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The English Shaving Company

  • How to Shave With a Cut Throat Razor

    Cut-throat razors, which are less menacingly known as straight razors, can seem like an intimidating tool of choice for shaving. Rather than the usual handle and contained blade structure more widely used when shaving your face or body, a straight razor resembles a flick knife with one singular sharp blade that is used to glide across the skin and achieve an incredibly close shave.  Straight razors have been used over the centuries as a way for men to tame their beards. They have seen a resurgence in recent decades with more men opting for the traditional approach and steering away from the plastic and disposable options we see on the supermarket shelves. Not only are cut-throat razors far better for the environment, but they are also kind to your skin too. The use of a singular blade means your skin is subject to less friction and it allows you to...
  • Shaving Abroad: Can You Take Safety Razors on a Plane?

    Packing your bags and heading somewhere hot is the perfect way to escape from everyday life and put things on pause for a while. However, there are some aspects of our daily routines that we simply cannot escape from, and shaving is one of them.  To keep up your grooming routine while abroad, it’s important to understand if you are allowed to take safety razors in hand luggage or on a plane. Fortunately, the answer is yes, but it’s important to know how to travel with your grooming accessories safely and responsibly to avoid the embarrassment of setting off alarms at security. With many countries now starting to welcome tourists back post-pandemic, Brits abroad are returning in full force. In preparation for this, The English Shaving Company has provided a low-down on how to pack your safety razors and other grooming accessories correctly to ensure a seamless and stress-free journey...
  • How To Get Rid Of Razor Burn & How Long Does It Last?

    Any man or woman who has shaved before will be familiar with razor burn. It can be a real pain, appearing anywhere on the body after shaving like your face, legs, underarms or bikini areas. Razor burn can show itself in a number of ways on the skin including burning sensations, itchiness, red bumps or tenderness but luckily it isn’t permanent and can heal itself in just a few days.  Despite razor burn not lasting for too long, it can cause severe irritation and hassle for a good few days and even escalate into more serious issues if you don’t look after your skin correctly. People with more sensitive skin are naturally more prone to irritation from shaving but once you’ve had razor burn, it’s far more likely for your skin to become prone to it as you regularly shave over the same areas.  When considering how to get rid...
  • Shaving Legs For Men: Tips & Techniques

    In some circles, men shaving their legs used to be seen as strange or emasculating. However, it is now becoming a more widespread occurrence favoured by men who are tired of having an out of control jungle on their lower appendages! Recent polls have shown that many men are now choosing to either trim or completely shave their legs on a regular basis, signalling a move away from the outdated premise that the hairier a man’s body, the more masculine he appears. For example, those who have a passion for cycling or swimming and need to prioritise aerodynamics have long welcomed leg shaving into their grooming routines, and those who simply prefer the clean and smooth look that comes with a freshly shaven leg are starting to embrace the practice more and more.  Whether you’ve noticed your leg hair becoming unmanageable or you are getting into fitness and want to...
  • 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...

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