11-15-2012, 08:52 PM
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I assume you put your ASB and such on AFTER a shave, yes? If so, when in the shower, do you wash your face with soap and such or do you let it be?

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 11-15-2012, 08:55 PM
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ummmm.....if you're doing both anyway, why would you ever shave first and shower second?

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 11-15-2012, 09:02 PM
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(11-15-2012, 08:55 PM)Kavik79 Wrote: ummmm.....if you're doing both anyway, why would you ever shave first and shower second?

Why would you do the opposite?

(11-15-2012, 08:52 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I assume you put your ASB and such on AFTER a shave, yes? If so, when in the shower, do you wash your face with soap and such or do you let it be?

Yes Andrew, you put your AS after the shower. No need for the face wash really, just a rinse is fine.

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 11-15-2012, 09:10 PM
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I'll do a real quick & light face wash while in the shower mainly to get the forehead & nose area since I don't lather & shave there.

Once out of the shower & dried off I apply my AS.

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 11-15-2012, 09:14 PM
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(11-15-2012, 09:02 PM)beartrap Wrote:
(11-15-2012, 08:55 PM)Kavik79 Wrote: ummmm.....if you're doing both anyway, why would you ever shave first and shower second?
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Why would you do the opposite?...

I shave after the shower. During shower the beard gets a good scrub and exfoliation. Keep the face wet as long as possible and shave right after shower. I believe, in my case, I can achieve better prep this way and noticed:
less tugging
increase number of shaves per blade
less irritation
seems a sensible thing to do

This works for me.

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 11-15-2012, 09:18 PM
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(11-15-2012, 09:14 PM)VerbaVolant Wrote:
(11-15-2012, 09:02 PM)beartrap Wrote:
(11-15-2012, 08:55 PM)Kavik79 Wrote: ummmm.....if you're doing both anyway, why would you ever shave first and shower second?
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Why would you do the opposite?...

I shave after the shower. During shower the beard gets a good scrub and exfoliation. Keep the face wet as long as possible and shave right after shower. I believe, in my case, I can achieve better prep this way and noticed:
less tugging
increase number of shaves per blade
less irritation
seems a sensible thing to do

This works for me.

And this is great, but we can't assume what works for you works for everyone else. Andrew is trying different ways to eliminate his razor burn, whatever works...

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 11-15-2012, 09:43 PM
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As I mentioned before, I shave before I shower; it's the easiest way to get the last lather out of my ears and goatee.

I rinse my face and neck while showering to get the alum off, but usually don't wash (unless the bath soap I'm using smells nice). Aftershave goes on after the shower, after a quick drying off.

YMMV, but I haven't had any real issues with razor burns or bumps doing it in that order.

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 11-15-2012, 09:51 PM
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(11-15-2012, 09:02 PM)beartrap Wrote:
(11-15-2012, 08:55 PM)Kavik79 Wrote: ummmm.....if you're doing both anyway, why would you ever shave first and shower second?

Why would you do the opposite?

to wash your face, remove dead skin, clean oil off the whiskers and let the water soak in and soften them up so they cut easier

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 11-15-2012, 09:56 PM
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(11-15-2012, 09:51 PM)Kavik79 Wrote:
(11-15-2012, 09:02 PM)beartrap Wrote:
(11-15-2012, 08:55 PM)Kavik79 Wrote: ummmm.....if you're doing both anyway, why would you ever shave first and shower second?

Why would you do the opposite?

to wash your face, remove dead skin, clean oil off the whiskers and let the water soak in and soften them up so they cut easier

Wash your face, this is all it takes. No need for shower to do what you just said.

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 11-15-2012, 10:08 PM
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I know everyone has different ways, it was just a simple question of why he'd do it that way, since it seemed counter-intuitive to me. now i know why

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 11-15-2012, 10:57 PM
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I shower at night and shave in the morning. So which comes first, the chicken or the egg.

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 11-15-2012, 11:22 PM
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I do what Sharpspine does... when I shave in close chronology to the shave. That's not often.

Most times I too shower at night and shave in the morning.

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 11-16-2012, 02:51 AM
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+1

I find that the post shave warm shower water is very soothing and by the time I get out, I have no more irritation.
Then comes a soothing A/S like Krampert's and the USB which further enhances the skin conditioning/protection.

(11-15-2012, 09:10 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I'll do a real quick & light face wash while in the shower mainly to get the forehead & nose area since I don't lather & shave there.

Once out of the shower & dried off I apply my AS.

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 11-16-2012, 03:11 AM
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I could not bear washing any of my Alt Innsbruck off, or even getting any steam on my freshly Innsbrucked face or even Aqua Velvaded for that matter.

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 11-16-2012, 07:37 AM
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I shave before showering 90% of the time, personally I get better results. I didn't notice when I used cartridges since they always gave me a lousy shave, but when I started using traditional methods I never could understand why I would have a BBS face and then 30 minutes later I had patches of stubble everywhere. After a lot of searching on the web and trial and error I found out that my face apparently swells more than most people when in a hot steamy shower. I then shave and have what appears to be a smooth face and then my face cools and dries and the slight swelling subsides and stubble pops out, I call it peek-a-boo stubble. Tongue Also, when shaving before a shower I rarely ever get any irritation, but shaving after I almost always have light to moderate irritation.

Now I just do about a 1 minute face scrub with Musgo Real Glyce Lime Oil soap, with lukewarm water, never hot and then I leave the soap film on my face and lather over it, seems to be enough "prep" for my needs and then afterwards I jump in the shower. So as you can see this is another of those many YMMV things, I can and do on occasion shave after a shower but I much prefer it the other way around. Anyway, to answer the original question, I wash my face but try not to scrub the shaved area much and I apply splashes and balms after showering.

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 11-19-2012, 07:20 AM
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Shaving after showering is my device.The best results for me.My skin is wet and warm and the results are great.The whiskers are soften and i can shave them off very easily.This way i don´t get any irritations.

The shower has the highest temperature i can stand.While i´m showering the brush soakes in the sink or the bowl.Then comes the regular procedere.

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 11-19-2012, 12:03 PM
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hugh...

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 11-19-2012, 01:30 PM
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When I shaved with cartridge razors I shaved before showering. When I started wet-shaving I showered before shaving. I cannot tell you why, I just don't know.

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 11-20-2012, 02:59 AM
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(11-15-2012, 09:14 PM)VerbaVolant Wrote:
(11-15-2012, 09:02 PM)beartrap Wrote:
(11-15-2012, 08:55 PM)Kavik79 Wrote: ummmm.....if you're doing both anyway, why would you ever shave first and shower second?
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Why would you do the opposite?...

I shave after the shower. During shower the beard gets a good scrub and exfoliation. Keep the face wet as long as possible and shave right after shower. I believe, in my case, I can achieve better prep this way and noticed:
less tugging
increase number of shaves per blade
less irritation
seems a sensible thing to do

This works for me.

I also do it before the shower. First reason is I have a small bathroom and the fan will-not eliminate the steam and heat. I hate heat and want out of that bathroom as fast as possible. It fogs up the mirrors and I hate wiping them off. Shaving before seems a sensible thing to do for my situation. Oh well, we are all different.Cool

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 11-20-2012, 07:52 AM
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(11-20-2012, 02:59 AM)DEW Wrote: I also do it before the shower. First reason is I have a small bathroom and the fan will-not eliminate the steam and heat. I hate heat and want out of that bathroom as fast as possible. It fogs up the mirrors and I hate wiping them off. Shaving before seems a sensible thing to do for my situation. Oh well, we are all different.Cool

A sensible thing to do for your situation would be to replace your bathroom fan.
If you cannot deal with this, have a professional size and replace your bathroom fan so moisture gets removed and replaced with fresh, dry air.
It is easy to size your bathroom fan, just google it and see the charts.
I recommend Panasonic fans but I am sure there are other manufacturers.

Edited to add: funny that your name is DEW and yet, you suffer because of condensation in your bathroom.

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