This is really a post for new members that are new to traditional wet shaving. If your after shave is burning so bad that you can barely take it you are putting way too much pressure on your razor. When shaving with a DE, SR or SE razor you should be putting very little if any pressure on your face with the razor, let the weight of the razor do all the work for you. I've been reading older posts where members have been on the verge of quitting because DE shaving was too painful for them. You don't want to shave off the first layer of skin, you just want to shave the hair. My aftershave never burns my face and if it does it's only in an area that I have shorned myself and taken that first layer of skin off. I just don't want new guys to think this is normal. Again there should be no pain, shaving should be an enjoyable experience. It's one of my favorite things to do and always seems to put me in a better mood after I do it...but technique is key. Slow down and enjoy yourself.