I tried the cold water shave this morning with some Proraso green ( old formula). I found it to be quite refreshing, especially since the past few days have been pretty hot here. My skin felt quite nice after, but I will keep at it for the rest of the week to give it a proper judgment. Don't know if I would use cold water in the winter, though. What do cold shave fans generally use for prep? Prep as usual for a hot shave or altered?