Shaving is a ritual saved for when you take a shower. That’s how you’ve been doing it and that’s how it is supposed to be. Stepping out with clean and smooth (read: hairless) skin is a feeling like no other. No matter how lazy you are, heading to the bathroom and doing away with the pesky unwanted hair at least once a month is a non-negotiable. But should you shave first or shower first?

If you’ve ever asked yourself this question while sitting in the bathroom holding a razor in your hand, you are going to get the answer today for good. In fact this shaving tip is going to make things very smooth for you (excuse the pun). Here’s the shaving tip no one told you about, that is going to save you serious drama in the times to come.

Shave after you shower
 

Shave after you shower

You normally shave before your shower for reasons like you can get all cleaned up and get rid of stray hair or maybe you just want to be done with the nasty business first and then enjoy your long shower. But here is why you should be shaving after you take a shower. The hot water opens up the pores and makes the hair follicles soft and easy to remove. You know what that means—a quick and clean shave and hopefully fewer cuts.

Also, after you have taken a shower, you have cleaned dirt, sweat and grime off your skin so your razor doesn’t catch any dirt but only unwanted hair when you shave. So, the next time you ask yourself whether you should shave first or shower first, you know what to do for a smooth and quick shave sesh.