So since I've been shaving, I've been having to learn lots of little things to get good results. My current shaving routine is to wait until the stubble is about 3/8 inch and then shave before work. That usually consists of my splashing some water on my face, applying shaving cream, and doing a quick job. Unsurprisingly this results in razor burn, and some ingrown hairs. So, I consulted some of my male co-workers about their methods, and purchased a pre-shave scrub, and aftershave + moisturizer. They're part of the Gillette Fusion line.
This morning after my shower, I got dressed, took my vitamins, and had some breakfast. Then after about a half hour the mirror was no longer steamed up, so I went back to shave. I splashed some warm water on my face, used the pre-scrub, and rinsed thoroughly, as indicated on the packaging. Then I applied my shaving cream, shaved rather the same as I usually do, careful strokes, rinsing the blade between passes. Then I again, rinsed my face, and applied the aftershave + moisturizer. My skin looks great now. I'm wondering if the razor burn and break outs I've had, have been because I haven't using a moisturizer.
I am well pleased with my results so far. I still need to get a good razor, rather than using average disposable ones (schick xtreme 3), but I'm not ready to commit to that yet. I know when I do, I will need to get a good one, and I don't really have the money to plunk down on an electric razor yet.
I'm amused because I was pleased with my shave, enough that I bothered to put product in my hair and style it. I haven't been styling my hair for awhile, enough so that I gave up the mohawk, and went back to a standard short haircut. I stopped a bit after I bleached my mohawk because it was cut in a way it looked fine down too, so I just didn't bother. Plus the weather's gotten cold enough I'm wearing hats on a somewhat regular basis.
Anyway I took a picture this morning before work, after I shaved and styled my hair.
And just for my own reference for later, I'm at 22 weeks on testosterone.