Pirooz Sarshar: My name is Pirooz, and I am the co-founder of the Grooming Lounge. Today I am going to teach you how to achieve the perfect shave. The key to a great shave starts with preparation and by preparation I mean cleansing and by cleansing I mean washing your face. Now you may think, well I wash my face I use that soap and the shower to wash my face. Well, first of all, why would you want to use a soap that you use on other body parts on your face. Second, soap is not good for your face because what soap does, is that has a stringent that actually dry out your skin. So what you need is a targeted cleanser. Now, looking at my skin, I am analyzing my beard right now and as you could see this is about three days of growth. I knew I was going to shoot this video so I decided to shave for a couple of days. Now, I shave almost everyday and I have what is called combination skin. Most of you guys out there have what is called combination skin. And a combination skin comes in a from of what is called the T-zone. So this is considered your T zone. Normally my forehead and my nose are a lot oilier than the rest of my face. That is what creates combination skin. Then there is dry skins. Some of us who are more mature, who are a lot older have drier skins. So you want to use a cleanser targeted for drier skin. Then there are some folks out there who have oily skin and that is oily all over. Therefore you would use a cleanser that is made for oilier skin. So you always want to use the proper cleanser before shaving. Now why do you want to wash your face before you starts shaving. The reason you want to wash your face is as you sleep even if you just woke up this morning and you are in the bathroom and you are about to shave, as you sleep dead skin builds up. There is a dirt, there is grime, all the different things from the environment that come on to your face. So by cleaning your face you are actually taking away surface stuff. You are actually taking away dead skin, you are actually taking away all the grit, all the grime and what this is going to do, it is going to give your razor a fresh pallet to work with, one, two, it is going to prevent your razor from dragging because your skin is suddenly so clean okay. Now you will see when I use my cleanser which is right here. This is called the mud cleanser face wash and the mud cleanser face wash is a basic cleansing gel designed for all skin types. And I am going to only a good face wash only requires a dime size of products. So I am going to use a dime size of this product. I am going to wet my face and I am going to use it in a circular motion all over and you notice as I am working my beard. I am going to start pushing the hairs up while I am washing my face. So my goal is to clean the surface, give my razor a clean pallet to work with and I am ready to shave now.
In the next segment, I am going to teach you how to apply the proper products before you shave. We are going to start out using a shave oil so I will teach you all about shave oils and how to put one on and how to blend it, cocktail it with the cream.