You can reduce the risks of nicks on your face by shaving after you shower. When coming from the shower your face’s bristles have been softened by the steam, and your skin’s follicles are opened up, giving you a closer and smoother shave. Although it can be tempting to shave during your morning skin routine, it’ll be worth it in the long run to save it for last. However, if you can’t shave in the shower one day and find yourself with a nick, use lip balm to treat them. The waxy texture of it helps to create a seal and allows a clot to form.