Use a Razor to Shave

Edited by Grimm, Zack, Eng

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. Today, I'm going to teach you how to shave your sideburns and whatever else you may have on your face so you can have a nice smooth clean shave. And by smooth and clean, I mean smooth like a baby's bottom.

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Steps

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    Let's find a razor blade
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    I recommend Gillette, but you can use anything else.
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  2. 2
    Open that bad boy up
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    Get some water to get your face wet
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    Get yourself a bar of soap
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    Any soap will do. It doesn't really matter what type you choose. The only time it might matter is if you have really sensitive skin. As a general rule, Africans or African American skin might be more sensitive than people of other complexions. I don't know why this is, but I do know it's common knowledge among most military units that when you're expected to shave in field, it's an unrealistic expectation to expect the average African American soldier to shave with just water because of skin sensitivity. Sensitive skin is actually not a problem. It's a good thing because women in particular like sensitive skin.
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    Let's start with the little triangle mustache over here
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    Tighten your lip by pulling your lip over your teeth, and pushing your jaw out a bit
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    And then very carefully, easily and softly shave
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    You're just moving the razor across your skin to shave off the hair. Those of you with thicker facial hair may find that you need to pull a little harder. Just be careful - nice and easy.
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    Tighten up your chin here
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    Another thing to notice, for those of you who are new to shaving, I'm not doing one clean shave
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    I'm pulling a little bit here, then a little bit there, and each time I'm cutting off a little more. Let me show you. If I pull right down here, I don't end up shaving at all. It's still quite full of hair there. So I'm shaving the hair, not my skin.
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    Now I'm going to slap some water on to my face
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    I can feel stubs - that means I still have some hair that needs to be shaved off
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    Get your hand wet and get a little more soap
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    This is an important part because if you do it wrong, you're going to end up roughing up your face a bit. Remember, don't use hot water - use warm water. Hot water will pull oil out of your skin which will mess up your face.
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    I'm just pulling up repeatedly, nice and easy
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    A little over here, nice and easy
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    Get that off of there.
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    Make sure you don't here that little sound from the stubs
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    Wash your face off and go ask a girl on a date
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    You will probably have success. Or if you're looking for a job, you'll be in the same situation. Few countries in the world a holey accepting of facial hair. Some exceptions are places like Turkey, Georgia, Saudi, United Arab Emirates and many Middle Eastern countries. But as a general rule of thumb, having facial hair will usually hurt your chances of getting a job more than it will help them. So try and avoid a beard, especially if you're trying to apply for a job in North America.
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    Thanks very much for your time and attention
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    Let us know any comments or questions in the section below. I will try to answer them or someone else will. Have a great day and thanks for choosing VisiHow!
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Categories : Beauty & Aesthetics

Recent edits by: Zack, Grimm

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