Tips for men

It’s your first shave. Don’t freak out.

You already did one thing right: You asked the internet for help instead of, like, your uncle or something. Now let’s do this.

What You'll Need

  • BIC Razor
    BIC® Razor
  • Dollop of shaving cream
    Shaving Cream or Gel
  • Mirror with handle
  • Smiley face icon
    Your Face
Let's Go!
Animation of shower head with water coming out

Step 1: Get Ready

  • a

    Take a warm shower.

    The humidity makes your skin more elastic.

  • b

    Get situated at the sink.

    Make sure you have a good mirror in front of you.

  • c

    Lather up with plenty of shaving cream or gel.

    Choose a brand with no alcohol. Let the lather sit on your face for a few minutes.

Animation showing blades cutting hair follicles with a razor beside it

Step 2: Shave

  • a

    Grab your BIC® Razor.

    You use the shiny metal part to shave with. But you knew that.

  • b

    Shave in the same direction your hair grows in.

    On your face, that’s probably mostly downward.

  • c

    Take it slow and easy.

    You don’t need to press the razor hard against your face. You might have to go over some spots twice or more. That’s totally fine.

Man splashing water on his face with animated water droplet

Step 3: Finish Strong

  • a

    Rinse your face with cold water.


  • b

    Pat your face with a soft towel.


  • c

    Use an alcohol-free aftershave balm to moisturize your skin.

    Um, moist!