Rinse the Badger brush in warm water, shake off excess water and then apply Super Close Shave Formula to the top of the brush. Use the brush to apply a thin layer of shave cream onto face in circular motions. Let the shave cream sit on the skin for 30 seconds. Then use the razor slowly, with short strokes. To avoid razor bumps and burn, shave in the direction of hair growth. Shave difficult areas last, permitting the cream to soften the hair longer.