The Art of Personal Grooming

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“The Shaving Experience”

One of my greatest pleasures is watching my man shave.  In truth, I could sit for hours on the edge of the bathtub and watch him shave.  In my opinion, shaving is one of the most beautiful rituals that a man engages in - it is personal, intimate, and “self love and admiration” at its finest.  (Not to mention that a man usually shaves half naked, in a hot, steamy bathroom) – A combination that quite frankly, takes my breath away.  In his “shaving ritual” a man will create “the perfect lather to coat his face; choose the right blade to slide along his skin; rinse the blade every few strokes (while tapping against a porcelain sink to rid the blade of excess;) rinse his face and “slap on” an aftershave (meant to seduce me.”)  Oh mercy!  I’m left observing his most beautiful skin and “a smile as wide as the heavens” as he turns to show me his glory.  (I have lived amongst Peacocks and observed how they “strut and fan their tail feathers” - Peacocks pale in comparison to my man, as he turns and presents his freshly shaved face.  Without question, I’ve been seduced. To seduce him in kind, I created Mango Blossom Moisturizer, an exquisite blend rich in nourishing Tropical butters that give the closest shave, tone the skin, and impart a scent “that will make you want to sit on the edge of a bathtub for hours.”  I know this to be true … Whether shaving yourself, or your man, here are a few techniques to enhance your experience: 1.)    Wash and scrub the facial skin using “Lemon Twist” which will remove dead skin cells and encourage the formation of new, supple skin cells.  (During showering is a good time - steam opens the pores and prepares the skin for shaving)… 2.)    Apply a light coating of “Mango Blossom” and shave “with the grain /using short strokes” 3.)    Rinse using warm, then cold water to close the pores 4.)    Apply “Floral Hydrosol” to tone pores and refine complexion (if you suffer from “razor burn or bumps” apply May Blossom Toner instead of a hydrosol to heal tissue damage) 5.)    As a finishing note, apply a light coating of Mango Blossom Moisturizer to nourish and moisturize the facial skin.  Heaven I tell you; pure heaven … Additional tips:  To preserve the blade, place razor in alcohol after the final rinse as water causes the blade to dull; do not shave the same area of your face numerous times as this will cause irritations; razor burn occurs when applying too much pressure to the face or shaving against the grain; and most significantly, if your man shaves with an electric razor, throw it out … Enjoy … Elise Muller, Proprietor / Artisan Mountain Spirit Botanicals

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