I used pre-shave oil when I first started shaving and I noticed that it did help in the areas which were borderline. I have noticed that as my technique has improved, the pre-shave oil actually becomes a hindrance. Now it seems that the oil actually causes my skin to become almost sticky to the razor (a bad affect).
Can anyone else confirm similar results? It has gotten so noticeable that the last month I have not used it at all because I now get considerably worse shaves when I use oil. It has definitely been getting worse on a curve that is inversely proportional to the quality of my razor technique.