What is the best shave for you

What's the best shave for you?

Electric or traditional blade? What shaving cream is best for you? We take a look at how you can get the most comfortable shave and find the right process for your grooming routine.

Manual vs Electric Razors

What provides the better shave: the traditional razor or electric? It’s estimated that guys spend upwards of 50,000 minutes of their lives grooming their facial hair, so then, it only makes sense that you’d tackle this daily practice with a bit of knowledge.
If it ain't broken, don't fix it

Manual Razors

While running a sharp piece of metal over your skin does sound odd when worded that way, traditional razors absolutely provide the closer shave. Beyond a better shave, traditional razors, and especially old school safety razors, are quite a bit cheaper out of the gate and are very accessible. The process is longer however and exposes you more easily to micro-cuts and an itchy beard. That's why when using a manual razor, NIVEA MEN Sensitive Shaving Gel is perfect to help protect your skin against the five signs of irritation.

Best shave for you

Electric Razors

Though you're not getting as close a shave, the electric razor does provide a great deal of benefits. There is simply no way to get a quicker shave - no water, no lathering, no bathroom! So for those of us who don't have much time to spare, this is often the go-to. Beyond the speed, many argue that electric razors reduce nicks, cuts, and hence irritation. However, it is still important to care for your freshly shaven face, that's why NIVEA MEN Sensitive Skin & Stubble Balm is perfect for that after-shave freshness and protection.

DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS

At the end of the day, it all comes down to what you value. While the traditional blade does provide a better shave, it simply isn't as fast as the electric, and that's a call you're going to have to make. Whatever your method, a little extra effort goes a long way.

Shaving just out of the shower or after you cleanse your face, ensures that your pores are open and your stubble is soft allowing you to get a better shave, whatever your instrument of choice.

Always start with a pre-shave product such as a gel, foam or cream to protect your skin and relieve it from the trauma caused by shaving. As shaving removes the uppermost layer of skin, the skin is more exposed and thus more likely to develop micro cuts. After shave balms or splashes helps to heal, calm and soothe your skin by restoring it with nourishment.

Moisturising your skin as the last step is vital after shaving as it provides the skins surface with an additional layer of protection, helping strengthen your skins natural barriers.

For more tips on keeping your facial hair looking great, check out our Expert Beard Grooming Tips.

Different strokes for different folks