I've gone back and forth between wet shaving and electric shaving. I went back to wet shaving a few weeks ago, but instead of canned shave gel and a Gillette disposable (Fusion or Mach 3), I went old school. I got a double edged safety razor, Proraso shave soap (contains eucalyptus and menthol) and a badger brush. I slap some witch hazel on as an aftershave.
I'm starting to wonder if my electric was causing me more irritation, because my skin has been doing well since I went back to wet shaving. I'm still mastering the double edged blade and I still get the occasional nick, but a dab from the styptic pencil takes care of them. Certainly the quality of the shave is much better and closer than the electric razor.