My roommate Scotty has never shaved his face with a razor before. Before last night, he always used an electric shaver. Below, I’ve catalogued his foray into shaving, with me standing close beside as his personal shaving mentor.

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Step one: Wash face and lather on the cream


Step 2: Using a gentle pressure, shave your face.


Step 3: Work slowly, and don't cut yourself, Scotty. That hurts!


Step 4: Take a second and admire that cleanshaven face!

After 5 minutes, a few minor cuts, a bit of patience, and a few instructional oversights on my part, we both walked out of the bathroom as cleaner and more confident men.