The picture has nothing to do with my shave today - it was unused previously - and it is currently pitch dark - so that will have to do.
Tepid shower - double zero clippers on head - cold water shave
prep - facial scrub
razor - Gillette Slim (4)
blade - Lodz Polsilver (polenta - 6)
soap - MT - Mint Ice Menthol paste - vegan
brush - Simpsons P8 Phyl best
post - cold water - still - nante witch hazel
a/s - Mentally Glacial mix - if you are not familiar - that is half and half Floid Mentally Vigorous and Alcolada Glacial - named by @Paul L
balm - Vifrex gel.
A lovely restorative shave - ordinarily I wouldn't set about cleaning myself up at one in the morning - but a combination of insomnia and horrible humidity in Glasgow tonight - led me to all things menthol - if there is any chance I will sleep tonight - we aren't talking Equatorial rain forest humid - but by local standards it is too warm and sticky - every window in the flat is wide open - although I do swear that I can hear unspeakable things being done to monkeys - civets - even? - a jaguar on the prowl - in the quiet of the Govanhill night. Might just be the locals - probably. It's a goddam jungle out there. Sorry - shaving - back in the room - the blade is just getting into its stride - good for another four or five uses before you become concerned about them - turning the Slim up to four - is perfect - a wee bit more assertive - as I am currently only shaving every three to four days. A classic razor for a reason. You don't see the Vifrex balm mentioned much - but check it out menthol troops. My face! - my face! I can't feel my face! Stay safe - one and all - this - probably - is the most dangerous time - especially - given the jaguar on Dixon Avenue. I.