View Full Version : Rash from shaving
06-13-2010, 04:16 PM
I have REALLY sensitive skin on my face, and can only shave 3/4 times a week or I get a rash on my neck... Anyone know anything I can use on my face to make it less sensitive so I can shave everyday?
06-13-2010, 08:16 PM
I shave with coconut oil. Just rinse the blade often. I use a natural spearmint soap when I can get it that's wonderful.
06-13-2010, 09:27 PM
An aloe vera gel would help soothe and heal the rash. I also use an oil between washing and lathering up to shave, usually jojoba or almond oil. Bronner's shikakai soap for shaving and then more oil/water aftershaving with a little bay rum and cold water splash to close pores.
Rinse razor out between each pass with cold water, protect your blade by drying it and coating with a drop of the same oil for storage between uses. Shaving in the morning after a nights rest, the whiskers are softest and easiest to shave.
other thoughts; could it be the lube strips irritating your skin?
have you tried the multi bladed razors...3/4/5 blades?
have you tired changing the direction you shave in the irritated areas?
06-13-2010, 11:57 PM
I have/had the same problem...my solution...I am growing a beard...lol...seriously though...I had to use a 4 blade razor and I shave in the shower after I have washed everything and had about 10 minutes soaking time in the warm water. Get yourself a fogless mirror and give it a try. It really help me out. Also, I use lots of soap on my face...not shaving cream. I just lather up and rub it all over my face and shave away reapplying as needed. Something gentle like Dove soap or if you choose a more natural type soap would probably be as good or better. After being in a career field the last 10 years that required me to shave for work...it is SO NICE to be able to finally let the facial hair grow. Even if it doesn't look good on me I am not shaving for at least a couple months just because I can...lol...http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/cashton12/beardsmilie.jpg
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