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  • How to Use a Shaving Brush in Your Grooming Routine

    The shaving brush is arguably one of the more forgotten and neglected elements of the average male’s grooming practice today. Many men choose to leave this step out of their routine either to avoid the extra time it takes in the morning or the effort involved in using another shaving tool each day.  Actually though, once you have incorporated a high-quality shaving brush into your daily shaving, it won’t be long till you can’t shave without it. Shaving brushes have been used by men for centuries, and rightly so, as they have enormous benefits for both the condition of your skin and the closeness of your shave.  Not only does a luxury shaving brush add character and charm to your bathroom shelf, but it also prepares the skin for a close shave and reduces the chances of post-shave irritation.  What does a shaving brush do? Softens your skin The bristles...
  • How to Create a Vegan Grooming Routine

    Britain is a key player in the global vegan movement, having launched more vegan products than any other nation. Though the biggest change so far has been with the growth of people eating a vegan diet, veganism is also prompting big changes in a range of other industries - health and beauty being one of them.  Many brands have found themselves under scrutiny in recent years for selling products that are made using animal products or tested on animals in the production process. The English Shaving Company pride ourselves on offering sustainable, eco-friendly and cruelty-free grooming products, such as a synthetic shaving brush, plant-based hair care or moisturisers using natural oils.  In 2020, it’s easy to create and stick to a vegan grooming routine without having to compromise on the quality of products you use.  Common non-vegan ingredients to look out for: The first step to adopting a 100% vegan...
  • How To Care For A Leather Wash Bag

    A leather wash bag is a beautiful choice to transport your toiletries, washing essentials and shaving equipment. It’s high quality and long-lasting, providing that you care for it properly. Read our tips on how to care for a leather wash bag to ensure it looks fantastic for years to come.

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  • Improve Your Skin Without Products

    Here at The English Shaving Company, we’re big fans of skincare products. Using anything from a good quality shaving soap through to an effective moisturiser for your skin type can make a big difference to your skin. However, there are some basic steps you can take to improve the health of your skin without any products at all. In fact, these steps make a great foundation to ensure the skincare products you do use are even more effective!

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  • How To Care For A DE Razor While Travelling

    If you’re going on a holiday, making a business trip or visiting family abroad for more than a couple of days, you’ll want to bring your razor with you so you can look your best throughout your trip. Read our tips on how to care for your razor while travelling so it stays sharp, effective and safe from damage.

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  • How To Get Rid Of Blackheads

    Your skin is covered in unproblematic pores - the tiny openings of hair follicles - but when these pores get blocked, blackheads can form. These little dark spots appear most commonly on your nose, chin or between your eyebrows — although you might also spot them on your ears or even your back! They’re pretty much harmless, but often make your skin look blemished. The English Shaving Company have put together a list of 5 ways to get rid of blackheads from your face, so your skin can look smooth and blemish-free.

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  • How to Dispose of Razor Blades UK

    Razor blades need to be kept sharp to ensure you get an effective shave. Sharp blades also reduce the risk of shaving rash and bumps. Unless you have a traditional straight razor, this will mean replacing the old blades and disposing of them safely. Read how to dispose of and recycle razor blades (in the UK).

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  • How To Care For Your Straight Razor

    It’s vital that you maintain and care for your straight razor properly to ensure you get that smooth and close shave you expect from this traditional form of shaving. If it’s blunt or rusty, it’s not good for anything!

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  • How to Use Beard Trimmers

    The English Shaving Company are experts in all things beard and shaving, including electric beard trimmers. To help you out, we’ve put together this definitive guide on how to use beard trimmers. Whether you’re just starting out or are on old hand looking for some bonus tips (see the bottom of the page!), this guide can help you get the best out of your beard trimmers.

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  • Preventing Dry Skin

    Dry skin is a horrible condition that can affect any area of your body at any time of the year. In summer, exposure to sunshine and heat can dry out your skin, as can air conditioning, and the chlorine found in swimming pools. In winter, artificial heating, cold temperatures, and hot water can all damage your skin. The English Shaving Company have some top tips for preventing dry skin all year round.

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