Schick Hydro Schick Hydro® 5 and Edge® gel for the perfect shave

One of the most important things in creating a fantastic overall look is great grooming. And for many of us that means partaking in that often dreaded daily ritual: shaving. A nice close shave is the perfect complement to a well pull together outfit. Here’s how I used the Schick Hydro® and Edge® Gel to achieve the perfect shave.

The trick to getting the perfect shave is like creating a great work of art. You have to prepare the canvas first. Preferably I like to shave in the shower. If I can’t , then it’s right after I shower. The steam softens my whiskers and opens up m my pores and prepares my skin for the shave ahead.

DCFashion Fool shaving with the grain for the perfect shave

Next lather up liberally. Since I’m bald I have to shave both my head and my face. First I shave the head and then the face. I prefer a nice thick shaving gel over shaving cream. In my quest for the perfect shave, I feel I can get a little closer shave with gel, it lasts longer and my skin doesn’t tend to dry out as with shaving cream. Edge® Extra Moisturizing Shave Gel or Edge® Sensitive Skin Shave Gel are 2 great go to choices.

I have sensitive skin but I also want a super close shave. I found I can have both with the Schick Hydro® 5 Sensitive Razor. The design of the razor has recently been improved with sensitivity and safety in mind. For sensitivity, a hydrating gel reservoir provides improved glide and comfort. This lubricating gel helps reduce friction and the redesign of the razor incorporates a greater surface for the gel to exit through new recessed micro-slits.

Schick Hydro 5 Sensitive razor for the perfect shave

Since closeness is also an important factor, I tend to gravitate toward multi-blade razors. The Schick Hydro® 5 sports 5 five Ultra Glide® blades but Schick has reduced the blade span which reduces skin budge between blades. Along with a new larger guard bar these features offer a smoother yet safer shave.

DCFashion Fool shaving his head for that perfect shave

I shave in two passes. Pass one which is the longer pass of the two is where I shave with the grain. Shaving with the grain helps to reduce irritation of the skin as well as lessens the occurrence of razor bumps. The nice thing about the Schick Hydro® 5 is the flip trimmer helps to hit those hard to reach spots. Flipping the razor with my thumb the Schick Hydro® 5 Sensitive Razor Hydrating Gel Reservoir* flips back so all five blades help to trim.

Pass two is my touch up phase. This is where I go back over any missing spots. Here is where I may shave against the grain but it’s only a light pass. I especially hit those problem areas which tend to also be my hard to reach spots. For me it’s the back of my neck or right under my chin.

For the perfect shave use Schick Hydro® and its family of products

Why spend time and effort to put together the perfect look when your shaving is not up to par? Grab any of the Schick Hydro® products and get the perfect shave for yourself. Now is the perfect time, through 3/12/16 you can save up to $11 via mPerks, Meijer’s Digital Coupons and Rewards program.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of HYDRO. The opinions and text are all mine.