Pre-Shave Wash Important

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Modern carts do not clog. I am currently using a pack of Gillette Sensor 3's, probably on shave 7 or 8. It looks like new. I reduce my growth with a first pass shave with a Schick injector. Try a Personna GT5 or Caliber 5 and try and clog them?
 

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Modern carts do not clog. I am currently using a pack of Gillette Sensor 3's, probably on shave 7 or 8. It looks like new. I reduce my growth with a first pass shave with a Schick injector. Try a Personna GT5 or Caliber 5 and try and clog them?
I'll take your word for it mate but my cartridge days are well and truly over, But good luck with them, obviously there's nothing wrong with cartridge razors it's all just a personal choice
 
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A good face wash using Aleppo soap or just an olive oil soap will prepare my skin ready for shaving, that's how we did it in the army so I see no need to be changing my routine now, not only do I believe I get a better shave because of my freshly cleaned and hydrated skin and beard I also think my blades last longer because they are not having to mow throuhgh dirt and dead skin cells. :) P.
 
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I think it helps for sure. I have also invested in some Clinique recently as John Lewis had a rather unusual 75% off sale.

Face Wash
Moisturisers
Exfoliating Tonic

I certainly think it helps and has helped a few areas where I get dry skin.
 
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I wash my face with soap and water pre-shave (if i haven't just stepped out of the shower) and i think it helps a little. FWIW, i try to use a natural soap if possible - currently using some Johnsons Baby Honey soap my wife gave me a bar of , which seems good.

More important, i believe, is to put plenty of water on your face just before lathering up, as i find otherwise the later can hit a dry, or drying, face and the water gets drained out of it a little, leaving it a little concentrated and draggy.

The thing i have come to learn, for me anyway, is that my facial skin can "drink" quite a lot of water - i find quite a difference post-shave if i wet my face and chin every ten minutes or so - it really helps settle everything down much quicker
 
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