I'm new to this website, and looking forward to my first DE shave. As of right now, a Gillette super speed, some Van Der Hagen soap, and some personna double edge razor blades. I got it all locally, and only have about 15.00 invested right now. I would like to get my first shave on new years day, but will not have a brush to make some lather, so I'm wondering if there is any problem using modern shaving cream. Am I more likely to cut myself, or anything like that? I'm going to put an order in for a brush, some prorasso and a few different blades to see what I like, but I'm ready to get started now. Thanks for the help.