Just started using both. My alum block came in the mail yesterday. After my shave, I'm now doing the following routine:
Alum - yeah...theres some sting there!
Wait 5 min...clean up the mess my shave makes
Witch Hazel...today, after the cold splash, it looked like the witch hazel did a bit of pilling on my face into little balls. Anybody else have this?
Its like 20 degrees here in the DC area...so an ASB is definitely warranted. I also noticed that after the Alum my face got really tight. You could really feel the sting and the pores closing up.