The key to a great shave is simple...Prepare, prepare, prepare. The best time to shave is during or after a hot shower; the warmth and moisture will open your pores and soften beard hair. But if time is of the essence, a hot soaked flannel will do the job. For a super-smooth shave, pre-shave oil will nourish and rejuvenate your skin, whilst easing the path for the impending blade. With the shaving cream or shaving soap to follow, your beard hair will be extra-softened, making way for a smoother finish, with far less irritation.