If you've ever had the pleasure of a proper shave from a classic barbershop, you know that shaving should leave your face smooth and refreshed—not red and irritated. We asked J.P. Mastey, president of the grooming brand Baxter of California and owner of LA's Baxter Finley Barber & Shop for some tips of the trade. The key to a barbershop-worthy wet shave, he says, is good preparation.
End your shave session with a splash of cold water to close the pores. Finish by applying a light application of an alcohol-free after shave or moisturizer.
After shave balm,
$18 by Baxter of California