closer pass with your razor.
It’s also worth considering swapping to a double-edged safety razor instead of a Mach 3. Although safety razors can look a little intimidating, they are in fact very easy to handle. These razors fit a double-edged razor blade that’s much cheaper to replace than a cartridge, meaning you’ll save money too. They do require a little more respect though, which will slow your shave down and result in a cleaner, closer shave with less nicks and cuts.
2. Use a fresh razor blade
For the ultimate close shave before your wedding day, make sure to use a shiny new razor blade. Blades usually last between four and five shaves, but with each pass they start to lose their edge. To maintain the sharpness of your blade for longer, make sure to rinse the blade regularly during your shave, dry it thoroughly afterwards, and store it in a dry place.
3. Include a second pass
For some men, shaving with just one pass in the morning is not enough, so take the time to apply a second lather to your chops. The second pass will feel much smoother and push stubborn stubble back for longer. During the second pass, pay close attention to problem areas such as the neck that are often difficult to get a really close finish on. Make sure you still follow the grain to avoid razor rash too.
4. Use a post-shave balm
Possibly one of the most important steps in preventing an ugly, irritating shave comes after you put down your razor. Make sure you apply a generous layer of post-shave balm to your face; you’ve just dragged a sharp blade across your skin, it is inevitably going to be feeling a little sore. A high-quality post-shave balm will help to soothe, rehydrate, and remove impurities from deep inside the skin’s pores leaving your face with a radiant glow when it comes to cutting the cake.
Moisturising is now a perfectly acceptable grooming routine for men. It should be applied to the face in small dabs before being rubbed in to the skin. Avoid rubbing moisturiser to the edges of your face too, as this can lead to greasy build-ups along the hairline. Regularly moisturising will keep your skin supple and free of imperfections.
And there you have it. Now you can enjoy your wedding day safe in the knowledge that your shaven face looks impeccable.