Three Steps for a Fantastic Shave From Mondial Gentlemen's Barber

Three Steps for a Fantastic Shave From Mondial Gentlemen's Barber

When you visit Florence, you are always welcome to visit our Gentlemen's Barber store near the Ponte Vecchio and see first hand the care and attention our master barbers give to every step of the shaving experience. They use high quality shave care products that are made in Italy using natural ingredients such as coconut and argon oil that have proven over thousands of year to provide great benefit for hair and skin.

But if you can't make it to Florence, we're helping with some short tutorial videos on how to care for your face before, during and after the shave with our Antica Barberia line of shave care and fragrance products.

Three Steps for a Fantastic Shave From Mondial Gentlemen's Barber

Step 1: Preparation

Preparing your face before shaving plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and comfortable shaving experience. By softening facial hair and opening the pores, face preparation helps the razor glide effortlessly, reducing the risk of nicks, cuts, and irritation.

Products such as our Antica Barberia pre-shave oil and creams provide an extra boost of preparation for a smooth shave.

Step 2: Shaving

Shaving with a clean razor and a warm face is a must if you want to get a close shave. To start, use a warm, wet towel to wipe your face. This will open up your pores and make it easier for your razor to get a close shave. After wiping your face, you can use a quality shaving cream and shaving brush to create a smooth lather between your razor and your skin.

Using a shaving brush will add another layer of pleasure to your shaving routine and also help you get a closer shave. The right shaving brush will lift your hairs, increasing the blade’s contact with your skin and at the same time thoroughly coat hair follicles with shaving cream to condition the hairs on your face and make them easier to cut. 

The shaving soap or cream you choose should be able to create a rich lather. You can test this by taking a small amount of it in your hand and rubbing it between your fingers to create a lather. If you can’t feel any bubbles forming, the soap or cream is not going to be effective.

Our ancient recipe shaving creams or our Traditional Ancient Recipe shaving creams are a great choice for the job!

Step 3: Protection

After you have completed your shave, you might want to use aftershave in either a cream, lotion or fragrance form. Aftershave helps to reduce any irritation and closes your pores after the shave. It also helps to reduce the chances of getting ingrown hairs, redness, and razor burn. After you have used your aftershave, you can use a moisturizer to close your pores and keep your skin hydrated. This will prevent your skin from being dry, which can lead to irritation. 

An aftershave from our collection of aftershave gels or aftershave splash lotions use a formulation based on Vitamin B5 for greater skin protection.