Re: Pre-Shave Preparation - Softening Facial Hair
I've used the Mach3 Turbo ever since it came out, and must admit that only recently have I started to shave AFTER showering. Needless to say, I saw a substantial improvement in the condition of my skin after the shave, yet I still tend to get irritation (particularly around the mouth, where the facial hair is most coarse) if I don't allow my beard to grow for 2 or 3 days. My skin is super soft and, consequently, highly sensitive, and I think that the Mach3 may be cutting too close and traumatizing hair follicles where the hair has not yet had sufficient time to develop (which for me still takes 2-3 days). This is a huge pain in the rear-end, because after a good shave, my skin will be flawless until my next shave, but if I should shave again too soon, I get red patches and, what's worse, tiny little papules that I can only assume are damaged follicles. I am going to experiment with the old 2-blade Sensor Excel this weekend to see if there is an improvement. If not, I think I will try a shaving oil - can anyone recommend a particular brand? Also, has anyone ever tried shaving with pure aloe vera gel? I've heard that some guys with sensitive skin have found this effective; I currently use it as an after-shave moisturizer.
Last edited by Tiefer479; 07-08-2004 at 07:54 PM.