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Craig the Barber Tweet about not using the ingredient alcohol on the skin.

Alcohol as a drink. But, definitely not on your face.

Did you know that hikers apply rubbing alcohol to their feet and guitar players to their fingers, to harden their skin? What a great idea if it makes hiking and guitar playing easier!

I’m not convinced; however, that the benefits have the same value when applied to the face. Sure, as a last resort it can disinfect a cut, but there are so many less painful options… right?

Effects of alcohol on the face can include:

    • Painful burning
    • Darkened skin
The 5 Fundamental Keys To Getting A Perfect Shave - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

The 5 Fundamental Keys To Getting A Perfect Shave

Mastering these 5 Key Concepts will insure that you will never have a bad shave again.

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Water

Water temperature and moisture is key to getting a great shave. Warm water softens the beard and skin allowing the razor blade to do its job better. The moisture produced is what is needed to make your shaving products work to their maximum potential.

Skin

Everyone’s skin reacts to shaving differently. Knowing how ...

Can My Face Truly Handle A Razor? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Can My Face Truly Handle A Razor?

I get asked a lot of questions about grooming. So much so that a lot of what you read on this site is inspired by those very questions. One that I am asked more often than any other is... "Can my face handle a razor?".