Be a smooth operator

From chest-skimming bushels to the tailored balbo, when it comes to male grooming, the past few seasons have been all about the beard. But as temperatures soar and we return to work for yet another year, it can be tempting to tame the beast – and even do away with facial hair altogether.

If you’re considering embracing the clean-shaven look, you’re not alone. December saw a spate of celebrity shavings in the wake of Movember, and many handsome men have made the start of 2018 the time for a clean slate – and a clean face.

Before you go hacking off your carefully cultivated beard and mo, make sure you have the right tools to hand. Use an electric trimmer to remove most of your facial hair, then treat yourself to a steaming hot shower to open your pores and soften those bristles.

Next, reach for a quality shaving gel. Made from organic and natural ingredients, including soothing aloe vera, cleansing witch hazel and invigorating bitter orange, Handsome Shave Gel soothes and softens your stubble for a close shave that’ll bring you back to baby-bottom levels of smoothness. Lather it onto that wet, handsome face of yours, then leave it for 30 seconds before shaving.

And don’t skimp on the razor blade, either. Now is definitely not the time to whip out a rusty old disposable or borrow that blade your girlfriend has been using on her legs – unless you want a face that looks like it lost a fight with a cheese grater, that is.

Finish with a hydrating facial moisturiser and you’re ready to face the day.

Handsome man Lucas knows how to be a smooth operator. He’s rated our shaving gel five stars, saying, “This shave gel makes shaving a much easier process in the morning, as it softens the stubble and leaves my face feeling soft and fresh.”

Be like Lucas and make your mornings easier by adding Handsome Shave Gel to your grooming arsenal. To help you be more handsome this week, we’ll take 20% off the price of Handsome Shave Gel when you order online and enter the code SHAVE20% at checkout.