So it's time to get rid of that furry monster that's been living under your nose for the last month!
It's going to take more than a razor and shaving cream to handle this, however. By using the proper tools and taking the proper precautions, shaving your moustache should be easy, quick and painless.
- ·Wet your moustache with warm water, and apply a little hair conditioner, which will help to soften the hair if it is particularly coarse or thick. Rinse the hair conditioner thoroughly out of your moustache, and allow it to dry.
- ·Trim your moustache down to a shorter length, using scissors or an electric beard trimmer. Make sure that the blades of the scissors are sharp to avoid unnecessary and painful tugging motions as you try to cut the hair. Setting the beard trimmer at the closest setting may be the most effective way to ensure a smooth and painless shave.
- ·Apply shaving cream or gel generously to what's left of your moustache. Try to use a cream or gel that contains moisturizers, such as aloe vera or vitamin E, which will help to soothe the skin after the shave.
- ·Select the right type of razor when you shave off your moustache, avoiding cheap disposable single-blade designs which can pull and tug and even nick your skin. A multi-bladed razor will remove hair more quickly and easily.
- ·Shave the remainder of your moustache, moving the razor in the opposite direction to how the hair grows. Apply little or no pressure to your skin as you shave, and be sure to rinse the blades frequently.
- ·Rinse the area thoroughly when you have finished, making sure to remove all cream or gel and loose hair. Use cold water on the newly shaved area in order to soothe your skin and close your pores, which may help to reduce skin irritation or razor burn.
·Rub a little onto the area a cream that also contains aloe vera or vitamin E will go a long way toward eliminating any itchiness and discomfort you may experience.