Normally I do... but I can also go without. I have pretty thick & oily skin.Sean, if you are shaving with just water you might want to add in just a bit of pre-shave oil. Doesn't ad much time to the shave & will make everything that much smoother. I like it even under most of the shave creams/soaps I use.
I'm a cheap SOB, any of you guys have a free shipping code for a reputable online vendor of shaving products? I'm looking to buy a tub of cream, brush, and a sampler of blades, but don't want to break the bank.