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The English Shaving Company

  • Step-By-Step Men’s Daily Grooming Routine For Lockdown & Beyond

    With most of us spending the majority of our time inside our homes at the moment and only coming into contact with other people at the supermarket, it’s easy to slip out of old grooming routines and stop taking good care of ourselves. Perhaps you’ve decided to grow a hefty beard, let your hair grow down to your shoulders or maybe you’ve shaved your head completely in an effort to cure some boredom?    As the pandemic has passed the peak and we approach the prospect of being allowed outdoors more often, it’s time to start picking up where you left off with your grooming routine - not just to look good but also to feel good about ourselves at a time of such uncertainty. To help you get back into the swing of things, here’s a simple male grooming routine to try and stick to in the coming weeks...
  • All The Benefits Of Using Natural & Organic Hand Soap

      When shopping for hand soaps, it’s tempting to opt for the most colourful and strongly scented product on the shelves in an effort to have fantastic smelling skin. After all, who wouldn’t want hands that smell like grapefruit, roses or pomegranates? However, at a time when hand hygiene has never been more important, it’s crucial to consider the chemicals, properties and sources of our hand soap to make sure we are prioritising soothing and natural hygiene products over the luxurious looking and smelling hand soaps that take centre stage in most shops.   Organic hand soap is produced using solely natural ingredients and, while it may not always look the most appealing or smell like vibrant tropical fruits, organic soap is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and naturally-occurring nutrients that work wonders for the skin. If you have irritable or sensitive skin that flares up or becomes sore when using regular...
  • Home Remedies For Dry Cracked Hands

    Having dry or cracked hands that itch, swell or hurt can be problematic if they’re not dealt with in the right way and with the right products. Irritated skin might seem like a minor issue to those who have never experienced it, but it can get in the way of day-to-day life and severely affect the mood of those who struggle with it.  There is a range of causes of dry skin - from environmental factors such as weather or routine to the dryness being caused by a medical condition. Luckily, once you understand what’s causing the dryness there are a number of home remedies for dry or cracked hands that can help to soothe and, in some cases, get rid of the issue completely. What causes dry hands? There are a number of reasons dry hands occur, some of which are easier to fix than others.  Medical conditions Many...
  • Soap For Sensitive Skin & Eczema: What To Look Out For

    With so many potentially harmful bacteria and germs finding their way onto your skin in day-to-day life, thorough and regular hand washing is essential. While a strict hand hygiene regimen is important, having dry, cracked and simply unhappy skin on your hands isn’t something you should have to deal with. Those with problematic and irritable skin will know the struggle of having to wash your hands, despite how dry and painful the soap can make your skin. Whether you struggle with a specific skin condition like eczema or dermatitis or your skin is just prone to irritation, finding a soap for sensitive skin has never been easier. There are plenty of hand soaps out there full of natural, moisturising and balancing ingredients that can keep your hands happy and germ-free.  Which is the best soap for sensitive skin? Just like the face, each person’s hands have a unique make-up and...
  • Our Best Grooming Accessories

    Your beard care routine simply isn’t complete without the right products. You may think your electric beard trimmer or razor is all you need to get your beard looking suave, but in fact, there are a number of accessories that make getting the right look so much easier. At The English Shaving Company, we pride ourselves on our vast collection of beard care and shaving products, helping everyone to get the best shave or grow the greatest beard of their lives.  Our beard accessories range includes mirrors, stands, bowls - pretty much everything you need to get a more effective shave or a tamed beard. Here are some of our favourite accessories from our range, available through our online store. Blade guards. Blade guards have one main, simple job; to protect your razor blades in between use, preventing them from becoming dirty or damaged. It’s a popular choice for those...
  • Benefits Of Beard Oil And Why You Should Be Using It

    Beard oil is not necessarily essential for beard care, but is recommended. It is a product that helps to keep beards soft and nourished when they need it most. With so many beard care products on the market, it can be confusing to remember what each one does and how using it can benefit your entire beard care routine. What are the benefits of beard oil? Here are a few ways beard oil can be a treat for your beard, and why you should add some to your beard care collection. Nourishes and hydrates your beard. Beard oil works on each individual beard hair, making each one softer to the touch and much more manageable. The oil also works wonders for the skin underneath your beard too - your skin will absorb the oil, preventing it from drying out when washing it post-shave. Moisture is quickly replenished before becoming dry...
  • How To Fade A Beard

    At one point or another, we’ve all wanted to try the ultimate beard fade to see if we can pull it off ourselves. If you’ve got the trimming basics nailed on the head then there’s no reason why you can’t give it a good go! Getting it right might take a few attempts, but with the right fade, you can transform your entire look. As many of us have varying beard lengths, it’s so important to get things right, blending your beard, sideburns, and hair together in the right way. Get it wrong, and you can give off the impression that you don’t know what you’re doing. To understand the best way to fade your beard, we’ve put together a quick guide to get you started and to teach you the basics of getting the fade you’ve always wanted. Here’s how to fade a beard the right way. Trim your...
  • Synthetic vs. Badger: The Shaving Brush Debate

    Synthetic shaving brushes make a shaving routine more effective, but how do you know which shaving brush is right for you? If you’re a fan of a good wet shave, you may already be using the shaving brush and shaving razor combination for the ultimate close shave. There are many benefits of synthetic shaving brushes over badger hair brushes, but what is the real difference between the two? We’ve compared synthetic vs badger shaving brushes to settle the debate and to help you choose what’s right for you. With so much to choose from, you’ll hopefully gain a bit of knowledge as to which brush is better for both you and the environment. The main types of shaving brush. There are four main types of shaving brush: Badger  Boar Horse Synthetic Two of these types are the most popular. The badger hair shaving brush has been the go-to shaving product...
  • How To Make Your Beard Soft

    A common question that men ask when growing a beard is how to make it soft. If your beard feels rough to the touch and quickly begins to itch as it grows then this means you need to take action. Thankfully, getting the ideal soft beard isn’t difficult, especially when you know the tips and tricks involved in nourishing and caring for your beard in the right way. First, let’s talk about some of the reasons why your beard might be rough to the touch. Why does my beard feel rough? You’ve started to grow out your beard and are patiently waiting for it to grow to your desired length. However, you’re quickly finding that your skin is becoming itchy underneath and you aren’t quite sure how the men of today manage to get through this itchy stage! Don’t be tempted to get out that razor however, as there are...
  • Should I Be Using A Shaving Brush?

    Shaving brushes make the task of shaving your facial hair much easier, and as they’ve been around a while, it’s clear that they are a popular tool in the wet shaving market. If you have a professional cut throat shave once in a while, you will more than likely see shaving brushes being used, or if you’re serious about beard grooming, then you might already have one! However, if you’re new to shaving brushes you are probably asking yourself the question, “Should I really be using a shaving brush?” The answer completely depends on your personal preferences and what you want to get out of your shave. A lot of men like convenience, and squeezing out a dollop of shaving foam or lathering up soap with your hands and rubbing it onto your face is the quickest and easiest way to shave. However, using a shaving brush has its benefits...

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