There's a lot to be said for getting a clean start when shaving. First off, you will you improve your overall complexion. But perhaps more importantly, the process of washing with warm water will soften your skin, making it easier to get a close shave and reducing the chance of nicking your skin. Because the process of shaving can be taxing on your skin, this is no time to bring out a harsh exfoliating scrub. Our Daily Cleanser will gently remove the dirt and oil from your skin without overdrying.
When it comes to our shave cream, less is more. The concentrated, no-foam formula is designed to go on as a thin layer across your skin. Using more than the recommended amount will likely slow down your razor without improving your experience.
The addition of hot water to the shave cream not only helps keep your skin soft as you begin to shave, it also activates the shave cream, making it supremely slick. The result is far less razor drag, which makes for happier skin.
In other words, move your razor in the same direction that your hair grows. Shaving "with the grain" will reduce friction and decrease the likelihood of ingrown hairs as your stubble grows back. Because every guy's facial hair grows differently, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the details of your face before you shave. Knowing how your hair grows will make your shaving ritual a smoother process.
Whether you use a single blade safety razor or a high-tech five blade, keeping the blades clean and free of buildup will make for a more precise shave.
By rinsing with cold water, you not only remove any leftover shave cream, but you also help reduce any inflammation that may have been caused by shaving.