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Re: Shaving When You've Got Acne

Postby mitesh » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:54 am

Do you have any tips for shaving with acne as I've got real sensitive skin. I've tried used a safety razor and it's quite good and eventually I'd love to migrate to a proper straight razor but until my skin sorts itself out I won't be able to do this any-time soon. Any hints, tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Shaving When You've Got Acne

Postby ShadowsDad » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:26 pm

Tip1: if what you're doing is working don't rock the boat. Stick with it.

Tip2: what makes a straight razor "a proper razor"? Just something to think about. Having written that I have to ask why wouldn't it work just as well as a safety razor?

For quite a few years I used nothing but DE and SE (single edge) razors. Only recently have I tried a Rolls Razor which uses a segment of straight razor blade in a hoe configuration. I never plan to use a straight (famous last words). There is no progression that is carved in stone that one must follow to a conclusion. Do what works for you (see tip #1).

I can't help with the acne and shaving beyond suggesting some experimentation. After shaving rub the face with an alum block, it might help, it might not, but it is anti-microbial. If that doesn't work, then use it for the underarms. Keep the salt from the block out of the eyes. More info' than that, nothing.
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Re: Shaving When You've Got Acne

Postby Squire » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:41 pm

As trite as it sounds acne sufferers simply must shave carefully.
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