Ive always had very sensitive skin and thick quick growing hair. Seems I always have razor burn, and red irritated skin. I used to shave in the shower with no cream/soap. This worked much better, but still had plenty of burn and irritation. Now Im out of the shower shaving and trying a DE razor with shaving soap. Heres a quick rundown on the routine: 1. Put the brush in a bowl of hot water, add a little hot water to my soap. 2. Shower for 10 minutes, rub face with hair conditioner start of shower(swiped the wifes) 3. Mix up a lather, move to bowl, add a little more water for lather. I got a decent lather using Van Der Hagen. 4. Lather face, rub with brush (boar bristle, I know need a badger) for about 5 minutes. 5. Shave in at least three directions, at least 2-3 passes each. My neck in particular gets beet red. Stings bad. Any recommendations?