Go With the Grain
The golden rule of shaving is especially true if you have sensitive skin: Always follow the direction of your hair growth. Also resist pushing down. A quality razor with a sharp blade requires minimal pressure to get the job done.
Also, despite what you may have read about it being better to shave at night, McCoy says that’s fiction. “Shaving at night versus the morning normally doesn’t have any advantages in terms of preventing irritation,” he says. “However, if you want to avoid cuts and nicks, there is something to be said about shaving when you’re feeling more alert and refreshed in the A.M.”