11-17-2014, 12:06 PM
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Hi there,
I started the real wet shaving 2 days before christmas in 2012, after my 5 years old electric razor lost its power almost completely, causing me 1-5+ ingrowns after every shave. Luckily I discovered this awesome way of shaving, but I wasn't new to wet shaving either. Before my electric I shaved with mach3, and after getting allergic reactions from every single foam on the market, I decided to shave with normal soap. All changed when the quality of the blades dropped, and I changed to electric.

Back then was impossible to get a proper brush, and I simply didn't know how to use a shaving cream, which ironicly were sold in super markets. Now is all different, online products are in huge numbers, and my chances to get products that my skin is accepting increased.
I have very dry skin, and unless I manage to keep it hydrated, it takes the moisture from the lather, together with any fragrances or any other ingredients and my skin reacts to them violently. If a soap is too drying, it will melt my natural oils, and I will end up in the same situation regardless of how well my face is hydrated.

I know my condition is not fun, but maybe there are people out there having the same horrible experience, that are willing to share their thoughts on solutions, products, procedures, or anything that might help with my situation. Obviously I am willing to help back with anything I can, as you never know how helpful can something become.
Glad I found this Place,
Dan

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 11-17-2014, 12:07 PM
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  • Johnny
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 11-17-2014, 12:08 PM
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  • Agravic
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 11-17-2014, 12:23 PM
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  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN, Dan!

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 11-17-2014, 12:28 PM
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  • Giorgio
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Welcome to TSN!

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 11-17-2014, 12:36 PM
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Hello and welcome.

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 11-17-2014, 01:17 PM
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  • freddy
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Dan, and enjoy your stay. Smile

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 11-17-2014, 06:31 PM
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Hello and welcome!

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 11-17-2014, 06:36 PM
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  • evnpar
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Hello Dan, welcome to TSN.

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 11-17-2014, 06:45 PM
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Welcome!

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 11-17-2014, 07:01 PM
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  • kav
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buna zia!

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 11-17-2014, 07:31 PM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Dan! Smile


I would highly recommend a good, unscented artisanal soap to help you with your condition along with unrefined shea butter for the post-shave. Good luck.

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 11-17-2014, 08:17 PM
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  • Jovan
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Welcome to the Nook Dan. Your problems with various shaving creams and soaps sound just like my Brother problem with allergic reactions. He found success with Castle Forbes, Penaligons Blenheim Bouquet, and Martin de Cadre unscented. Good luck and just keep trying until you find something that works. He went through nearly 20 creams and soaps until he found these that work.

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 11-18-2014, 01:30 AM
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Welcome to TSN, Dan

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 11-19-2014, 08:18 AM
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Hello dan, welcome to: " The Shave Nook " Relax & Enjoy.


Charles U.K

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 11-19-2014, 02:27 PM
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Welcome to the Shave Nook.

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 11-19-2014, 03:07 PM
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  • Gabe
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Welcome to the forum.

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 11-19-2014, 11:52 PM
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Welcome to the forum

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 11-20-2014, 04:13 AM
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Welcome to the Nook, Dan Biggrin

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 11-20-2014, 10:00 AM
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Hello and welcome! Smile Greetings from Portugal!

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