The best way to get a good shave is to prepare your skin well. Pre-shave oil softens the skin and beard before shaving and applies to wet skin. For best results, let the oil work for a minute before you lather on. Take a few drops of oil and massage them into your beard. If you shave with an electric razor, there is pre-shave for electric shaving. It prevents redness and irritation, and lifts the hairs so you get a smooth shave. Here you can read more about how to prepare your skin in the best way possible before your shave with an electric razor or shave with an ordinary razor.