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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!


The Morning Shave


  • 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!


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


  • 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.


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

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