How To Shave Like The Pros In The NFL

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I've been shaving my face for as long as I can remember and so have you. Maybe you shave in the shower, maybe in front of the mirror with some cheap disposable razor. But professional football players have it all figured out—they know how to shave like a pro. Here are some tips on how to shave like an NFL player:

Preparation is key

Shaving is a daily ritual for many professional football players. It's important that you are mentally and physically prepared for the game, so it’s important to have a routine and stick to it. You want to be relaxed, focused on the game, and ready to go when you step onto the field.

Use a hydrating shave cream

The first step is to apply a hydrating shave cream. Hydrating shave creams will help prevent razor burn, ingrown hairs and irritation.

In order to use a hydrating shave cream properly, you must first wet your face with warm water before applying it. This softens the hair follicles and makes them easier to cut with the razor. You can also use hot water instead of warm water if you prefer.

Some people like using an electric shaver after they get out of the shower because it feels nice on their skin’s surface while they are shaving but most experts recommend using traditional razors because they have better precision and control than electric razors do

Move with the grain

The next step is to shave in the direction of your hair growth.

This will ensure that you don’t experience irritation or razor burn and it will also give you a closer, smoother shave. Shaving against the grain can help achieve a closer shave, but it can irritate your skin and cause even more redness.

Rinse the razor after each stroke

  • After each stroke, rinse the razor and wipe it dry with a towel. Tattoo artists use this technique to keep their work clean and free of bacteria. If you’re prone to ingrown hairs or razor burn, this step is especially important for keeping your skin smooth and healthy. You can either use the hot water from your sink or a bowl filled with warm water that you dip your brush into before using.

  • Use a brush and shave soap for extra exfoliation. A good shave brush will help lift hair off of your face as well as provide an easy way to apply lather onto every part of your face at once—something that can be tricky when shaving by hand. The best brushes are made from badger hair because they don't clog up like synthetic ones do (badger brushes also last longer). 

Apply a post-shave or aftershave lotion

Now that your skin is smooth and free of stubble, it's time to moisturize. A good aftershave lotion not only hydrates the skin, but also closes the pores and kills bacteria. Lotions often include shea butter as it's base ingredient because shea butter is known to absorb quickly into the skin without leaving behind any greasy residue.

After shaving, wait at least five minutes before applying your post-shave product. You don't want to apply lotion right away because doing so will trap heat on your face and make you sweat more!

Also look out for products labeled "natural" because they're generally less likely than their synthetic counterparts (which may contain parabens) to cause irritation on sensitive skin types like yours!

Shaving like a pro takes some time and preparation but it's worth it

You can shave like a pro in the NFL. Here's how:

  • Take your time when shaving, especially if you're doing it at home. You might even want to start by getting the right tools for the job, like a great razor and shaving cream.

  • Prep your skin and hair by exfoliating for about five minutes before you lather up—this will help prevent ingrown hairs and make your morning routine more efficient overall.

  • When lathering up, don't be stingy with the amount of product that you use on your face and neck—the more lubricant there is between the blade and your skin, the smoother it will go! If you still get razor burn or irritation after shaving, try using a pre-shave lotion for extra protection against irritation due to dryness after shaving without compromising closeness during subsequent shaves down the road.


If you're interested in shaving like a pro, it's worth taking the time to understand the right techniques. With these tips, you'll be able to shave with ease and confidence.

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