Touch yourself

Posted by Luke McMeeken-Ruscoe on

Not in that way, get your head out of the gutter. 

To have a great shave you need to touch your face before, during, and after your shave. 


Rub the shaving foam/gel into your face. Spread it around and feel how your hair, which way it runs, where it is thick, just get to know your face. 


Pull your skin taut. Make sure that the shave is going in the same way as the hairs. Run your hand over your face and feel the pieces you have missed or need another shave. 

Now go against the grain and again pull the skin as taut as possible. Feel the hairs after each shave to know if you got all of them.


Massage the lotion or moisturizers onto your face. This gives you another chance to feel around your face to see if you got all those pesky hairs. 

Spend some time touching your face during the shave to help track where you have shaved and to help ensure you get the closest shave possible.

Moment of Gratitude

I am getting better at lowering my expectations of others. 

Epictetus said, "It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

I used to get really annoyed when people wouldn't live up to their word, or their values, or act honorably, or act consistently. 

It reminds me of a saying from Marcus Aurelius' "When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can't tell good from evil."

So it's a work in progress but I am slowly getting better at it. 

Be awesome, shave well, make sure to touch yourself.


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