The water needs to be hot, almost too hot. Take a clean face cloth and rinse it under the steaming water. Scrub face with the hot water until skin is red. Apply three drops and three drops only of the shaving solution (Total Shaving Solution, Castlebar, Co. Mayo) to palm of hand and massage it into face. Wet face again.
Fill the sink and stand the double-edge razor blade-down in the water. Stand razor for 6 to 7 seconds. After sufficient soaking, start to shave. The feeling of the red-hot blade on face as it glides through two day's worth of stubble is satisfying to say the least.
Wash razor in the water regularly. Take care not to cut face. When finished, pat face dry with a clean towel. Rinse out sink. While watching the water swirl down the plughole, hope that yesterday's crap and other unfinished business goes down with it.
Repeat every 1 to 2 days as required.