I don't know if it's a phase or not but I've totally lost interest in applying any sort of AS following my shave. I've taken to just rinsing my face with cold water and blotting it with a towel then that's it. In some climates the weather gets so cold and dry you do need some sort of moisturizer after showering/shaving, but lately I've not been having any issues with dry skin so I really don't need anything. I visited Iceland in December of 2004 and it was so dry that when I got out of the shower it felt like my face was going to crack if I didn't moisturize it. I keep all my AS's handy, including TN Dickinson and Thayer's just in case I need them. Just curious if anyone else has gone through one of these phases.