Our Guide to Shaving

Are you quick to shave at the first sign of fuzz? Here's our guide to avoiding razor burn, picking the right razor and beyond.

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For some men, shaving is a once weekly check-in designed to remove what I call, but by no means really is, a beard. For others, the task is performed daily, or their face would otherwise surrender to its facial hair by week's end. Either way, it's a ritual — one that men should look forward to rather than dread.

But the task itself can be annoying, so I get the natural inclination to avoid it until the last possible moment: razor burn sucks, creams can dry out the skin, razors are expensive and so on and so forth. So, trust our comprehensive guide to shaving for insight on which razors work best, which creams won't cause cracked skin, how to treat razor burn (and fast) and beyond.

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The Best Razors for Men
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Shaving should be something you look forward to. Here are the best razors to help make it so.

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The Best Shaving Creams Don't Come From a Can
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We've had enough with aerosol.

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How to Recover from Razor Burn
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With the expertise of Jason Bauers, barber at Blind Barber in NYC.

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Which Method of Shaving Is Right for You?
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Here are the four main means of getting rid of your facial fuzz — find out which one is best for you.

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How to Trim Your Beard, According to an Expert
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Mike Gilman, the founder of the Grooming Lounge, shares his advice for taming stray follicles.

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How to Get the Best Shave of Your Life
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To help us outline the perfect shave, we sought the wisdom of Taylor Brinckerhoff, barber at Baxter of California’s barbershop, Baxter Finley.

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The Best Habits and Products for a Safe, Smooth Shave
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Blade replacement, cleaning, post-shave hygiene and storage.

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