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5 Ways To Shave A Tough Beard - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Mastering Tough Beards: Expert Tips for a Smoother Shave

Have you ever wondered if your beard qualifies as 'tough'? Or, if it does, how you can achieve a more comfortable shave? Let's dive into these questions.

Identifying a Tough Beard

First, let's figure out if you have a tough beard. You might relate to one or more of these signs:

Does Shaving Make Your Skin Darker? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Is Shaving Making Your Skin Appear Darker?

A close shave can reveal more than just a smooth face and defined jawline—it can also uncover the less desirable effect of skin darkening. If you've noticed darker patches on your face post-shave, rest assured, it's not just your imagination. This phenomenon, known as "hyper-pigmentation," can indeed result from your shaving routine.

Understanding the Cause:

The root cause of this discoloration often lies in...

Winter-Ready Grooming:  Elevate Your Routine for the Chill

Winter-Ready Grooming: Elevate Your Routine for the Chill

Our bodies each have unique reactions to colder temperatures, and being unprepared can sometimes lead to unintended damage.

Here's a top tip: As the weather cools, so does your body. One of the best ways to prepare your skin for this drop in temperature—particularly your scalp—is to..
Burke Avenue Shave cream for sensitive skin

Winning the Shaving Battle with Sensitive Skin

So here are few quick tips for shaving if you’ve ever suffered from irritation before or after your shave:

Prepare The Skin:

Before you pick up a razor, prepare your skin and hair to ensure a smooth, irritation-free shave. Use warm water to dampen skin as it helps raise and soften the hairs so they’re more pliable and easier to remove. If you try to shave

Craig the Barber Tweet about not using the ingredient alcohol on the skin.

Alcohol as a drink. But, definitely not on your face.

Did you know that hikers apply rubbing alcohol to their feet and guitar players to their fingers, to harden their skin? What a great idea if it makes hiking and guitar playing easier!

I’m not convinced; however, that the benefits have the same value when applied to the face. Sure, as a last resort it can disinfect a cut, but there are so many less painful options… right?

Effects of alcohol on the face can include:

    • Painful burning
    • Darkened skin
The Best Shave Ever In The New Year! - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

The Best Shave Ever? Here's How!

Schools cover so many great topics. But nothing on how to get the best shave? Who’s gonna help you with that…? Me of course!

Welcome to the shortest class you’ll EVER take!

My Quick & Classic Shaving Tips 

 

Prep: Moisture is Key   

  •  Choose your favorite face wash to create a clean surface to aid in softening the hairs, while further reducing the chances of skin irritation from excess oil and dirt. 
How To Stop Razor Burn For Good! - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Stop Razor Burn For Good

Razor burn... Just saying the words make me angry! Why? Because it should never happen to me or anyone else.

We should all hate it. The redness, burning, itching, over-sensitivity... these are all symptoms. And the worst part is that these symptoms can lead to more visible frustration, razor bumps!

How you get it and its severity depends on many reasons (will discuss below). But the bottom line is, it ranges from person to person and I promise... if you haven't already experienced it, you don't ever want to!

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Blade/s too sharp
  • Blade/s too dull
  • Too many blades
  • Too many passes/strokes
November 17, 2021 by Craig the Barber
Is sheltering in place wreaking havoc on your skin? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Is sheltering in place wreaking havoc on your skin?

Home-schooling, working from home and sheltering-in-place…

All of these scenarios are leading to many more of us struggling to keep our skin from feeling and looking dry. With the bulk of our activities being done in cooler places, our skin’s normal perspiration practice (which naturally moisturizes our skin) become less important. The long term effects of this can quickly make your skin appear older, shaving more painful and if not consistently used, your moisturizer less effective.  

Here are a few suggestions that can help! .

Post Shave:  Never (Ever) Skip This Step - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Post Shave: Never (Ever) Skip This Step

Here's why! It's an important step to keeping your face looking good and feeling great. It ranks just as high as shaving with a shave creamand you know how important that is, right?
After-shave/post-shave products can be found in...
Itchy Beard? Not A Problem. - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Itchy Beard? Not A Problem.

A new beard doesn't come without a price… All you beard growers know what I'm talking about: the new beard itch!

How many of you remember those long days of trying to ignore how itchy your face felt in the beginning? Well, it's safe to say that if you want to grow a beard you'll get this itch, at some point.

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