How odd... I have never experienced this but I am quite liberal with my cold water splash and after that I soak a flannel in very cold water and hold it against my face a few times. I use the same one as I used for the hot towel routine before I shave.
[SIZE="1"]Ah... You can't beat the cold steel and the badger. All this electrical rubbish, little wheels spinning around all over the place for callow youths and peach fluff, Not for a man's beard. Razor blades for men! I think we'll have this on number 9. If you're going to have a shave have a close one!
Tony Hancock, The Bedsitter, 1961.[/SIZE]