I've never shaved any other way than wet shaving. With the Gillette Atra since I started shaving around 1979, until I switched to DE a couple years ago.Squire wrote:...
Redness is usually caused by applying too much pressure which is a natural instinct when trying to get the whiskers off in the stubborn spots. It's counter intuitive but using little or no pressure actually does a better job.
Pressure with the Atra is of no concern, of course.
I thought I'd try consciously halving the pressure with my DE razors these last couple of days. The result confirms what Squire advises above. Better shaves, no redness, no sensation whatsoever from applying the aftershave.
All this with a cheap blade from Hema in my Feather AS razor.
I'd expect better results with a Feather blade.
Good advice. I'd recommend any seasoned DE shaver try less pressure, consciously.