Redness after Shaving - A losing battle
Pretty much everytime after shaving, I get redness on my neck and on the cheekbone area. I usually shave everyday, but I often miss a day to prevent the sore feeling. Also the amount of redness seems to change depending on the blade. If the blade is too sharp or too blunt, I feel soreness.
My routine goes something like this: I wash my face with a facewash, rinsing with hot water for about five minutes to soften the skin. Then I'll use a badger hair brush to apply Gillette (or Pamolive) Sensitive Shaving Foam. I use a Mach 3 or Mach 3 Turbo razor, shave with short strokes and rinse the blade under hot water every 2-3 strokes. Sometimes I'll go over the same area more than that because it just doesn't cut the hair good enough. Then after finishing, I'll rinse my face with warm water to wash away soap, then with cold water to close the pores. I'll then apply Nivea Balm after patting my face dry. Then after five minutes, I apply a skin irritation liquid to calm the redness. Perhaps half hour later, I'll use a moisturizer to prevent dryness.
I don't like stubble! But it seems, even after such a vigorous shave I still have visible stubble. Truely depressing. I could live with that if I didn't get the redness/spots after! What can I do? What can I change? I don't have loads of money to burn, I'm saving intensely right now for studying.
Last edited by PeteJB; 10-15-2007 at 03:20 AM.