I’m always searching for a better way to get a closer shave. I have sensitive skin, too close a shave and my face is done.
Every once in a while I forget this and I pay dearly. The last time I forgot, was in Vegas this December. There’s a store called the Art of Shaving located in the shops between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay. It’s a straight razor shave. The hot towels, the works.
I go for my appointment, and it was great. I don’t think my face has ever had that close a shave. Since I got the shave the morning of our last day, we flew home that day returning to work the next day.
Next day back in Baltimore, my face still has no stubble. Amazing. Next thing I know halfway through the work day my face lights on fire. Every whisker growing back was like its own torture device.
It took a week for my face to get back to normal. I’ll never do that again, although I did like the hot towels. If your face is tough try it out, if not spend your money on a blackjack table.
Back to the main point of this post - the art of shaving for me. A neighbor of my parents has started a business manufacturing and selling 100% pure olive oil soap. It’s fragrance free and has no additives. The product literature mentions that it’s great for shaving. Well what the heck, I use a Gillette Mach 3 with their shaving gel, time for a test. I thought this combination was great until I tried Elan De Provence instead. The Gillette gel definitely dries your face out; the olive oil soap lubricates and helps the razor glide for a close shave but doesn’t strip out your natural oils.
I gave a bar to my contractor who was having skin problems. It cured whatever it was. Next thing I know I’m ordering him a case of this stuff.
It’s amazing how many new and improved products are pushed on the public. Something a simple as pure olive oil soap can beat a product engineered by a major Fortune 500 corporation. The only thing they need to work on is the name. It may not scream out to men looking for a closer shave.