Friday, December 05, 2014

Gillette Mach3 Shaving and Grooming Tips Contest

Want to win some prizes from Gillette? Read this post until the end to find out how.

FIVE STEPS TO THE PERFECT SHAVE
1. Soak Before You Shave
Beard hair is about as tough as copper wire; soften it by washing your face and neck with warm water and a mild soap, removing natural oils and perspiration that inhibit water penetration. After approximately three minutes of soaking, your beard hair will be optimally softened; in fact, the force required to cut beard hair is reduced by almost 70 percent after only two minutes.

2. Apply Plenty Of Shave Gel
Although water is an essential softening agent, it evaporates quickly. Shaving cream or gel moisturises and softens beard hair, creating a protective layer of lubrication to maximise razor glide.

3. Use Light, Gentle Strokes
Use light, gentle strokes whether shaving with or against whisker growth. For ultimate comfort, use Gillette MACH3 razors.  The blades of Gillette MACH3 are developed to reduce pressure on the skin and result in a clean, close shave in a single stroke, reducing the cause of shaving irritation and redness.

4. Shave Tricky Spots Last
The toughest hairs grow on the chin and around the lips. Save these areas for last as more time soaking in shave gel will soften them further.

5. After Shaving, Rinse Your Face With Cool Water And Pat Dry

At the end of every shave, rinse your face and neck with cool water to close pores and soothe freshly exfoliated skin. Pat dry. Rinse your razor thoroughly and shake off excess water before storing. Do not wipe the blades, as this can damage the fine shaving surface. 

GROOMING TIPS
Here are definitive responses to the most common shaving related questions.
Q: Is it better to use hot, cold or warm water to shave?
A: Warm water is best for hydrating beard hair. Soaking in warm water softens hair and causes it to expand, making it 70 percent easier to cut.

Q: What is the difference between shaving with shave gel and with soap and water?
A: Shave gel tends to be less drying than ordinary soap and water and won’t clog your razor the way soap can. Shave gels help retain skin moisture, making hairs easier to cut.

Q: What is the best way to avoid razor burn?
A: If the skin is not properly prepared before shaving or if the blade on your razor is dull, you are more likely to end up with razor burn. Make sure to hydrate hair in warm water for three minutes and apply plenty of shave gel. Also, be sure to change the blade on your razor at the first sign of dullness or discomfort.

Q: Is it okay to let my girlfriend or wife borrow my razor?
A: It’s not a good idea to share your razor with your partner. Women have a much larger area to shave and you may fi nd that after only a few shaves, your blade has dulled considerably, increasing the likelihood of nicks and cuts. Tell her to try a razor specifically designed for the way a woman shaves.

Q: Does shaving make your hair grow back thicker?
A: Scientists at Gillette have conducted extensive testing on the effects shaving has on both male and female hair growth, texture and color. This testing has proven that shaving does not affect hair growth, color or texture. Shaving does, however, alter the tip shape of the regrown hair, which may initially change the way hair feels as it grows back. But if hair is left to re-grow completely, it will return to its former state.

Q: In what direction should I shave to achieve the best shave?
A: Men’s facial hair tends to grow in different directions. Most men find using light, gentle strokes and shaving in the direction of whisker growth provides the closest, smoothest shave possible.

Q: How do I avoid nicks and cuts, particularly above my upper lip?
A: The area above the upper lip is tricky for many men. Always leave it for last. Apply plenty of shave gel and allow this area to soak up as much lather as possible. Shave slowly and don’t apply too much pressure.

GROOMING IQ.
HE SHAVES, SHE SHAVES
Men and women have been removing hair for thousands of years. Although they both want the same result - stubble-free skin - they differ considerably in shavingtechniques and attitudes.
Read on to brush up on male vs. female hair removal.

·         The average man shaves an area of 48 square inches.
·         Women shave an area of 412 square inches, or approximately nine times the total area for men.
·         On average, men shave 24 times per month.
·         On average, women shave 11 times per month.
·         Men use an average of 30 blades per year.

         TRUE OR FALSE
1. You should use a moisturiser daily. TRUE
2. Shaving is a way of exfoliating dry skin from your face. TRUE
3. Facial massage helps to improve circulation and skin tone. TRUE
4. After shave should be applied to your cheeks and neck. TRUE
5. Soap and water work just as well as shave gel. FALSE
6. Shaving daily has been proven to help reduce razor bumps and skin irritation. TRUE
7. Eyebrows should be tweezed from above. FALSE
8. Deodorants help to prevent odour. Anti-perspirants help to prevent odor and wetness. TRUE
9. You should hydrate your beard hair for three minutes before shaving. TRUE

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CONTEST

First the fine prints (and pay particular attention to rules 1, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9. Yeap, meaning, read them thoroughly ;-))

Rules and Regulations
1. Open to ALL readers in Malaysia ONLY
2. Contest period is from 5 Dec – 17 Dec 2014.
3. Readers need only to answer three (3) simple questions on Gillette shaving fun facts 
4. Five (5) winners to win a Gillette MACH3 Turbo razor each (Valued at RM15.90)
5. The five (5) winners will be announced on this blog by 18 Dec 2014 
6. The winners to contact Key Message PR Sdn Bhd at 03.6203.5048 to coordinate and redeem their prizes.
7. Cut and Paste the questions below, insert your best answers and Email your entry to admin@tristupe(dot)com (i am writing this to stop bots from picking up the email to send spams. Please remove (dot) and replace with ".") 
Please include at the end of your entry
Name:
IC No:
Mailing Address:
Email Address:
Phone:
8. Incomplete entries (meaning no answers and no details per Rules 7) will be disqualified.
9. Key Message PR reserves the right to all final (published) results.

The Questions
Q1: Why is it important to use light, gentle strokes?
A1: 

Q2: Name one of the ways to reduce razor burns.
A2: 

Q3: What is the name of the Gillette campaign launched recently?
A3: 

*tips : Answers can be obtained in this blog post and the blog post yesterday

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