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Keeping your skin smooth and hydrated is important, especially when shaving. Gillette shave preparations protect the skin against shaving irritation and discomfort, ensuring you get a close shave and your skin feels smooth and refreshed. As the world’s number one selling shave prep brand* – Gillette foams and gels are tried and trusted globally, making them the right choice to prepare your shave.
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Complement your shave with Gillette preparations
When you prepare your shave with Gillette foams and gels, you get a smooth shave while protecting your skin against irritation and discomfort. You can rest assured that your skin is getting the best treatment with Gillette foams and gels, recommended by the British Skin Foundation. Whether it’s foam, which has a lighter consistency and rinses fast from the face, or a gel, which creates a rich consistency and creamy lather helping to create a moisture-rich barrier against razor blades, preparing your shave with Gillette products take your shave to the next level.
Hydrates and softens hair
Preparing your shave with a foam or gel helps to hydrate and soften the hair, making it easier to cut while ensuring a comfortable, outstanding shave.
Lubricates and protects
Gels and foams lubricate and protect to help defend your skin against nicks and cuts, so your razor can comfortably glide for an incredibly smooth shave.
Track each stroke
See where you’ve already shaved as each stroke removes the product from your face, so you can track your progress as you go.
Leaves skin feeling amazing
Shaving gels and foams leave your skin feeling soothed and refreshed, and with a clean shave.
Tips for a great shave
Is it better to use hot, cold, or warm water to shave?
While shaving, it is best that you use warm water. Although beard hair can be particularly strong, applying water causes hair to swell, which as a result makes it softer and easier to cut. When the water is warm, this softening effect will happen faster and more efficiently. Rinsing away stubble and shave debris from the razor is also typically easier when the water is warm. After shaving, a lot of men prefer to use a splash of cold water on their face. Rinsing with cold water can have a soothing effect, especially when the skin feels hot or is experiencing a burning sensation after shaving.
What is the best way to avoid razor burn?
If the skin is not properly prepared before shaving or if the blade on your razor is dull, you are more likely to end up with razor burn. Make sure to hydrate hair in warm water for up to three minutes and apply plenty of shave gel. Also, you may want to consider changing the blade on your razor at the first sign of dullness or discomfort.
Does shaving make your hair grow back thicker?
Research has shown that shaving does not cause hair to grow back thicker, darker or faster. However, when a shaved hair begins to re-grow, the tip shape is different from an unshaven hair. This changes how the hair initially feels as it grows back, however once left to regrow completely, it will return to its former state.
In what direction should I shave to achieve the best shave?
Men's facial hair tends to grow in different directions. Start by shaving with light, gentle strokes with the grain. Then, if necessary, go against the grain for an even closer shave.
How do I avoid nicks and cuts, particularly above my upper lip?
The area above the upper lip is tricky for many men. To help avoid nicks and cuts, always leave it for last. Apply plenty of shave gel and allow this area to soak up as much lather as possible. When shaving, don't apply too much pressure. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide Precision Trimmer is really useful when shaving under the nose.
Is it okay to let my girlfriend or wife borrow my men’s razor?
For both hygiene and performance, it's not a good idea to share your razor with your partner. Women have a much larger area to shave and you may find that after only a few shaves, your blade has dulled considerably; increasing the likelihood of nicks and cuts. Tell her to try a razor specifically designed for the way a woman shaves, such as Gillette Venus Embrace