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Old 10-30-2017, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

Been having this problem for awhile. Doing No Shave November and I do like the clean look despite the fact a lot of people say I look better with a beard. Just shaved tonight and having the same issue constantly despite using more face wash/pore cleaners for my face. I'm seeing shinier skin on my forehead/nose but my cheeks after I shave are still rugged and red most of the time.

I'm using Gilette razors and I'm honestly not happy with them at all. I've consider going to the barbershop whenever I need a shave or a shave (which is every 3-4 weeks) since I seemingly keep messing it up or my skin's super sensitive.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

I have no idea why but I have never had a problem with it?

Are you shaving in the correct direction?

Have you tried showering first and then shaving? This opens up your pores if you're using warm water. There is significantly less resistance when shaving to the point that I can get away without even using shaving cream if I want after a warm shower.

Do you regularly replace or maintain your blade or are you the asshole using the same one 6 months later?
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

One recommendation I do have though... sometimes the way you hold the angle of the blade or the blade count is incompatible(my theory) with your skin.

I have tried a 5 blade before and it hurts like **** to shave whereas a double or triple by the same brand feels infinitely better.

Sounds like you just need to probably play around with differing blade amounts and brands until you find something that works for you.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

Shave in the shower and use soap.

Being half Filipino, I can't grow body hair anyway so I just use an electric razor.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:18 AM   #5
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

Trim it.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:43 AM   #6
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

I quit using the 3+ blade thing and now just buy a pack of disposable single blade razors. I use an aloe vera shaving cream and let it set in a bit, then go with short single strokes always from the top down, never against the grain so to speak. I throw the razor away after the 3rd use.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:01 AM   #7
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

Make sure you shower first, and have the following
Shaving cream, alcohol, no bump cream.

Also, use an electric razor. The kind that could trim your hair. Much less prone to bumps
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:00 AM   #8
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

1. First apply warm water on the area you are gona shave, it loosens up the skin/pores/hair for a nicer shave (and wash).
2. Apply a good shaving cream, it glides/protects better.. i use Nivea Shaving Cream...
3. Use a good razor and change it often... personally my skin gets irritated by electric razors, i use Gillette Mach/Fusion/Proglide (3-5 razors), ALWAYS stroke downwards, stroking upwards will amputate your grains (hence u look like Freddy Krueger)...
4. Dont shave everyday, there is no way around burns/redness/bumps if you do it everyday, you dont give the time for the skin to "heal", let it rest for 2 days at least...
5. Wash your face with ICE COLD water... it soothes & tightens everything up again... the warm to cold water remedy is for good blood circulation aswell...
6. Use a good after shave balm, stay away from the alcohol kind (it just dries up your skin, i get bumps from it, also it will wrinkle/age your skin)... i use Nivea After Shave Balm, it ices/soothes & moisturizes the skin...

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Old 10-31-2017, 10:45 AM   #9
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

https://www.amazon.com/Gentleman-Jon.../dp/B00FA35K02

^ get you one of these. Has definitely helped razor burn when I have to shave my neck
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:06 PM   #10
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

Preventative care has already been mentioned in the thread. Open up your pores with hot water prior to shaving, use a quality cream, and change blades weekly.

If you're looking to reduce bumps and redness after the fact, dab some witch hazel on it. Never heard of it before I started dating a cosmetologist, but apparently it's the closest thing to miracle water you can find.
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:21 PM   #11
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:24 PM   #12
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

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Shave in the shower and use soap.

Being half Filipino, I can't grow body hair anyway so I just use an electric razor.

Lucky you...I started growing back hair when I was 18.


****ing sucks. Definitely gonna get laser hair removal to take care of that shit, as soon as I am in the position to spend 2-3k without a problem.
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Old 10-31-2017, 01:09 PM   #13
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

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Lucky you...I started growing back hair when I was 18.


****ing sucks. Definitely gonna get laser hair removal to take care of that shit, as soon as I am in the position to spend 2-3k without a problem.

When I was in my early 20s, a bunch of Marine buddies and I went to Pacific Beach, and there was a dude with me who looked like Teen Wolf. Gross... just sitting in the water there was like a blob of hair floating around him.

I've got no chest hair, no back hair, can't grow a beard.

Its a blessing and a curse.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:41 PM   #14
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?




Use DRY razors, dry them right after use and make sure when you activate the cream via hot water that it's as hot as you can handle without burning ya grill

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Old 10-31-2017, 11:08 PM   #15
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Default Re: Any advice on reducing razor burn and redness after shaving?

shaving consistently stops razor burn

everyday or every other day

ever notice when you let it grow for some time, then shave it, it generally irritates your skin?

good razor and sharp blades are important

like someone else in this thread said, I also shave in the shower w/soap

everyone's diff
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