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Shaving Rash and blokes skin

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Geordie Jester, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Geordie Jester

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    Not the most butch thread ! But just wondering if anyone can recommend some men's products for shaving rash ? I don't suffer too bad, but seem to get quite a few spots on my throat/neck.

    I also have really oily skin, especially forehead.

    I know there are more and more products on the shelves for us guys, but was just wondering if anyone can personally recommend something as they all look the same !

    Im thinking of maybe needing more of a medicated aftershave balm than just a moisturiser?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated
     
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    OK,

    Use a mac 3 razor from gillet.
    Use their sensitive skin shaving gel.

    Then use Nivia aftershave balm.

    It might not cure the problem but you should see a significant improvement.


    Also before shaving, wash your face with nutralia shower gel. I have found that it real helps to soffen the shaving process.

    Dave.
     
  3. GaryB

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    Palmolive shaving Gel (not foam) for sensitive skin works very well for me.
     
  4. Garrett

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    4 drops of Sandalwood essential oil in 10 ml of apricot/peach kernel oil.

    Or if you are suffering from oily skin you could add cedarwood (Cedrus Atlantica) or cypress, but do not exceed 4 drops per 10ml what ever the combination.

    Oh and the oil will not make your skin any oilier it is a natural product and is absorbed.
     
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    King of Shaves shaving gel; it's expensive but is definitely the best I've used. I also agree about the Mach 3 razor.

    Warm flannel beforehand, cool flannel afterwards and then I jump into the shower. Sanex shower gel is very good and doesn't inflame bad skin.

    Why are you shaving your forehead though? :confused:
     
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    Oddly i switched from mach 3 and gillette gel to cheapo bics and value shaving foam and no more rashes.Trial and error is the key.
     
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    I have a healthy long stubble/short beard (depends on day of week).

    Remington beard clippers = never any rashes!

    Gareth (aka Desperate Dan) :cool:
     
  8. Geordie Jester

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    hehe. :D thankfully I don't have a hairy forehead ! I just thought while I was on about shaving, could ask about oily skin products.

    to the rest of you, thanks for the advice. :smashin: will go to town soon and try buying some different stuff.
     
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    Couldn't agree more on using King of Shaves; Possibly the best product out there for shaving. Also, the warm/cool flannel is correct too! Don't forget some of the golden rules of shaving:

    Nice clean razor. Any knicks in the blade or dullness will just rip your skin.

    When shaving your face follow the hair growth, ie, shave down towards your jaw, and when shaving you neck/throat, shave upwards. ALWAYS follow the hair growth. And don't pull your skin tight when shaving, you'll just encourage ingrowing hairs!! Don't shave how they do in ads - it's all wrong!

    Don't shave first thing in the morning, this also encourages ingrowing hairs. Wait about 30 minutes and your face will be 'awake' and not all 'soggy' from sleeping!

    And don't apply too much pressure - gently does it.
     
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    what with this and my thread on make and men - we'll be asking Eddie Izzard to be a MOD next :D

    Stuart can we hide these threads from the girls? :D

    Gary
     
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    My tips are:
    Ensure the water is very hot and rinse the blade between each sweep (tapping it if necessary to clear out the gunk between the blades).
    Use razors with the 'lubrastrip'.
    Use a good foam (I use Noxzemia, prefer the blue menthol variety as it does leave a cooling effect on the skin). £3 - 5 in Boots.
    Leave the foam on for as long as you can (I shave in the shower and wash/foam the face first, wash body and then return to the shave)
    Shave the face and then run your fingers over the skin to feel if there's anywhere that the blade hasn't been close enough and then apply a bit more foam to do those areas again (eg for me the corner of jaw bone below ear).
    Finally, for spots/rashes, Sudocrem antispectic cream is a bit of a miracle worker at clearing them up. But for general shaving rash, try Biotherm post shave moisturer. You can get it in Selfridges or the airport. It really is fantastic.

    Hope that helps!
    Dean.
     
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    hot water for the shave, keeps the pores open and the bristles soft....then rinse with cold to close the poors again. Now....shall we discuss which handbags to accompany various outfits?? :D
     
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    I shaved my chest on saturday....


    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHH!!!!!
     
  14. Geordie Jester

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    isn't shaving upwards on neck/throat against the direction of growth ? certainly feels same direction as face
     
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    What about using a proper shaving brush rather than foam / gel ?? I started using one along with an oil you apply before hand and dont seem to have many problems now.
     
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    Shave after a shower - soft and supple and the blade glides through.
     

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