Irritated face

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Irritated face

Post by Johnny_Z » Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:47 pm

My problem comes after the shave, sometimes a day or so later. I'm using a Gillette (I think, it's been a while since I bought it) and a soap I found at CVS Pharmacy(Blue and white box). After I shave I use a balm I got at Bath & Body works. It's a mild burning/irritation and my beard around my chin feels especially prickly. My skin is rather sensitive and dry.

Any ideas?


Post by Rob » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:32 pm

Shaving soap makes my skin super dry. This could be a problem for you. Run over to CVS (Walgreen's maybe, too) and buy some Palmolive shaving cream in the red tube. Or try Target's spa section and pick up some Proraso shaving cream.

I'm not sure why you'd have irritation a day after a shave. Normally irritation should happen immediately after a shave or shortly after applying aftershave. Have you tried other aftershaves? Maybe the soap is the irritant.

What blades are you using? Have you ordered a LetterK blade sampler pack?

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Post by jdavis54 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:48 pm

It could be the soap you use to wash your face with. Perhaps your slightly allergic to that and when you wash your newly shaven face the next morning or that night, whenever you happen to bathe, it causes irritation you normally wouldn't experience.

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Post by Steve » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:44 am


Try Kiss My Face moisturizing shave cream. My skin is less dry and less irritated when I use it. It's reasonably priced and gives a great shave!


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Post by tonyespo » Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:15 am

Johnny Z, You are using a Gillette what? It is a DE razor? Johnny, make small changes. If you change everything at once you won't know what you did that fixed your shaving problem. When you make a change such as a different shaving cream you need to give it a few days to see if it works. If the cream doesn't work then try a different blade. Again give that a fews days to see what happens. You have the picture. Stick with it and you will find out how to get a great comfortable shave.
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Post by Rob » Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:47 am

And thus the Goldfather has spoken. Heed his words.

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