use gel, lotion or shaving cream to add lubrication and protection to your skin. use a clean razor for a good shave. don't shave against the grain. a good way to prevent skin irritation during shaving is to wet the area well with warm water. do this about five minutes before shaving. you may wish to put a warm, wet cloth across the face as a way to soften the beard. you could also shave after taking a shower or bath. if your hair is soft and easier to cut, you will not have to worry about scraping your skin.cleansing your skin is one of the most effective ways to enjoy healthy, attractive skin. the very easy and simple thing can contribute to decreased acne outbreaks and a smoother appearance to your skin overall.