I shower at night.
15-20 minutes after I get up, I wash my face and hold a hot facecloth to my beard for a few minutes.
I partially fill my sink with hot water, soak my brush for a bit, load the brush with soap, and face lather.
I do one WTG pass, then an XTG pass on my mustache and chin.
I rinse off my face with cold water, soak the face cloth with cold water, add a squirt of witch hazel, and hold it to my face for about 10 seconds. I rinse again with cold water.
I apply an AS balm, which is the last step in the shave portion of my morning routine.