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Old 01-30-2003, 10:35 AM   #1
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I know that there was a question somewhat like this posted earlier, but I want to hear some more responses about whether or not its good to shave. My dermatologist and facialist suggest I shave as little as possible. Every time I shave, I wake up the next morning with new acne. I've been trying to go like 4 and five days at a time without shaving. However, by day five, my skin usually looks pretty bad. Don't know whats worst. Also, wondering if any of you apply any kind of lotion et. after shaving. My facialist has recommended applying neosporin to my face every night before I go to bed to help prevent breakouts and to moisturize.

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Old 01-30-2003, 12:40 PM   #2
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I would sugguest to your doctor you'd like to be prescribed Vytone Cream ( Iodoquinol / Hydrocortisone Cream )

It has really been helpful when I get facial breakouts from shaving. Might I also sugguest going to your local drug store and buying a bottle of Betadine cleanser ( dark brown liquid used in every hospital )
and apply a small amount of the liquid to the blade, rinse and then shave, this may also help.

Old 01-30-2003, 02:54 PM   #3
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i've started shaving with aloe, as well as using aloe as hair gel too and applying it to my face after cleansing. has made a world of difference, i used to have the same problem as you and tried every shaving cream out there.

Old 01-31-2003, 11:21 AM   #4
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hey what about electric razors??? I use a phillips... I'm not sure if its breaking me out or what but I do get a couple of pimples in that area very often

Old 01-31-2003, 11:45 AM   #5
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I said this on the other post but this might help....I use a beard trimmer to shave and it gets pretty close. NOT all the way though but my facial hair isn't that dark. I never break out in that area. When I do go all the way down, I break out. I let it grow for 5 days, shave and im 100% clear. I dont understand it though. I thought hair plugged pores.

Old 02-01-2003, 12:00 AM   #6
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I thought I'd suggest Gillette's "Clear Skin" shaving gel. It states that it contains tea tree oil in it to help soothe and cleanse the skin after shaving. I use it and don't really have any post-shave breakouts. Good luck.

Old 02-01-2003, 01:21 AM   #7
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I have no problem using the Mach 3. Also Gillete has the best shaving creme, I am currently trying the Noxema brand with Aloe & something else. And it really isnt that good.

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