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10 Steps (And One Razor) That'll Change The Way You Shave

Follow these steps to smoother skin. Stay fresh with Bevel, the first and only razor system proven to reduce razor bumps for men with coarse and curly hair.

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When you wake up in the morning, and you've got a big day ahead of you...

...you're going to need a fresh, clean shave to help you make today 💯!

Staying free of razor bumps can be a difficult feat.

When your stubble is growing back, the hair can curl and grow back beneath the skin causing painful bumps. Using the right tools and quality products can help you avoid razor bumps.

Get a clean shave every time by following these steps:

(It's true.)

1. First, take a hot shower, or hold a damp, hot towel to your skin for at least a minute.

This opens up your pores and softens your hair.

This opens up your pores and softens your hair.

2. Now that you’re ready to get started, bring out the priming oil.

Massage a nickel-sized dollop onto the area you're planning to shave. A proper priming oil should soften the hairs and relax the skin. Priming oil will also make it easier for your razor to glide across the face and neck while preventing tugging, nicks, and irritation.

3. It’s time to lather up. First, run hot water over your shaving brush for at least 20 seconds.

Be sure to give it a good #flickofthewrist to remove excess water.

Be sure to give it a good #flickofthewrist to remove excess water.

4. Squeeze a nickel-sized amount of shaving cream onto the brush and apply to your face in a quick, circular motion.

Don't be afraid to use a little pressure here. This will help create a thick, rich, and foamy lather.

5. Let's go: Time for the shaving to begin.

Remember always to use a fresh blade. Hold the razor at a 30-degree angle.

Remember always to use a fresh blade. Hold the razor at a 30-degree angle.

6. Be sure to shave with the grain — or, simply, in the direction your hair grows.

Everyone has a different grain, and chances are it's not straight down. Make sure to find yours in order to avoid bumps.

Everyone has a different grain, and chances are it's not straight down. Make sure to find yours in order to avoid bumps.

7. Use short glides. Hold your razor under warm running water to remove excess lather buildup.

Seriously, the shorter the stroke, the better the shave. Think: 1" and make sure not to press down — the weight of the razor will do the work for you.

8. Once you’re done shaving, rinse your face with warm water.

Feel your skin to make sure the shave was close enough to your liking. If not, lather up again and give it another go. When you're done with the razor, rinse it under hot water and place aside to dry.

Feel your skin to make sure the shave was close enough to your liking. If not, lather up again and give it another go. When you're done with the razor, rinse it under hot water and place aside to dry.

9. Time to restore: Rinse your face with cold water, pat dry, and rub restoring balm onto your freshly shaved skin.

Cold water closes your pores while the alcohol-free restoring balm moisturizes your skin and prevents bumps...all without the sting.

10. Now you’re all done and ready to take on the day.

Be sure to follow each of these steps every time you shave to keep your face razor bump free!

Be sure to follow each of these steps every time you shave to keep your face razor bump free!

Use code BEVELWORKSFREE to get a free month of Bevel, the first and only razor system developed to reduce razor bumps for men with coarse and curly hair.

After the first 200 signups, the code will only get you 20% off your first month, so sign up before you miss out!

After the first 200 signups, the code will only get you 20% off your first month, so sign up before you miss out!

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