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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:

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

The 3 Elements Of A Great Face Moisturizer

The 3 Elements Of A Great Face Moisturizer

Dry skin can wreak havoc on your appearance, and when combined with the aggressive nature of razors, electric shavers, or beard trimmers, it can result in heightened skin sensitivity and shaving irritation.

Although there are many causes of dry skin, such as genetics, dry climates...

Man shaving with Burke Avenue's Moisturizing Shave Cream

Winter Shaving 101: How to Avoid Dry Skin and Irritation

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin especially if you're someone who shaves frequently. Already more susceptible to being dry, sensitive and irritated, a freshly shaved face is no-match for what these cold months can bring. Unless, of course, you come prepared to fight a battle your face can truly win.

Here are a few tried-and-true tips to make sure your face remains healthy-looking in appearance all winter as it does in the spring!

Shave at night: Our skin...

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
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
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...
The 5 Fundamental Keys To Getting A Perfect Shave - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

The 5 Fundamental Keys To Getting A Perfect Shave

Mastering these 5 Key Concepts will insure that you will never have a bad shave again.

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Water

Water temperature and moisture is key to getting a great shave. Warm water softens the beard and skin allowing the razor blade to do its job better. The moisture produced is what is needed to make your shaving products work to their maximum potential.

Skin

Everyone’s skin reacts to shaving differently. Knowing how ...

How Many Shaves Can One Razor Give Me? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

How Many Shaves Can One Razor Give Me?

With the convenience of subscriptions and personal delivery services like Post Mates, the excuses for not replacing razor blades for new ones have become few and far between. But, there’s one excuse that still gets used quite often— not knowing how many shaves are too many for one razor....

I think it’s safe to say that over 75% - 80% of 

March 07, 2019 by Craig the Barber
Shave Like A Barber - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Shave Like A Barber

How many times have you left your barber and wondered how you could go home and duplicate the results you get from the barbershop?  Well… maybe not the overall experience itself, which is pretty fantastic if I do say so myself, but a similar shave to what you get from your barber? One of the key benefits ...
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