Changing your shaving lubricant to a natural shave oil will improve your results tremendously. Not only will you gain a closer shave, but shave oils protect skin better, moisturize both the hair and skin, won't clog pores, and takes up less space than typical creams.
The result is an easier and healthier shave along with the elimination of razor burns and ingrown hairs, and fewer cuts and nicks. It's a godsend for gentlemen with goatees or mustaches as you'll be able to actually see what you're shaving. No more guessing if you're hacking off a piece of your finely sculpted facial hair. It also packs into a suitcase quite nicely.
Shave oil tutorial: Wash face with soap, leave face wet, then apply small amount of shave oil 5-10 drops, let sit on face till hair raises and softens, splash some more water at your face & razor, then shave with the grain, cleaning razor regularly, splash warm then cold water on your freshly shaved face, if you have oily skin, lightly wash skin with warm water after, then splash cold water and pat dry no aftershave or moisturizer needed afterwords.