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How to Prep, Shave, and Soothe Your Handsome Face Caulfields Counter

  • Properly preparing your face by washing with warm water and a gentle face wash can help you achieve a smoother shave.  Washing your face removes the dirt and debris that can hinder the glide of your razor.  Using a gentle face scrub twice a week will optimize the shaving experience.
  • When using shave cream, start by applying to the areas with toughest beard growth such as the chin.  This gives the cream more time to penetrate and soften the beard.
  • Nothing can hurt your face more than using a worn-out razor.  Switch out your blade(s) the moment you notice your razor becoming dull.  Signs include increased post-shave irritation/razor burn and frequent cuts.
  • Always moisturize and condition your face with an alcohol-free aftershave balm or lotion. Don’t skimp in this department – one layer is usually not enough.  Continue to apply until any sign of discomfort or irritation is gone and your face is properly moisturized.
  • If you shower after you shave, be sure to moisturize again after showering.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step demonstration:

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Aveda Men After-Shave Balm

Aveda Men After-Shave Balm

I now only have about an ounce left of the rare and precious Aveda Men After-Shave Balm.  Aveda mysteriously discontinued this hugely popular item just over a year ago (WHY?!!!) and I’ve rationed its use since.  This magical liquid is light, soothing, and versatile – it works well on all skin types.  The scent is subtle yet memorable – a delightful blend of lavender, chamomile, and citrus.  The balm is particularly effective at treating razor burns and other shaving-related skin irritations.  If you’re somehow able to come across this stuff, buy it.  At the very least, you can sell it for double on eBay to a nostalgic men’s skincare fanatic like myself.  Now if only I can find that original bottle of New West from the 90s…

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Bill Murray Caulfields Counter Male Skin Care Mens Grooming JD

Step 1: Wake up to the Gentle Alarm app.

Step 2: Enjoy a cup of hot tea with your breakfast while catching up on the latest news.

Step 3: Wash face with warm water and a great cleanser.

Step 4: Shave using a reliable razor and moisturizing shave cream.

Step 5: Apply a light, refreshing aftershave.

Step 6: Have a cathartic moment. Not sure what I mean? Take a wild guess.

Step 7: Take a warm shower (to condition face post-shave) using an invigorating natural soap for body and scalp. If necessary, apply a healing conditioner. Rinse.

Step 8: Dry hair gently. Pat dry face and body.

Step 9: Awaken face by applying an energizing moisturizer with SPF.

Step 10: Moisturize from neck down with a soothing moisturizer.

Step 11: Apply an effective natural deodorant.

Step 12: Get dressed, step out, and conquer the world.

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