Step 1. Wash
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Using the moisture from the steam of a hot shower is the ideal way to prep your skin before shaving. Or, if you’d prefer to take an extra step in pampering yourself, apply a hot towel on your face for 30 – 60 seconds, as is traditionally done in the barbershop. Relax. The opening of the pores, and softening of the skin and hair, will be accomplished through the heat and moisture of steam on your face. Following the prep of the sensitive facial area, and in order to ensure the most comfortable shave possible, apply a facial cleanser to remove dirt and debris clogged deep down within the pores.
Step 2. Skin prep
When preparing to shave at home, this vital step is often forgotten, leading to irritation and damaged skin shortly after shaving. In order to attain the cleanest results and avoid the unnecessary growth of ingrown hairs and razor burn, it is highly recommended to use an exfoliant and a few drops of beard or shaving oil, setting up a proper base for the following steps.