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    I agree about switching to a 48 hr. shave cycle. That's what I do as I find my shaves with straights are a little bit better that way. Another thing that could be causing irritation is the brush as well as face-lathering. I would switch to a brush with soft tips (silvertip or synthetic) if face-lathering, or try bowl-lathering with other brushes for a spell, painting on the lather, to see if that helps.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys!
    I actually have been stressed lately. Not sure if that makes a difference, but I try not to put on too much pressure.

    Anyway, I think I may have found a solution: I found out that Nivea Sensitive Post-shave Balm has witch hazel in it, so I gave it a try.
    I moistened my stubble, rubbed in some of the Nivea stuff and a little oil, and then applied lather carefully on top (painting with the brush rather than rubbing it in). I noticed no irritation during the shave, which was a good sign. Afterwards I rinsed, applied Trumper's Skin Food, more Nivea balm, and a tiny bit aftershave. There's hardly any irritation; only one reddish spot that was still there from the previous shave. This is also my smoothest shave in several weeks, because the skin didn't get irritated and uneven.
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    As I grew older and out of the military I decided to shave less sometimes grows beards and having 2-3 rest of my face. I have tried cold water shaves not for my face and skin, warm to hot water exfoliate skin with scrub pad at least warm cream sometimes I will use gel, with my four directional whiskers I need at least 3 passes one will be ATG.

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