How to Achieve the Perfect Shave

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Pirooz Sarshar, co-founder of the Grooming Lounge, demonstrates how to achieve the perfect shave.

    Pirooz Sarshar: Hi! My name is Pirooz Sarshar and I am the co-founder of the Grooming Lounge. The country's premier destination for finding Mens grooming products, services and educational advice. Today, I am going to teach you how to achieve the perfect shave. As you can see I am looking a little bit scruffy myself. So I am going to start out today by showing you how to wash your face. The key to a good shave is preparation and preparation comes in the form of cleansing and by cleansing your face I don't mean using a bar of soap. Especially the same bar of soap you have used in other body parts. You don't want to stick it on your face. We are going to use a targeted cleanser. Then, I am going to teach you about shave oils and you may say oil, why would I put an oil on my face. Well shave oils are great. They will prevent razer burn, they give your razor slip and they also keep you from cutting yourself.

    Next, we are going to apply shave cream and I am going to teach you about shave cream a little bit and you are like what do you have to teach me about shave cream. Well, the unique thing about a shave cream is that I would use is that they are non foaming shave creams. Foam is cool and all but what is the use if it is not doing anything and just clogging up your razor. We are going to end our shave using an after shave balm. The key to a good after shave balm after cooling our face down is using a product that does not contain any alcoholic whatsoever. Because alcohol A; Hurts like a mother and B; dries out your skin. The goal is after you shave which is basically an active exfoliation anyways, you want to hydrate your skin and put some moisture back into it. Now, you are not going to need very much to get the perfect shave. As I described you need four basic products. You need a wash, you can use an oil and I am going to show you like you could use the oil individually by itself or you can cocktail it with the shave cream or you can just use a shave cream or low foaming shave cream and the other thing you need is an after shave balm. To start you need a fresh clean razor. Now, throughout this video I will be giving you some safety tips. I will show you how to hold your razor properly. How to take proper passage so that way you don't drag your razor and cut yourself. And I am going to how you how to stretch your skin so you get every fine detail and you don't miss a spot. Before I get started let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have been a Barber since the age of fifteen, about nine years ago I started the Grooming Lounge with my business partner and co-founder Michael Gilman. The reason we started the grooming lounge is that we both grew up in the beauty and barbering industry but we always had a lot of friends and lot of guys like you out there who came to us for products such as Bath Salts, eye creams. Who wanted to learn how to shave and we were always doing this behind the scenes because grooming was always very taboo for guys. So our idea was to make it cool, make it simple and we created www.

    groominglounge.

    com. Today thousands of men come on to groominglounge.

    com, get advice and purchase products for solutions that help their grooming. Next, we were the first guys to develop a line of products for men made exclusively in a Barber shop created by professional master barbers on a barber shop floor in our stores. Now that I have told you all about myself and I have given you all my credentials. You know I am the right guy to teach you how to groom and shave. So if you are ready let's go get the greatest shave ever.