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How do you use pre-shave oil?

Andrew
Minneapolis, MN

 

Pre-shave oil is designed to give your skin an added layer of protection prior to apply a shaving soap or cream lather. The additional benefits of pre-shave oil are that it moisturizes the skin and protects your skin from razor burn or irritation. Using a pre-shave oil is optional; some men use it frequently while others feel it does not enhance their shaves. I use pre-shave oil on occasion, especially when I'm traveling and I am unsure of the water quality and its effects on my skin. If you choose to use a pre-shave oil look for one that is made with all-natural ingredients, preferably with a thin consistency. Thicker oils tend to clog the razor and can be difficult to rinse from your skin. To properly apply a pre-shave oil, thoroughly rinse your face with warm water and apply a few drops of oil to the palm of your hand. Rub your palms together and gently massage the oil onto your face. The goal is to get very thin coverage across your entire shaving area. Allow the oil to set on your skin for at least a minute during which time you can wash the remaining oil off your hands. Apply your soap or cream lather to your face and proceed to shave as normal.

 

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