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Series Two: The Art and Craft of Shaving
Here’s an “Art of Shaving” exclusive from one of our favorite readers, Rafael Quinones. He’d like to share his take on the craft and mystery of shaving…
In a recent interview, self-titled cufflinks connoisseur Raf “The Man” Quinones says the following about his shaving regime:
“I always do the cold water rinse and use the Alum Block.”
“Alum is a mineral that has been used as an antiseptic since the days of ancient Egypt. It’s alcohol-free, but it doesn’t feel that way. It will instantly stop all bleeding from a cut because it naturally closes the pores and eliminates any bacteria, so nothing can get infected. It stings a lot, or a little, depending on how you shaved…but at least it lets you know what areas you were too rough on. Just rinse it off after a couple seconds.”
After the right shave, your skin should feel silky smooth, like these Silk Knot Cufflinks
What else? Did you know: Rose water helps!
“While I’m showering and shaving, I keep a bottle of rose water in the fridge. This gets it nice and cool. Then I spray the cool rose water all over my face, which feels refreshing and soothing—but also the rose water acts like a natural toner for your skin, keeping it moisturized.”
What’s your last step in your shaving routine?
“Lastly, I use an alcohol-free after shave balm to moisturize, and for keeping the facial skin smooth. It also helps prevent ingrown hairs and skin irritation after the shave.
You don’t want to see ED Hardy on your face after shaving…
Oh! Last thing—I’m sure you saw it on the videos, but DO NOT USE TOO MUCH PRESSURE while shaving. The razor is really sharp and you will cut yourself if you press down. The razor is heavy, and at the right angle it does all the work itself—all you need to do is guide it.”
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Thanks Mr. Quinones for your readership and your shaving tips. If YOU would like to contribute to our blog or have comments/advice to share with our readership, simply write to us at email@example.com
Stay tuned for the POST SHAVE PROCEDURES…
What Most Men Don’t Do
There are 6 fairly common things that men seem to skip over in their daily routines, leaving them vulnerable to skin problems, bad hygiene, and poor health. Which one or ones are you guilty of? Here are 6 things to add to your everyday or weekly routine to get your health, looks, and body back in order.
Go to the doctors for regular blood work and check-ups (this includes the dentist): Most men think “I only need to go to the doctors when I’m sick.” This is not the case–especially if you have medical insurance, quite frankly, there’s no excuse not to go. Men need to go to the doctors at least once a year to check their blood (remember, your blood determines your overall physical livelihood). A routine blood work includes checking out your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and also looks for potential diseases that can drastically effect your life–you may be pre-diabetic and not know it, you may have high blood pressure and not know it…becoming aware of your ailments helps you take control over your life and prepare for better health. Maybe you should change your diet, cut out sweets all together, or maybe you need antibiotics. Either way, you only have one body, so take care of it.
Wash their feet with soap:
Sorry Gentlemen, but letting the shampoo and/or soap from your hairy chest fall onto the slimy shower floor is not “washing your feet.” Of course we all know that moist areas harbor the most bacteria, so pay extra attention to your feet. Lt. Dan didn’t tell Forrest to change his socks at every stop for nothing! Just like your mother probably reminded you to wash behind your ears, it’s also important to clean your feet appropriately and thoroughly using soap (preferably anti-bacterial soap).
Regularly change their sheets:
Dirty sheets harbor bacteria as well, which can ruin your complexion. Especially if you have a lady friend stay over, residue from make-up, hair products, and lotions clog pores and cause break outs. Plus you want to get rid of those microscopic bugs you have around in there (we’re not talking bed bugs either, just regular little dudes), including the dreaded dust mites (oh yeah, they’re there…).
What are the other three habits most men forget to do??? Check back tomorrow…
Fruit, Pie, or Baked Good
The classic fruits like oranges and apples, accompanied with a fresh baked apple or pumpkin pie. Nothing like a warm, toasty pie for your neighbor or family friends. Homemade biscottis, cookies, and muffins are relatively easy to whip up as well, plus you can make batches to put in other baskets.If you’re not a baking kind, local bakery is fine or just a nice jar of country jam or preserves will do!
Who doesn’t love chocolate? At least someone in every family will positively love you for adding this gift basket essential. For extra quality, try to get/order chocolate that is from a single location/country. For instance chocolate from Guatemala, using local cocoa bean and sources make it extra special.
Cufflinks and Tie Bars
Commemorative tie bars and cufflinks from your family’s favorite NFL team will make their season. Don’t forget, there will be a football game on Christmas Day. We have all your NFL goodies and gifts at Cufflinksman:
Coffee and Tea
Self explanatory. Any kind of freshly ground coffee from Starbucks, Marshalls, or Dean& Deluca. Tea from Teahaven or local store. Get tea in bags, unless you know they have a tea strainer in the cupboard.
Festive ribbons make everyone happy.
After all that holiday cooking, gift wrapping, and monkeying around the house, people need a little lotion. Plus skin gets cracked and dry during the winter season, so these miniature lotions make great gifts.
It could be a homemade ornament from one of your children (or yourself…), a collector’s item, a picture frame, or a little memento from the city you live in! These add a personal touch to the generic gift basket, especially when it’s thoughtful and particular to who your giving it to.