Submitted by tjhanley // Startup Guy.
"My favorite product in the whole routine has to be the Proraso Shave Cream."
These are the items in my morning tool kit. Each day the routine is a bit different depending on if I need to shave that day, or if I have gone to the gym first thing in the morning.
- Dove Men +Care Face Wash Hydrate+
- Nivea Energy Face Scrub
- Merkur Futur Adjustable DE Safety Razor
- Derby Extra Double Edge Blades
- Pacific Shaving Company All Natural Shaving Oil
- Proraso Crema Pre Barba (Pre Shave Cream)
- Proraso Sapone Da Barba (Shave Cream)
- Badger Brush and Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl
- Proraso Balsamo Dopobarba (Post Shave Balm)
- L’Oréal Men’s Expert Vita Lift
As I am getting older I’ve been paying more attention to the health and appearance of my skin. I start my routine in the shower. If I have gone to bootcamp that morning I’ll wash my face with the Nivea Energy Face Scrub otherwise I’ll use the Dove Hydrate+. Both do a great job and leave my face clean and fresh, I don’t necessarily need to use the scrub everyday, however after working out it feels great.
Post shower is when I focus on shaving. I’ve been wet shaving with a DE safety razor for almost a year. It has made a big difference in my morning routine. There is a very classic feel to it, and it has made shaving way more enjoyable than it had been in the past when I used a cartridge razor.
I start my process with a pre-shave oil, this step is crucial to having a nice clean, smooth shave.
My favorite product in the whole routine has to be the Proraso Shave Cream. With just a nickel size of the cream I can quickly whip up enough lather in my shave bowl to last 2 passes. The sandalwood scent is very pleasant. My wife loves the way it smells too, so that is an added bonus. I liked the cream so much that I decided to checkout their pre and post shave products as well.
After I am done with my shave and I’ve used my post shave balm to prevent irritation, I put on my face lotion. The L’Oréal Vita Lift I am using right now is great for keeping my face nice and hydrated throughout the day.