As someone who doesn’t have much time for myself, I find the idea of a full scale shaving regime enough to make my head spin. I normally leave five minutes or so each morning for my facial routine (cleansing, moisturising and so forth) and same each night before I sleep. A proper shaving procedure would take a good twenty or so minutes. In essence, shaving can be quite time consuming and is just not always a feasible task.
In the effort to save some time, I did a little research on the evolution of shaving for the modern gentleman. After a little intense reading and product analysis in the current market, I discovered that I can combine both my facial grooming with my shaving regime together with the products I’m currently using for cleansing and cut my normal time by more than half the time I would take normally. It might not seem like a lot to most people, but huge for someone like me.
Before beginning any definitive shaving regime, it is important to have a trusty razor or blade that works for your face shape. Especially if you are a beginner, it’s always better to have a razor with a few blades to guarantee a close and clean shave. What has also regained popularity in recent years are the old fashioned straight razors. Recalling imagery of barbers from Trumper's of Piccadilly and James Bond, there’s a certain elegance that comes from using so sharp a tool to shave your own facial hair. A word of caution though, try shaving across a fully inflated balloon first before your own skin. It’s a delicate process that can easily go awry without proper skills.
But back to the shaving regimen. Here’s how I do it:
Unlike oil and creams, the gel cleanser is light and gentle as to the essence. This prevents any clogging of pores and dehydration of the skin, but is powerful enough to cleanse the skin deep down. Hence, does not require a rich heavy moisturiser to re-hydrate the skin, which can ruin sensitive skin by clogging pores. Enbacci’s Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Essential Creme is dense in texture but light on application with maximum hydration abilities.