A few observations and recommendations. First, I feel you may be a bit premature trying XTG or ATG with razors quite capable of handing most folks their face back, especially with only your second go round with each. I notice in the pic, the lather looks awfully bubbly, and perhaps is one of the main culprits- too thin and not enough cushion. I could be wrong, only you would know this. Your irritation is obviously blade contact and/or angle related. It may well be that these are just too much blade exposure for you and your sensitive skin, and subpar lather would only amplify this.