My routine changes from time to time.
If I'm using clippers (most of the time I am), I use Wahl 5-Star Balding clippers (no attachment). I clip, shower (it makes a mess), then do a touch-up, hit it with HeadClear, then some Cremo moisturizer.
With a razor, it's different. I shower first and scrub with an exfoliant - usually St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Then I shave after I get out of the shower with Cremo Cream, and a Harry's razor with a fresh blade.
Then I rinse off with as cold of water as I can stand under the bath faucet (easier than the sink).
After the rinse, I do any minor touch-ups and then hit it with HeadClear (LOVE THIS STUFF), and then a good dose of Cremo Moisturizer. I usually touch-up any styptic pencil spots at this point.
Nothing like a good shave.