Any top shaving tips? Loads! Here are my essentials: Always shave with the direction of hair growth and rarely go against it unless absolutely necessary (to correct any mistakes for example). Exfoliate the skin gently beforehand and afterwards make sure you apply a dedicated aftershave lotion to sooth the skin and prevent dryness, redness and blemishes. Regular exfoliation of the neck will help to prevent ingrown hairs and gentle chemical exfoliation of existing ingrown hairs will help to unblock them.