A Man's Guide To Shaving: Step-by-step Shaving Process

In today's fast-paced world, the sheer variety of shaving products available can be overwhelming. From razors to creams, oils to aftershaves, the options seem endless, each promising miraculous results. But fear not, for we've curated this guide to demystify the world of shaving and help you navigate through the maze of choices.

At Cremo, we understand that shaving isn't just a routine; it's an art form, a ritual that demands precision, care, and the right products. Whether you're a seasoned grooming aficionado or just embarking on your shaving journey, this comprehensive guide will walk you through every step of the process, ensuring that you emerge with smooth and irritation-free skin.

What shaving products do you need?

In this guide, we delve into exactly what tools and products you need to start your shaving journey. Whether you’re new to grooming or are looking for tips for your son, partner, or friend, we’re here to guide you through the process.

Our products are meticulously crafted using the finest ingredients to ensure optimal performance and unparalleled comfort. With our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, we're here to accompany you on your journey to grooming greatness.

Shaving 101: The step-by-step process

Below is the correct shaving routine, brought to you by the experts… Here are our five easy steps to shaving properly.

Prepare the skin

When shaving, you want to ensure your face is prepared, this simply means clean. Thoroughly wash the area you are grooming, removing any dirt or oils.

Apply the shave cream

Lather your shave cream and apply to the area for grooming. For example, face for beard. Applying a shave cream will help give you a close shave and leave the skin smooth. When it comes to choosing a shave cream, we have three excellent options depending on your needs. For a cooling effect, we recommend our Cooling Shave Cream, for a classic shave, see the Classic Shave Cream and for a luxury experience, try the Palo Santo (Reserve Collection) Shave Cream.


Now – for the main event! The act of shaving. You want a high-quality razor for the best shave possible. With five sturdy blades, our barber grade razor has three comfort coating layers, a coated guard bar and a lubricating pool of our smooth Shave Cream recipe. Each cartridge helps prevent razor burn and irritation while providing an incredibly close and comfortable shave.

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Apply a post-shave balm

Post-shaving balm is designed to provide relief and nourishment to the skin after shaving. The cooling effect of menthol and other ingredients in the balm can provide a refreshing sensation on the skin, which can be particularly invigorating after a close shave.

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And finally, moisturise

Shaving can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and tight. Adding a moisturiser to the end of your routine, with ingredients such as shea butter and aloe vera, helps replenish the skin's moisture barrier, keeping it hydrated and supple.

And there you have it, five simple steps to absolutely smashing your shaving routine.

Explore more grooming essentials for men

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To truly complete your shaving routine, you’ll want pre and post-shave grooming to be catered for. This is where hair and body come into play.

As your facial hair has been removed, what is the next step? Hair and cologne! Men’s Styling Hair Cream is a must for the finishing touches to your morning routine. And explore our collection of Men’s Cologne to find your signature scent today.

Prefer to keep your facial hair intact? We pride ourselves on creating the best grooming products for men. All of the beard grooming products in our collection have been developed with the best ingredients to give you the best results.

From Combs to the best beard grooming bundles on the market, we’re here to provide you with the tools you need to have an amazing beard.

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