Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shave and exfoliate in one step?

    I get a lot of mail from people asking for questions or tips on how to clear up acne and blemishes. We are always running low on time in the mornings so I thought I'd throw in a great tip I picked up a while ago.  You can shave and exfoliate your skin at the same time. It's pretty easy and doesn't require any special equipment.
    This tip comes in from a friend who works in a day spa.  They have a "master barber." When they hook you up with their $55 dollar shave service, this is pretty much what they do.

Step 1
Get your bowl, your brush, your cream and your favorite exfoliate.


 Step 2
Go ahead and put equal amounts in a hot bowl.

Step 3
Take your wet brush and start mixing it up.

 Step 4
Add water accordingly. You might find it's a little bit too thick at times. You've got a great lather now.


As you typically would, massage and spread the lather all over the parts of your face you intend to shave. It really is that simple.

74 comments:

  1. perfect, that saves a lot of time

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  2. Bathrooms already done! lol All the pics are on the blog.

    That does look thicker then a normal lather though.

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  3. By mixing it with something else, doesn't that lower the contration of exfoliation beads, thereby making it less effective?

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  4. good tips for saving some cash, thanks!

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  5. That exfoliating cream is from Target?

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  6. Great info on getting rid of that stuff.

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  7. Simple, but well explained. Thanks!

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  8. Man, that looks complex but cool at the same time. Thanks for the tip! And thanks for checking out my blog! Be sure to Follow if you like it ;)

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  9. Dude this is seriously an awesome tip! Makes for a smoother shave as well if the pores are free-er

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  10. I never even thought about that. Heck, I wouldn't have even thought that would work until you showed me. I'd be interested in trying this (but first need to find exfoliating cream).

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  11. really nice! i'll try this, as i hate to use to much time on shaving.

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  12. Good post! Looking forward to reading you next one

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  13. Wow, pretty simple... never thought about it before. I'm going to try that out latter this week.

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  14. i remember my dad used to do that. :)

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  15. OH SHI THANKSSSSSSSSSSSS I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN GUIDE ME :3

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  16. Good post!

    Yeah, it definitely looks like a sweet exercise, but damn I would think that you'd have to have some major balance to pull that off...maybe it's easier than it looks, but I doubt it.

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  17. very useful tip. if only i had enough facial hair to need this

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  18. Damn i'll have to keep this in mind. Great tip!

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  19. Wow, I would have never thought to combine the two into a shaving lather. Good Idea.

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  20. Do you have to use a straight blade for this method? I would think the mixture would get stuck in my razor.

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  21. Looks easy. Can you go outdoors after doing this?

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  22. need to get one of those brushes

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  23. Thats really usefull, and it saves alot of time.

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  24. Thanks for the useful shaving tip!

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  25. eeww that thing in the bowl looks like a worm

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  26. Dunno where to buy them in Italy; goddamnit.

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  27. Efficient multipurpose method.

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  28. Where do I go about getting a brush like that? Looks sexy.

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  29. Hmmm, interesting. that might work for me

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  30. Huh, I never thought about doing that. I should get a brush and start.

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  31. Wow, never thought of this. Great idea.

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  32. I'll have to try this, new to me but sounds good

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  33. This is Ace! I like how you use the step by step pics. It makes it more easy to follow :D

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  34. that is a very freakin cool idea. Loving it! I especially like apricot scrubs with microbeads 8D

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  35. I have a fair few pimples and exfoliating tends to hurt and make them bleed...So I avoid at all cost..

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  36. good idea dude, ill have to try this

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  37. I should try this, but not on my face!

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  38. I came to report that I tried this, and some of the grits got stuck in my Mach3 razor. Should I be using a different type of razor?

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