Category: Other stuff
Date: 01 September 2003
Thoroughly wet your face with hot water - as hot as you can stand.
Wash your face, then wet again with hot water.
Put on a tiny bit of oil - fancy shave oil, or any oil really. Not too much, and don't rely on this alone, or your razor will clog.
Put on a little shave gel - King of Shaves best but expensive - mixed with more warm water.
Shave downwards with a blade with a lubricated strip thing. Shaving upwards against the hair is smoother but means more razor-burn.
Rinse your blade every stroke in hot water - cold is a killer - remember the aim is to remove every bit of hair from the blade - so be vigorous!
Rinse really really well with water as hot as you can stand.
Pat dry, and use an after-shave containing glycerin - this is a magic thing that stops your skin stinging. Don't make the mistake of using moisturiser type stuff - this can really sting as it evaporates, whereas the glycerin is absorbed. Alcohol ones are just self-abuse.[_shared_elements/comment_on_this_review.htm]