A Good Shaving Cream Is Half the Battle.
When shaving with a wet razor, it’s always advisable to begin by washing the face with a mild cleansing gel and warm water. This simple routine causes the bristles on the face to straighten up as soon as shaving cream, or shaving soap is applied. It’s a matter of personal taste whether you choose to use shaving soap or shaving cream subsequently. Compared to soap, however, shaving cream has a somewhat denser, creamier consistency, is nevertheless lighter and smoother, so that the blade glides across the skin effortlessly. Shaving cream should be frothed up and massaged into the skin with circular motions from a wet shaving brush: this encourages the bristles on the face to straighten further, thereby making them easier for the razor blade to find. Shaving cream can also be applied directly to the area in need of shaving and frothed up there with a wet shaving brush. The longer the foam is worked into the skin, the smoother and gentler the shave.