I know this is a weird post, but most of you are men and I can't ask at the coffeeshop during covid, lol. So, I bought an electric (cordless) shaver (brand is SMATE), one of those indiegogo things that I fell for. Supposedly, four cutting heads. I think you call this a foil shaver. Some real powerful salesmanship copy convinced me to back them to the tune of $100 for this shaver. Ugh. Gave me the worst shave I have EVER had. Just pitiful. Was not fun to shave, quite a few snags/pulls of the whiskers instead of cutting, and many areas of the face that did not shave well, so, it wasn't a 'close' shave by any stretch of the imagination. Granted, I have a bit of a tough beard growth, what we used to call a 'heavy beard' but that doesn't mean an actual beard, it just means the density of the whiskers. Shaving with a razor blade, I get a great, close shave. I asked for a refund and they did not respond. After the first abysmal shave, which was dry, I showered and then shaved. Same result. I have a cordless trimmer gizmo that is not a shaver, it's a trimmer for sideburns, neck, etc. I have had it for many, many years and it works better than this $100 shaver! It gives me a shave that's equivalent to about a one to one and a half day growth. I don't expect an electric shaver to provide a shave like a razor blade but it certainly should be better than what I got and it should not be painful! I had a shaver 30 years ago better than this. And this is supposed to be some gee-whiz technology. So, question is... do you do anything pre-shave or apply anything to get a better shave, and, if so, what?