The best moment to shave is in the morning, just after a shower and before breakfast: your hair, consisting mainly of keratin, is softer and easier to cut, and the skin of your face less fragile. Prepare your shaving foam by loading the brush with soap or shaving cream. Use of shaving preparation products is twofold: it boosts hydration of the hair by removing its fat layer (sebum) and secondly, protects your skin from the aggression of the blade.
1 / With shaving soap: Your face is wet beforehand (ideally after a shower), quickly place your brush under warm water and lather the soap inside the bowl (without crushing the hair) until obtaining a thick and creamy lather. Apply it to your face in circular motions for a minute or two, the time to soften and straighten the hair from your beard.
2 / With shaving cream: Once your face is prepared and the shaving brush is moistened with warm water, put a small amount of cream on top of the brush and lather the face for one to two minutes as described above. Some users prefer to directly apply a trace of cream on each cheek with the tube, then emulsify it with the brush.
Apply the lather to your wet face in a circular motion to straighten the hair. Shave in the direction of hair growth, limiting the number of passes of the blade, to prevent irritation. If you wish to make a second pass, re-lather and shave your face, this time in the opposite direction of hair growth. Rinse your face with cool water and apply aftershave balm to soothe and rehydrate the skin. The day can begin!