The Jill Method

An easy 3-step process that will help you get a perfect shave every-time.

1. Cleanse and Apply Pre-Shave

Let’s get started with the most important step of the shave process: SKIN PREP! Prepping your skin properly before you shave is going to help make sure you achieve all the radiant short term and long term benefits from shaving. There are 3 things you must do before you shave. We call them the 3 C’s! 

Clean Face
Clean Hands
Clean(New) Blades

Cleanse your face with a mild foaming cleanser —make sure this doesn’t have any active ingredients, using a mild foaming cleanser will clean the skin of any impurities or bacteria before you shave. You will also want to make sure your hands are clean of bacteria as well! (no touching your phone once they are clean!) Lastly, make sure you are shaving with new, clean blades each time you shave! We got you covered here too! Make sure you are subscribed to receive new blades monthly.

( We <3 NakedPoppy Refresh Foaming Cleanser )

Once you’ve cleansed your face and your hands its time to apply your facial oil and get ready for the shave process!

Apply a light layer of facial oil on all the areas of the face you plan to shave. Make sure the facial oil you are using is a natural facial oil and isn’t an oil serum with active ingredients. You don’t want your face drenched in oil, but you want enough to cover the skin allowing the blade to glide gently on the skin and prevent any irritation. You also want to have control in pulling the skin taut once you start shaving and too much oil will make that a little tough!

( We love the NakedPoppy Revitalize Facial Oil too) 

2. The Shave

Now that your skin is prepped its time to get your glow on! Make sure you have your Gunk Pad handy! You’ll want to clean your blade every few strokes! Hold your Jill razor at a 45 degree angle and pull the skin taut with the opposite hand.

Remember, the KEY to female face shaving is that we shave in the direction the hair grows and not against the grain. This will prevent any sort of stubble in the regrowth phase and your hair will grow back just the same.

Start your shave with the petite blade and shape around your brows. This blade was designed to lay perfectly against your brows and help you achieve that nice arched brow shape— you can also use the petite blade to go right between your brows/upper nose region. Once you’ve cleaned up the brows — move to the upper lip. The petite blade fits this part of the face perfectly as well. Feel free to use the petite blade on your nose and around your nostrils as well.

Be very gentle! Once you’ve completed those areas, go ahead and switch over to the bigger blade, the Jill wide blade. This will be used for the larger areas of your face. Start with your forehead and use short downward strokes.

If this is your first time shaving, definitely start gentle and slow and don’t feel the need to dig into your skin! Use light feathering motions until you get used to this skincare practice. You won’t need to get very close to your brows since you’ve already shaped these.

Eventually you will move to the other parts of the face you want to shave, cheeks, jawline, neckline, chin, etc. Make sure you’re cleaning your blade as you go! You don’t want any hair or dead skin building up on your blade. Also, make sure to avoid any inflamed areas (acne) or raised moles. 

3. Nourish & Glow 

How are you feeling?! A little naked? Thats totally normal! You will learn to love this feeling and trust me the first time you put your makeup on you’re going to feel like a new person!

If your skin looks a little red, this is also very normal! What we are going to use next is going to help bring down any redness and don’t worry it won’t last long! Congrats sister! You just shaved your face! You are amazing!

Let’s nourish the skin with a facial oil or moisturizer that is packed full of hydration and nutrients for your skin. Again, you won’t want to follow up your shave with any active ingredient products or chemical based products.

We are all about natural, clean beauty and we want your skin to be as happy as you are about you new found skincare practice. 

1. Cleanse and Apply Pre-Shave

Let’s get started with the most important step of the shave process: SKIN PREP! Prepping your skin properly before you shave is going to help make sure you achieve all the radiant short term and long term benefits from shaving. There are 3 things you must do before you shave. We call them the 3 C’s! 

Clean Face
Clean Hands
Clean(New) Blades

Cleanse your face with a mild foaming cleanser —make sure this doesn’t have any active ingredients, using a mild foaming cleanser will clean the skin of any impurities or bacteria before you shave. You will also want to make sure your hands are clean of bacteria as well! (no touching your phone once they are clean!) Lastly, make sure you are shaving with new, clean blades each time you shave! We got you covered here too! Make sure you are subscribed to receive new blades monthly.

( We <3 NakedPoppy Refresh Foaming Cleanser )

Once you’ve cleansed your face and your hands its time to apply your facial oil and get ready for the shave process!

Apply a light layer of facial oil on all the areas of the face you plan to shave. Make sure the facial oil you are using is a natural facial oil and isn’t an oil serum with active ingredients. You don’t want your face drenched in oil, but you want enough to cover the skin allowing the blade to glide gently on the skin and prevent any irritation. You also want to have control in pulling the skin taut once you start shaving and too much oil will make that a little tough!

( We love the NakedPoppy Revitalize Facial Oil too) 

2. The Shave

Now that your skin is prepped its time to get your glow on! Make sure you have your Gunk Pad handy! You’ll want to clean your blade every few strokes! Hold your Jill razor at a 45 degree angle and pull the skin taut with the opposite hand.

Remember, the KEY to female face shaving is that we shave in the direction the hair grows and not against the grain. This will prevent any sort of stubble in the regrowth phase and your hair will grow back just the same.

Start your shave with the petite blade and shape around your brows. This blade was designed to lay perfectly against your brows and help you achieve that nice arched brow shape— you can also use the petite blade to go right between your brows/upper nose region. Once you’ve cleaned up the brows — move to the upper lip. The petite blade fits this part of the face perfectly as well. Feel free to use the petite blade on your nose and around your nostrils as well.

Be very gentle! Once you’ve completed those areas, go ahead and switch over to the bigger blade, the Jill wide blade. This will be used for the larger areas of your face. Start with your forehead and use short downward strokes.

If this is your first time shaving, definitely start gentle and slow and don’t feel the need to dig into your skin! Use light feathering motions until you get used to this skincare practice. You won’t need to get very close to your brows since you’ve already shaped these.

Eventually you will move to the other parts of the face you want to shave, cheeks, jawline, neckline, chin, etc. Make sure you’re cleaning your blade as you go! You don’t want any hair or dead skin building up on your blade. Also, make sure to avoid any inflamed areas (acne) or raised moles. 

3. Nourish & Glow 

How are you feeling?! A little naked? Thats totally normal! You will learn to love this feeling and trust me the first time you put your makeup on you’re going to feel like a new person!

If your skin looks a little red, this is also very normal! What we are going to use next is going to help bring down any redness and don’t worry it won’t last long! Congrats sister! You just shaved your face! You are amazing!

Let’s nourish the skin with a facial oil or moisturizer that is packed full of hydration and nutrients for your skin. Again, you won’t want to follow up your shave with any active ingredient products or chemical based products.

We are all about natural, clean beauty and we want your skin to be as happy as you are about you new found skincare practice.