- Simple beard wetting with splashes of cool tap water
- Face lathering only once
- First pass of oblique buffing, with grain, in an anti-raking stroke pattern
- Face re-wetted with tap water but not re-lathered for second, clean up pass (there is enough residual slickness from the first lathering to give a good clean-up pass)
- Clean-up pass done across and against grain with same razor as first pass
The shave was topped off with after-shave lotion to smell nice, and then some fragrance-free moisturizer for skin conditioning.