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. Using products that prepare your skin for shaving has a dual purpose: on the one hand, it amplifies the hydration of the hair by removing its greasy layer (sebum), and on the other hand, it protects the 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 to the face in a circular motion for one or two minutes to soften and lift up your beard hair sufficiently.
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 circular motions to straighten the hair. Shave in the direction of the hair, limiting the number of times the blade passes, to avoid irritation. If you wish to make a second pass, lather your face with soap or cream once again and shave, this time in the opposite direction of the hair. Rinse your face with cold water and apply an after-shave balm to soothe and rehydrate the skin. The day can begin!