This is a new category here at It’s currently called Matt’s Musings, but that is subject to change. These posts won’t show up on our homepage as they are definitely not evidence-based weight loss content but rather are just thoughts, feelings, or randomness about any subject I wish to write about. Sometimes they may be evidence-based posts in a realm other than weight management.

I hate shaving. Hate it. I don’t have much in the way of facial hair growth and I don’t envy those who do. For a while, years ago, I tried an electric razor but that was just as uncomfortable as anything else. Somehow I stumbled upon some articles about shaving without shaving cream. I think the idea was that much of the irritation that comes after shaving was actually being caused by the stuff we put on our face before, during and after shaving, rather than by the process itself. I’m not sure I believe that, or care, but some time ago I tried shaving without shaving cream.

I don’t remember how long ago that was, but it’s been more than a few years now and I don’t see the point in starting to use shaving cream anytime soon. Hot water and a disposal razor (and I’m talking the 6 for $2.99 kind) is all I need. I like to think I’m a pretty simple guy and I just don’t like the idea of spending money on crap I don’t need because some commercial told me to. Down with shaving cream!

Down With Shaving Cream