A shower and a face wash with Castile soap (Dr. Bronner’s). nothing else came close to the comfort and ease of the first pass after being hydrated and clean.
I'm a big fan of Musgo Real preshave but tend to use it on special occasions -- My daily drivers are the good commercial preshaves ... mainly Proraso but also Cella gel and Ach Brito Glyce.I've tried many products, and settled on the following, whcih I've used for several years:
I've recently tried Musgo Real pre-shave oil, and results are encouraging.
- Hot water
- Valobra Glicerlanolina soap
- Myrsol Emulsion
Yes, I absolutely agree, taking good care of the condition of your skin, not only while shaving, is crucial... I prefer natural butters (my previous post in this thread about SV pure butters) than oils because, in my opinion, they are better to managed, but this is my a subjective opinion.(...) Mix of organic oils that work for me. Pre-shave always are subjective and some can get away without it. For me, it is always been a part of the process even when I started 50 years ago with a straight. Also please remember you skin and stubble changes, by the weather and age. So what works now, may not sometime down the road.
Just shave smart, be open, find what works best for you and keep it simple and fun...
You have one face, take care of it..