If you want to shave why don’t you do it right with these tips from Siyabonga Beyile, the founder and CEO of Siya Beyile Group Holdings, the company behind The Threaded Man, Africa’s largest men’s fashion and lifestyle portal.

Come clean with this expert advice:

Better surface

Your skin is puffy in the morning, so don’t rush into shaving, as this may cause cuts. Give it 10 minutes and you will have a better surface to achieve a great shave.


Wash your face with a purifying cleanser and warm water before a shave. This will open up your pores and result in softer skin and less irritation.

Not too much

Take a shaving break every once in a while. Stubble is healthy for your skin.

Brush up

Invest in a shaving brush, as it prepares your hair before shaving, making it easier to avoid issues.

Oil foil

For better results and smoother skin, use shaving oil with your cream, gel or foam.