First, hydrate to help minimize nicks, cuts, and irritation while shaving. Then, apply a shave gel or foam lather it up and spread it all over to help hydrate hairs, improve razor glide, and help protect against irritation. Then shave With Light, Gentle Strokes. Rinse Your Blades Often. Remember, don’t shave without shaving cream or over-shave the same spot, as this can cause irritation. Lastly, wash your face with cool water and pat it dry. Rub in a hydrating aftershave lotion on.