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Grooming Tips: How to Shave in the Shower (and Not Regret It Later)

Sadly, not everyone has time for a luxurious morning shave. But if you're looking to streamline your daily routine—and not suffer the consequences—you'll need the proper supplies. From a 3-in-1 shave cream to a nick-resistant razor, here's everything you need for the perfect shower shave.

An Exfoliating Scrub

They say preparation is half the battle, and shaving is no exception. An exfoliator will help purge dead surface cells, and lift your whiskers up for a smoother, cleaner cut. Clinique for Men's Face Scrub takes things one step further, using Salicylic Acid to unclog pores and reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.

A Multitasking Shave Cream

If you're going to lather up in the shower, you should only have to do it once. CW BEGGS AND SONS Shower, Shampoo, and Shave features a 3-in-1 formula that works equally well as a body wash, shampoo, and shaving cream. Just pour a generous amount in your palm and work it in from head to toe.

The Proper Razor

Shaving in the shower is an awkward business, and the general lack of precision puts you at risk of nicks and cuts. Thus, it's important to find a razor that's designed for defense: Harry's Truman Razor features five German blades and a flexible head that are exceptionally gentle on skin. You couldn't cut yourself if you tried.

A Fog-Free Mirror

One of the biggest shower-shave obstacles is the lack of visibility, which can lead to endless scraping as you strive to catch every hair. This Fogless Shower Mirror from Zadro sticks to any flat surface, and provides some much-needed direction for your wandering razor blade.

A Postshave Savior

No matter how careful you are, the wear and tear of a shower shave will take its toll on your face. Thus, if you haven't already, we recommend swapping your alcohol splash for a moisturizing lotion instead. Baxter of California's After Shave Balm is packed with a host of remedies: Aloe for redness, Allantoin for irritation, and a hint of Menthol for a brisk, cooling tingle.

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