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Old 03-15-2010, 02:14 AM   #1
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Facial Shaving; Dry; Itchy

I'm 24 years old and I've been using Nivea Sensitive Skin for maybe a year. But over the past month my skin has been drying out and very itchy after shaving. It turns red, and I even get a "hive bump" or two. I've noticed that my forehead has also been very dry as of recently (which obviously I don't shave), but not itchy or red. Weird thing though is that I THINK this has started around the time I bought a new can of shaving cream. Could it be a bad batch or maybe they changed the ingredients? Can anyone think of any other possibilities? I put lotion on it, the itching stops but the redness and heat is still there. Thank you.

 
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: Facial Shaving; Dry; Itchy

It could be the shaving cream, it could be your skin.

It might be worth trying using a bland moisturiser as a shaving cream, somthing like aqueous cream or Vanicream, lathered up with a bit of warm water.

After you have, apply a moisturising lotion, preferable a non scented, non coloured one.

It could also be the trauma of the blad on your skin - if it is persistant, trying an electric razor could be an answer.

Of course, if it persists or gets worse, a visit to the doctor would be in order.

 
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:35 AM   #3
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Re: Facial Shaving; Dry; Itchy

Thank you! I found it is my shaving cream after I started stealing some of my brother's, haha. Mine is made for sensitive skin, yet it's giving me these affects. Weird.

 
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