October 6, 2016 by Jack

Suggesting that a pain-free shave is a simple as 1-2-3 will no doubt immediately set off a cascade of shrugs and eye-rolls among the many men whose morning ritual generates as much anxiety as a prostate exam.

Wait, though. There’s good news. The only thing keeping you from enjoying a close, comfortable shave every morning is a proper skincare regimen.

Try this routine to prove to yourself once and for all that it’s not about the razor:

1) Cleanse and exfoliate with Face Buff Energizing Scrub

Clean skin is the catalyst behind every close, comfortable shave—no matter the skin type. That’s because dirt, oil, and dead skin cells act as a barrier between your blade and your facial hair, which can cause irritation and razor drag. Face Buff’s eco-friendly scrubbing beads gently exfoliate to remove gunky buildup, allowing for a closer shave and helping to prevent ingrown hairs.

2) Shave with Beard Lube® Conditioning Shave

Though they have the right idea, that little lubricating strip on drugstore razors does next to nothing to mitigate the harm done by raking razor blades across your face every morning. That’s where Beard Lube® comes in. Rich in natural fatty acids and phospholipids, the pre-shave oil, shave cream, and skin treatment-in-one binds moisture to the skin to create a smooth glide and to help prevent irritation, nicks, and cuts. The semi-transparent, non-foaming formula is perfect for navigating around sideburns, beards, and mustaches.

3) Moisturize and Protect with Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20

The third and final step in a pain-free shave is simple, but super important. Applying an aftershave with built-in, broad-spectrum SPF protection helps soothe irritation, hydrate the skin, and provide anti-aging benefits. Period. Double-Duty’s emollient formula helps visibly improve skin’s overall appearance and provides lasting hydration without oiliness or heaviness.