Paid PostPosted on May 15, 2020Barbers Offer Solutions To Common Shaving ProblemsYou can do it, and the Gillette Barber Council can help!by GilletteBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink While social distancing is keeping you away from your barber, you're probably looking a little overgrown. If you're ready to get cleaned up, Gillette's Barber Council is here with tips for common at-home grooming challenges. Getty Images @RaySantos: Use a shaving gel that’s free from irritating ingredients.@TheStarsBarber: Use light strokes when shaving, and don’t take too many passes over the same area with your razor.@CreamTheBarber: Cleanse your face before you shave to get rid of any dirt or oils, and shave with the grain, never against it.@VinceTheBarber: Use a sharp razor. Preferably one that’s designed for sensitive skin. Getty Images @JohnCotton3: Clippers, because you never know when you may have to groom or touch up your hair.@VinceTheBarber: A trimmer to line yourself up with.@TheStarsBarber: A great razor and shaving gel.@CreamTheBarber: I like the Gillette SkinGuard Razor. It’s designed for sensitive skin, and it has a single-blade trimmer on the back to help you define your lines. Getty Images @FahDaBarber1: Make sure you have the proper products to nourish your beard. I always make sure I’m stocked up on shampoo, conditioner, beard balm, and oils that I like.@IAmJoshPereira: In the beginning, it’s going to go through an awkward stage. Shave around the beard’s perimeter to clean it up while it grows out.@TheStarsBarber: At times the growth will feel slow or stagnant, so patience is key. Getty Images @CreamTheBarber: Keep it as close to the natural line as possible. If you go up too high, tan lines tend to show a lot more in the back of the neck. Keeping your hair line below the ears is ideal. @JayRMallari: It should be about 2 inches below the bottom of your ears, or about an inch above where your shoulders meet your neck. Getty Images @RaySantos: It depends on how far down the beard goes naturally, and where you want it. There aren’t really any hard rules, so you can do it however you like it.@TheStarsBarber: It’s based on personal preference. Some guys like their beard to fall a little under the jaw, while others prefer it to be above or below the Adam’s apple.@JayRMallari: Look straight in the mirror and place your line at the bottom of the Adam’s apple. Then trim slightly higher until you achieve your desired look. Getty Images @FahDaBarber1: I recommend shaving this area.@IAmJoshPereira: If the hair in between your eyebrows is thick, then you should pluck it. If it’s thin, then you can shave it. Getty Images @JohnCotton3: A simple quarantine haircut is the Caesar haircut. With the shorter length (#1 guard), it is acceptable to cut without lining the head, so you’re less likely to make a hairline mistake.@RaySantos: Always start by using a higher number guard length than you think you need. You can always go shorter if it’s too long, but if you take too much off you can’t turn back! At-home grooming may seem intimidating at first, but you can do it with a little help from Gillette!