Please Help. Newbie to the forum and going desperate for some help

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I agree with the suggestion on angle but would suggest you use the Merkur 34. The Tech is a mild razor and requires good technique to get the best out of it, conversely the Fatip is aggressive and will punish you if you get it wrong. The 34 is a good medium razor that most of us have experience with, it’s what I started out with.

Use the Voshkod if that’s what you’ve had your best results with so far and you’re right in your approach of changing as few things as possible.
 
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As an update to my last post,

Now that i am not at work and can look at the pictures properly, it seems you have poor/inflamed skin.

I would give shaving a rest altogether for a week or two and just use a shaver to trim the beard. let your skin recover.
Dont use any perfumed soaps or anything. Silcocks base can be used as a soap substitute for problem skin.

Your problem probably isnt technique, you just need to have your skin rest for a bit.

oh, and dont use actual soap. It is far to irritant for sore skin.
 
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One suggestion is to try shaving in the morning. I have pretty much gave up on night shaves because my skin is tired and stiffer than in the morning. I found that no matter what I do I can't get nowhere near to morning shave with my night shaves. In the morning skin is softer and relaxed and it helps me get desirable results with almost no effort.

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And I forgot sometimes less is more. I just went my face with warm water and start with building lather on face. Overdoing preparation can give you worse results.

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No offense, but anyone with a 40-step shaving procedure deserves a bit of irritation. :eek:
Lol I’ve just been adding all of that stuff to my routine from fellow members suggestions [emoji2371]

I’ve been shaving for 3 months now every si gel time with a bad irritation. The only time I didn’t get any irritation was when I shaved a week with voskhod blades. Same routine. Only difference was the blade and I’m sure the technique for some reason was better that week





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I had similar irritation when I first started. I realise now it was due to poor lather. My lather looked great and full of volume but lacked the necessary slickness. When clearing the lather from your neck it lips before your shave, it's always worth a check that it's slippery between your fingers.

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I had similar irritation when I first started. I realise now it was due to poor lather. My lather looked great and full of volume but lacked the necessary slickness. When clearing the lather from your neck it lips before your shave, it's always worth a check that it's slippery between your fingers.

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To my knowledge I think the lather is good and slick. I do practice every day but on my hand. From the pictures I’m trying to make the lather a little more yogurt like. But you’re right maybe it’s not the way it’s supposed to be











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To my knowledge I think the lather is good and slick. I do practice every day but on my hand. From the pictures I’m trying to make the lather a little more yogurt like. But you’re right maybe it’s not the way it’s supposed to be











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It's hard to tell from photos but you want to try and get rid of those air bubbles you see in the lather. Aim for a thick cream like white.

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