If you're like a lot of the dudes here at Men’s Fitness, you remember being a kid watching your dad shave in the mirror each morning. When you earned your bearded bragging rights and took to shaving your face on your own, you figured out how to remove the hair, and that’s probably about it. You didn’t run to dad to ask the do’s and don’ts. “Why do I get in-growns and that guy doesn’t?” “What purpose does a shaving brush serve?” “Do I need five blades, or will one be OK?”
Turns out, the face is a sensitive area and there is more to it than simply running a razor over it. Don't worry though— we got your back. We consulted with Troy Harris, Shaving Expert from The Art of Shaving at Mall of America in Minnesota. He sees a lot of faces from all over the US, so who better to answer some of the more tricky questions about men's facial hair. Founded in 1996, The Art of Shaving was ahead of the game by providing an experience for men who shave (most men, presumably) at a cost that wasn’t too exorbitant. With men realizing that they deserved to put a little more time, effort and care into their morning routine, other great brands followed. Harry’s, Dollar Shave Club, and Bevel are a few excellent options to look into depending on you shaving needs. So without further ado, let’s get some of these pesky questions answered. If you still have questions after clicking through, tweet us at @MensFitness or leave us a comment below.