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Some men prefer presenting themselves with a clean shave. Yes, it is a little bit challenging to keep a smooth finish, but with the right tools in your arsenal, you can achieve this look without any problems!

What is a clean shave?

A clean shave means removing all facial hair, leaving smooth, stubble-free skin. 

To achieve this, you will need a sharp razor, quality shaving cream, and aftershave balm. Proper technique and skincare are also essential to avoid irritation and maintain healthy skin. 

A clean shave can enhance your appearance and boost confidence, making it worth the effort. Whether you prefer a traditional wet shave or a quick electric razor, the key is to find what items work best for your skin and grooming routine. 

To start taking that road to a smooth finish, check out these clean shave essentials.

Cardon Purifying Clay Cleanser

The Cardon Purifying Clay Cleanser, priced at $20, offers a unique blend of a detoxifying clay mask with a hydrating face wash. Award-winning and gentle enough for daily use, it uses cactus extract and a tri-clay blend to deeply cleanse and remove excess oil without drying out the skin. The tri-clay blend has four times the absorption power of charcoal, clearing debris effectively. 

To use, apply a nickel-sized amount to wet hands, lather, and massage onto the face and neck for 30 seconds before rinsing thoroughly.

Kiehl's White Eagle Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream

One crowd favorite is Kiehl's White Eagle Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream for its cooling menthol and camphor formula, which provides a close and comfortable shave. Available in various sizes, starting at $12, it is suitable for all skin types.

To use, simply apply a small amount to your skin without water, shave, and then rinse and pat dry. This brushless cream leaves your skin primed for a smooth shave, helping to prevent razor bumps and maximize comfort.

Nivea Men Sensitive Cool Post Shave Balm

The Nivea Men Sensitive Cool Post Shave Balm, priced at around $22, is a soothing balm that relieves irritation, redness, dryness, tightness, and itchiness. Infused with chamomile extract and alcohol-free, it provides long-lasting hydration and is fast-absorbing. 

To use, apply liberally on the shaved area, avoiding the eye area. This balm is suitable for all hair types and sensitive skin, instantly calming and soothing skin irritations while leaving a comfortable cooling sensation. It is dermatologically approved for men with sensitive skin.

Gillette ProGlide Razor

Priced at around $10, the Gillette ProGlide Men's Razor features FlexBall technology that adjusts to the contours of your face for a close, comfortable shave. It has five anti-friction blades, a Precision Trimmer, and a Lubrastrip for added comfort. The razor's microfins gently stretch and smooth the skin, while the enhanced Lubrastrip ensures a smooth glide. 

The precision trimmer is perfect for styling facial hair and reaching hard-to-reach spots.