This evening I did something I thought was impossible with my fairly sensitive skin. Normally I shave in the morning but this time I decided to shave in the evening, mainly because I will not have much time tomorrow morning.
Since I had plenty of time this evening I decided to go for a BBS shave (my normal routine is a one pass wtg shave just in order to look 'presentable' during the day).
On the menu were;
- Mühle pure badger brush
- Merkur HD razor
- Fresh Hema brand blade (Hema is a Dutch chain of department stores)
- Taylor of Old Bond Street 'Rose' shaving cream
- Sanex 'sensitive' ASB
I started with a very thorough pre-shave preparation. First I made my face wet using warm water and my hands only, this took about three minutes. After that I lathered my face with my brush for another three minutes. Then I rubbed the lather in the pores with my fingers for two minutes. My pre-shave prep was completed by covering my face with a hot wet towel for four minutes (with the lather still on my face).
After I had completed my pre-shave prep it took me five passes to get the BBS shave I was looking for (2 passes WTG, 1 pass XTG, 2 passes ATG). I finished by rinsing my face with cold water for three minutes after which I applied my ASB.
The end result was amazing; a butter smooth skin with no nicks or cuts and hardly any irritation . WOW!
Gents, thanks a lot for all help over the last month, my shaves get better by the day because of you!