Here is something that will speed up the process: Get some La Toja cream in a tube. Wet your brush and shake it 3 times with light, but not soft force. Then, put a dab of La Toja the size of your fingernail on the tips of the brush hairs. Start rubbing and building lather right on your face. Keep going until you get a good lather, then shave. (it will not look like canned foam, but will be creamy looking foam).