Ideally and for maximum shaving comfort, Kiehl's recommends shaving after a warm bath or shower and/or after using the Kiehl's facial scrub appropriate for your skin type. You may also apply a damp, warm towel to the face prior to shaving. Smooth on a small amount of shave cream just enough to cover shaven area no water needed and glide your razor to the smoothest Take-Off imaginable ...Try it, you'll fly it ... Follow with a Kiehl's toner and moisturizer suitable for your skin type for a smooth 3-point Happy Landing!!! It's a Hair Raizer.