Shaving is an art form—one that is a revitalizing experience if done properly, but a painstaking nightmare if you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. Yes, knowing the proper steps to getting that perfect shave is important, but it’s equally important to consider what you shouldn’t be doing in your daily shaving routine—you know, stuff that will help you face avoid being covered in cuts and bumps where your smooth skin used to be. So before you pick up the razor, take a look at this guide from Bevel on how to avoid common shaving mistakes. Step No. 1: Stop taking advice from the guys in the commercials.