What Is The Best Pre-Shave Face Wash?

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Pre-shave oils get a lot of the buzz these days, and there are some good ones, but it is too easy to use them as a crutch for proper shave preparation.  Cleaning and hydrating the skin properly before shaving is an essential part of a good shave in my opinion.  Sharpologist has discussed pre-shave cleansers before: “Get Ready! 5 Pre-Shave Soaps That Really Work” is consistently one of most popular articles on the site even though it’s three years old.  I have always been a big fan of Musgo Real Glycerin Lime Oil soap–“MR GLO” and I also quite like Lucky Tiger’s face wash.  But these are more “specialized” products that are less commonly available.

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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response?

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According to Wikipedia, “Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR)…is a perceptual phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or cognitive stimuli.  The nature and classification of the ASMR phenomenon is controversial, with strong anecdotal evidence to support the phenomenon but little or no scientific explanation or verified data.”  Could it be why we like shaving?

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