How to Use a Shaving Brush

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Admit it—you like to occasionally pamper yourself, too.

Last year, men spent more than $4 billion on personal grooming products, and most of this money went to skincare.

There’s nothing wrong with a little “mampering.” Every guy should embrace his inner George Clooney, and that starts with getting the perfect shave. There’s one often-overlooked way to accomplish this: a great shaving brush.  

Yes, we know you’ve been shaving since you hit puberty, but too many men still haven’t gotten the hang of using a shaving brush — if they’ve used one at all.

Regardless of the size, shape, hair grade or hair type, a good shaving brush is essential. Every guy should be schooled in the art of using one. Here’s your step-by-step guide (you can thank us later):

Step # 1: First, apply pre-shave oil to soften your beard before you begin shaving. This lets the razor glide easily and cut the hairs without irritating your skin.

Step # 2 Next, soak your shaving brush with warm water and shake off any excess moisture. Put your shaving cream into a shave bowl and lather the cream by whipping the brush and cream in the bowl. (Tip: Use a premium product with all-natural ingredients with your shaving brush to get an even smoother shave).

Step # 3: Lather up! Using the brush, rub the shave cream onto your face in a circular motion. The more pressure and speed you apply, the richer the lather, which leads to to a smoother shave.

Step # 4: Start shaving. Take your time and always shave with the grain of your hair first. If necessary, shave against the grain to remove any stubble you’ve left behind. When you’re done, rinse your face with cold water and apply moisturizer.

Step # 5: Take care of your shaving brush. Rinse it with warm water after each use and dry it off before using it again.

Shaving brushes are a grooming must. The bristles of your brush soften the skin underneath your facial hair, giving you a clean, smooth shave. They also exfoliate your skin, get rid of ingrown hairs and reduce the chances you’ll cut yourself when shaving. Bottom line: You need one. Don’t shave without it.

Why All Guys Should Invest in a Good Moisturizer

 

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Guys, you actually need moisturizer.

And we’re not talking about the flowery, scented stuff your wife or girlfriend uses. Or the cheap, store-brand stuff you bought because you caught a good BOGO deal. If you put a shoddy product on your face, imagine what you can expect long term.

Taking care of your skin is non-negotiable, and that goes for even the manliest among us. A good-quality moisturizer should be as much a part of your grooming regimen as shave cream, cologne and deodorant. If you still aren’t convinced, here are three reasons you should stock up.

Because Dry Skin = No Bueno

Weather has a huge impact on your skin. There’s less moisture in the air when it’s cold, which leads to dry, flaky skin that even the most outdoorsy guy can’t contend with. Heat isn’t good either, as the sun can pull moisture from unprotected areas of your skin. Using a moisturizer with shea butter is a great way to restore your skin’s moisture balance. Shea butter protects your skin from UV rays, pollution and dehydration. It also stimulates collagen production, which makes fine lines and wrinkles less visible.

Another tip: don’t just moisturize your face. You also expose your ears, neck and chest every time you step outside, so apply moisturizer to those areas, too.

Because There’s No Fountain of Youth

Aging is inevitable, and with it comes certain skin imperfections. While these are all signs of every late night and youthful adventure you’ve experienced, there are things you can do to minimize the signs of aging. Men should use a textured moisturizer that lifts and firms, since their skin is usually more thick and coarse than women’s.                                                                                                                
Want healthy, younger-looking skin? Then stay away from moisturizers with dyes, sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens (preservatives often found in cosmetic products) that can dry and irritate your skin. Instead opt for moisturizers with aloe, which hydrate and tone the skin and fight early signs of aging.

Because Bar Soap Just Won’t Cut It

If you’re cleansing your face with the same stuff you use to wash your back, then you probably need a good moisturizer. Harsh soaps — and even the detergent you use to wash your clothes — can strip moisture from your skin. To combat this, use a moisturizer with ingredients that enhance cell renewal and antioxidant protection, like willow bark extract, grape seed and acai oils.

You don’t need a complicated skin care routine to have good-looking skin, but you do need to invest a little effort to get there, and that starts with choosing the right moisturizer. Trust us, your face will thank you for it.

GMA 'Deals and Steals' Spotlights TENZING

 

Yesterday, TENZING received its first media placement. Our Adventure Packs were featured on Good Morning America's Deals and Steals website as a must-have-beauty product. We were so excited and honored that GMA chose TENZING, and that so many people were able to experience our pure and natural skincare products. 

From aloe to shea butter and açaí berry, all of TENZING’s products are formulated using natural ingredients with anti-aging properties.

Every man wants to put his best foot forward every day, and that journey begins with what you see in the mirror. Our goal at TENZING is to create great products that leave you feeling and looking your best. We’ve formulated something we are proud to use on our own faces, proud to share with our fathers, brothers, friends and sons — and proud to share with you.



Founder Spotlight: Preston Hage

TENZING Skincare for Men was started by three friends who share a passion for excellence in everything that they do—including perfecting and refining men's skincare. But who are the faces—pun intended—behind the TENZING skincare brand? We want to introduce you to each of us on a personal level so that you can see what motivates and drives us as men, fathers and entrepreneurs. 

In our final founders' blog post on this series, we spotlight Preston Hage. Read on to learn more about Preston!

 

What is your favorite movie quote?

“The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.”  -Captain Jack Sparrow 

What is a quality you admire in others? 

Loyalty.

What is your lifelong dream?

I have always dreamed of building a successful business that would allow me to pay it forward and live generously and charitably.

What is the one thing you have always wanted to do?

In the future, I hope to learn another language.

When formulating the first few TENZING products, what did you find to be the biggest challenge?

It was crucial to the three of us to make sure that we had the correct balance between the ingredients in order to make the perfect formula. For example, with our Shave Cream the lather needed to be “just right”—not too thick, but certainly not too thin. We also knew that our the scent couldn't be too overpowering, but still soothing to the senses. The three of us didn’t stop until we had it perfected.

October 20, 2021 by The TENZING Team

Founder Spotlight: Dan Pettit

TENZING Skincare for Men was started by three friends who share a passion for excellence in everything that they do—including perfecting and refining men's skincare. But who are the faces—pun intended—behind the TENZING skincare brand? We want to introduce you to each of us on a personal level so that you can see what motivates and drives us as men, fathers and entrepreneurs. 

Today, we spotlight Dan Pettit. Read on to learn more about our founder!

What is the most rewarding advice that you’ve received?

Be authentic to who you are, including all your flaws and imperfections, and you will find out who your true friends are.

If you were a superhero what would your powers be?

Easy - who wouldn't want to fly and be invisible? What a perfect combo.

What would you be doing if you didn't start TENZING?

I would be spending more of my free time with my amazing wife and two sons. 

What fortune would you want to get from a fortune cookie?

“Ask and it shall be yours.”

Where is your favorite place to travel?

Italy is by far my favorite destination. My family and I have traveled many places, but the culture, food, landscape and people in Italy are all amazing.

 What type of product do you want to launch next?

Something that complements our current product line and continues to improve a guy's five minutes in front of the mirror. We want each of our products to help you Start Your Day Great™!

Founder Spotlight: John Crescenti

TENZING Skincare for Men was started by three friends who share a passion for excellence in everything that they do—including perfecting and refining men's skincare. But who are the faces—pun intended—behind the TENZING skincare brand? We want to introduce you to each of us on a personal level so that you can see what motivates and drives us as men, fathers and entrepreneurs. 

Today, we spotlight John Crescenti. Read on to learn more about our founder!

 

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Which TENZING product can you not do without? 

I love the Pre-Shave Oil, which is interesting because I never used a pre-shave oil until we created the company and formulated our own. The 100% natural oils are super nourishing to your skin and provide an extra-close shave, and it doesn't leave any oily residue on your face. I love it!

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list? 

I would love to travel for a year with my wife and three girls and have our children experience the world. This would be a great way for them to grow intellectually and experience new cultures.  

Who is your favorite superhero and why? 

I've never really been into comics and superheroes. I could make up an answer, but I'd rather pay tribute to all the true heroes that serve our country and local community. I am forever grateful to them.

If you could go any where in the world, where would you go and why?  

I would like to travel to one of the more remote places in the world—either Tristan de Cunha in the south Atlantic Ocean or Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. I would like to experience life without all the distractions and commodities we have on a day to day basis, such as life without TV, iPhones, or Starbucks.  I think it would be a great experience! But in reality, I'm sure I would only last a week or so. 

What is your favorite hobby? 

Eating good food and traveling. I'm an admitted foodie. I also love experiencing new places with my wife. 

Stay tuned for more in our founders blog series, coming soon. And, don't forget to Start Your Day Great !
October 08, 2021 by The TENZING Team