The Modern Man's Guide to Shaving in 5 minutes

Most guys are not fans of shaving all the time, but daily shaving is still a must for many men. It’s not just a matter of appearance; it’s also a comfort thing.

Regrowth is frustratingly itchy and most guys experience rashes and redness. Even men who don’t have sensitive skin will agree that unshaven days are uncomfortable days.

But what about the time it takes to shave?

Most men don’t have a lot of time to spend on grooming.

Most men don’t have a lot of time to spend on grooming. In some homes, 30 minutes in the bathroom to shower, shave and get ready for work is just not possible; especially with shared bathrooms!

So, is it possible to shave in 5 minutes and still look and feel great?

The answer is “Yes!”

Here are 3 simple tips that make shaving a breeze!



For an extra close shave it’s so important to clean pores and soften whiskers. Steam and heat is perfect for achieving this. This is why most guys shave straight after a shower, or even while showering.

Shaving in the shower can be a bit of a nightmare

Although, shaving in the shower can be a bit of a nightmare because it’s easy to miss patches!

For men who don’t have time for a nice hot shower before shaving it’s really important to wash the face with warm water before reaching for the razor.

Ideally, apply a warm face wash for at least 30 seconds to help reduce the build-up of sebum (the oily substance that coats the skin). This will also moisten and soften whiskers.

Using a quality pre-shave cream can help to lift the whiskers away from the skin allowing the razor to shave much closer. This can be massaged into the skin using a badger brush or fingers, whichever is preferred.


Razor selection

There’s nothing worse than a bad razor when trying to shave in a hurry!

It can take a lot of trial and error to find the right razor. However, it’s worth your time to find the perfect blade that you are comfortable using.

Anyone using a dull razor might as well rub their face with sandpaper

To consistently achieve a close shave, the razor needs “razor-sharp” blades – Anyone using a dull razor might as well rub their face with sandpaper; it’s cheaper and it will achieve the same results. Ideally, blades should be changed after three to five shaves, or when there is too much resistance.

A razor needs to be well-weighted and balanced. This will gives the user total control to gain the perfect close shave without nipping the skin. This will also minimize any razor burn, which is painful and not very attractive!


Post-shave routine

One of the biggest mistakes men can make after shaving is putting down the razor and rushing out of the bathroom. It’s important to wash the face to remove any excess shaving cream or residual cut bristles. Use cool water and pat the skin dry with a clean towel. This will soothe the skin.

Finish the shaving routine with a quality moisturizer or after shave balm. This will help to re-hydrate the skin and leave the face feeling clean and refreshed!

These are 3 very simple steps to follow that will ensure the perfect shave every day, and in less than 5 minutes!

Why use RUGGED & DAPPER Moisture Shield Shaving Cream?

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