A classic, quality barbershop shave always includes a “hot towel,” which goes on your face prior to the shaving. The experience is not only relaxing, but the heat and moisture from the hot towel serve to open your pores and soften your beard, so you can get even closer with the razor. Plus, it’s all kinds of old school fun, and you can easily recreate the effect at home. Martin from Birchbox Man visited with Kiehl’s master barber Justin to figure out how to make a hot towel at home, and on the cheap. You likely already have everything you need. Learn about the process in the video below.