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Old 10-15-2007, 03:20 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-15-2007, 05:07 AM   #2
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Re: Redness after Shaving - A losing battle

Try using an electric shaver one of the ones with three spinning head worked for me, If not what I tend to do is use one of the conventional type razor but the new gillete one with a battery in it, I use that on my face and use my electric under jaw bone area (where I get a shaving rash) seems to work for me, also try changing your duvet covers more often as I read that could maybe be partly to cause.

Old 10-15-2007, 01:34 PM   #3
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Re: Redness after Shaving - A losing battle

I don't like electric razors. They don't shave close no matter how good they are.

I've heard Double Edge (classic style) razors are good, anyone have experience with these?

Old 11-04-2007, 08:41 PM   #4
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Re: Redness after Shaving - A losing battle

I've got your answer! I've had a similar problem shaving, and for years now I only use one thing after a shave and cold water wash...Banana Boat Sooth-A-Caine Gel!! It's got 0.7% Lidocaine and 0.2% Menthol and is absolutely the best thing after a shave! I've tried other "after sun" lotions, but this is the tried and true one for me. A bottle last about a year, and it's getting harder and harder to find. Last year I ran out so I ordered 6 bottle from some online's that good!

Good luck.

Old 11-05-2007, 08:51 AM   #5
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Re: Redness after Shaving - A losing battle

rubbing alcohol. use it evertiem after i shave. dont get razor burn any longer.

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