I have been using Thayer's cucumber witch hazel TONER after shaving before applying AS Milk/splash for a couple of weeks now, and I really like the way that my skin feels after using it. I have noticed, however, that a recurring problem for me is the forming of small sensitive hard areas (small pimples essentially) around the edge of my goatee from time-to-time. This is a problem that I've always had dating back to before I started wet shaving, but I am starting to wonder if maybe another change to my routine might help reduce/eliminate these. Reading online very briefly did not immediately yield a clear answer as to the difference between 'toners' and 'astringent' except that astringents seem to be more 'aggressive' (for lack of a better word) and can be harsher on the skin. Might it be worth a try to switch to a WH astringent after my shave, at least a few times per week?