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Why You Should Add Shaving Oil to Your Grooming Arsenal

Also, how to get the closest shave possible.
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Shaving used to be a straightforward business. These days, however, there is much more to it than what we've learned from our fathers. A quick stroll through the men's grooming section will show that there are a lot of options: gels, creams, lotions, and even salves. One that stands out is shaving oil. What is it exactly?

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Shaving oil is essentially a product that has the ability to hydrate, protect, and soften a beard. A good one can even protect the skin by coating it to prevent the blade from directly grazing the skin. As a multi-purpose product, its benefits go beyond skin care. Shaving oil can fast track the shaving process by prepping the skin and replacing everything else in one step.

If you really want the perfect shave, you have to start by softening hair by using a face wash or alternatively, exfoliating. Once you're all good to go, start with a modest amount of shaving oil. A little goes a long way is the key thing to remember. Too much will defeat one of the biggest benefits of the product which is to get the closest shave possible.

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Just a few drops of shaving oil, three to be exact will do. Then, you can warm the product between your hands and apply it to your face and let it soak in. Taking your time is advisable since it'll work better as your beard and pores absorb the product. The only disadvantage to shaving oil is that it can gunk up your blade, but it's nothing a little warm water can't fix.

What's more, it can do the job of an aftershave. You definitely can top your shave off with your choice of aftershave but with that said, even if you use the most nourishing shaving oil, using harsh aftershaves will diminish the amazing effects of an oil.

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