I do not know how women shave, so I left that for the women of Instructables!
Shaving makes you look clean and nicer looking all around. For men. Sure, you can go all natural, but personally, I like to keep a clean shaven face.
You want to look good for the ladies dont you?
Step 1: Clean Your Face
If you already have a beard, or you just want to get rid of your stubbles, you can use a tiny bit of shampoo to clean it to ensure a clean shaving experience.
Step 2: Applying the Shaving Cream
Squirt the shaving cream into your hand so that you have enough to cover your face. Make sure you apply it evenly among your face so that some spots dont get more than others.
Make sure that you apply it in circular motions, this ensures equal application of the cream.
As for the razor, make sure it is clean, and relatively new. Old razor usage is a no-no.
Step 3: Shaving the Top Part of the Beard
For this, you must shave downward, the way your whiskers grow. From your sideburns toward your jaw using long, even strokes.
For proper razor technique, you should apply light but firm pressure, pulling your skin taut before each stroke.
Step 4: Shaving Your Neck and Chin
When shaving under your chin, pull the razor from your throat area toward your chin.
Remember, as you are shaving be sure to rinse your razor with warm water after every stroke or two to keep it from getting clogged with hair.
Step 5: The Upper Lip
Make your mouth look like you have taken your dentures out. By Curling your lip down over your front teeth as stated above.
Step 6: Touch Ups/Moisturize
After shaving, use a toner (preferably containing vitamins, aloe extract etc). rather than an alcohol-based aftershave. Alcohol will dry out your skin, and possibly cause damage. It is the dreaded word, "after shave."
Apply moisturiser after toning to complete your shave.