My post-shave ritual includes removing the blade from the razor, rinsing the razor and blade under warm water, patting them dry, and reassembling. After you rinse it, the blade is good as new, cosmetically speaking, and may even last one or two shaves longer than if you didn't wash off any lather residue. You may (or may not) find that shave #2 or #3 with a blade is better than #1. I rarely push a blade past 3 shaves as it's usually diminishing returns for me by then.
[B]Viseguy[/B] -- [I]Homo sapiens [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQv0tFJltQI"][color="#118811"]vegetalis[/color][/url][/I]
"Keep up this good work and very soon I will see to it that you become a Bigelow [U]man[/U]."