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Shaving · December 18, 2015

6 Preshave Rituals That Just Might Change Your Life

Oil: The Barba Corte Pre-Shave Oil

This nourishing treatment lays the foundation for a comfortable shave by softening hair and skin with a blend of organic oils. Aloe vera and Vitamin E prevent inflammation, helping reduce razor burn.

Tonic: Baxter of California Shave Tonic

If youve ever had a professional shave, you know the sacred practice of relaxing under a hot towel before the barber gets to work. Recreate that experience with this shave tonic: Mist it over a towel and hold over facial hair for 30 seconds to let the blend of natural oils and vitamins hydrate and protect your skin.

Cream: PRORASO Pre-Shave Cream

Your face is in good hands with this iconic Italian brand, which has helped guys hone their looks for over 60 years. Whether you choose the original version with refreshing menthol and eucalyptus oil, or opt for the sensitive skin formula with calming green tea and oat extract, youre getting the best of old-world quality and modern style.

Scrub: Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub

A good exfoliator is an essential part of your skincare regimen, and that goes doubly so for your preshave ritual. Use this scrub to soften facial hair, gently sweep away dirt and dead skin cells that could clog up your razor, and prep skin with a cooling burst of menthol.

Cleanser: Heroes & Aristocrats by Royal Apothic Pre-Shave Exfoliating Cleanser

Listen up, multitaskers: This ones for you. This product combines two fundamentals of grooming in one sleek tubefacial cleanser and preshave treatment. Walnut shell particles clear away dirt and grime and lift facial follicles, grapefruit extract purifies, and caffeine boosts circulation to calm inflammation.

Soap: Hudson Made Beard and Shave Soap

Great for both beard-havers and haters, this manly yet luxurious soap works up into a thick, generous lather that banishes dirt and grime without stripping skin of its natural oils. Use it as a beard shampoo, or to condition hair and skin before shaving; it even doubles as a travel-friendly shaving cream in a pinch.


Kate Canary