A successful wet shave is both a ritual and an art. By following these instructions a smooth, close and satisfying shave can be achieved. Thoroughly wash the face with hot water to cleanse the skin and soften the beard and a face scrub twice a week to free stubble of dead skin.
The Art of Shaving
Dip a good quality shaving brush in hot water, shake off excess and using Floris shaving soap or cream work up a lather over the areas of the face and neck to be shaved. If using an oil, apply into hands and apply liberally over the face and neck. The process of lathering with hot water will further soften the skin and also set up the beard prior to shaving.
Observe how the hair grows. Shave in the direction of the beard, starting below the sideburns and working down each side of the face towards the chin, finishing at the neck. Let the razor glide over the skin, without applying too much pressure. For a closer shave, re-lather and shave across or against the beard. Always use a sharp, clean blade as a worn blade will irritate the skin.
Finish by rinsing off with cold water to close the pores and apply aftershave balm to sooth and follow with a moisturiser and eye cream if needed. Rinse the brush gently but thoroughly in clean water, flick off the excess water and place the brush in a stand with the hair pointing down. If you do not have a stand, leave the brush pointing up rather than horizontal, so that air can get to all the hairs