this method of shaving (not my own creation, but i don't know who's) has worked better than any other way i've ever tried. i tend to get a closer shave with less irritation, and get to save money on razors, shaving cream and after shave!
i think the whole concept is based around the baking soda removing the oils from your skin and facial hair which allows the razor to cut better and last longer while doing the same job as your after shave by lessening irritation and preventing oily skin caused by most shaving creams.
what you need : baking soda, hot water, a razor and, of course, facial hair.
my razor is a disposable that has lasted over a month of daily usage thanks to this new
method. i used two a week with shaving cream.
what you don't need : shaving cream or after shave
Step 1: Rinse
Step 2: Baking soda
just add a little hot water to the baking soda and mix it into a thick(ish) paste.
rub the paste onto your face (where there's hair!) very thoroughly. the grit of the baking soda is a great exfolliant and help prevent those gross little white heads that come up after shaving sometimes. don't rush to get it off because it is sucking the oils out of your hair that would otherwise make the hair harder to cut and dull your blade. it feels kind nice, too.
Step 3: Shave!
start shaving! i prefer to shave against the grain to get a closer cut, but some people disagree. this part is up to you
Step 4: Kiss your wife!
i find this particularly effective because i can shave five days in a row and have a clean shave each time. i can only get a clean shave if i do it once every two or three if i use the typical products.
also: i don't look all that clean-shaven in this picture, but i assure you, my wife did not fend off my kisses afterward. smooth as a baby's butt!