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the Best Time To Shave for Maximize Results

Updated: Dec 17, 2019


This is a question I hear all the time with good reason. A proper shave isn't a quick process and if you can stretch out the time between them that is a big bonus. And You know, there really isn't a definitive answer to this question.  But, I can definitely point out a few advantages and disadvantages for each in the above video. Or, if you'd simply like to just read my thoughts, please see below!

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The Morning Shave

Pros.

  • The shadow fighter - Some men's beards can be both darker and tougher, so a morning shave can help to prolong the dreaded  5 o'clock shadow.

  • Rise & Shine - we all have our ways of waking up in the morning.  For some, the step-by-step approach to shaving: Prep, Shave & Refresh (see my Quick & Classic Shaving Tips), can help do the trick!

Cons.

Nicks/Irritation - Getting out of the door in the morning, can at times be a "mad dash".  So, having this type of a routine in the morning, may do your face more harm than good!

The Evening Shave

Pros.

  • Slow -n- Steady - An evening shave can provide more time to getting a closer and "cleaner looking" shave.

  • The Healing Effect - While we sleep, our bodies including our skin, regroup and heal.  For this reason, newly shaved skin has the opportunity to "heal itself" before the morning grind.

Cons.

The tough beard - If your beard is dark and very heavy, another shave may be necessary in the morning.


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