11-19-2014, 11:28 AM
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I'm having some shaving burn especially after the third pass. I use a splash based aftershave but it doesn't have any alcohol(or so it says on the ingredients). After using it , my face tightens up and it's burning(not bad but it still stings). Maybe it's also because of my preshave routine. I use Dove Men+care to wash my face and 2 times a week a use a facial scrub before shaving. Maybe I should also consider an alum block. I also use a Silvertip from Whipped Dog and an Edwin Jagger DE 89. On the areas that I have the burn my face gets dry.

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 11-19-2014, 11:37 AM
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  • Giorgio
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I can see the facial scrub routine potentially having an impact.

Any burn/irritation I experience is usually due to the soap I use, and the sensation usually hits around the second to third pass. It might be worth ruling out your soap by trying others, especially one designed specifically for sensitive skin...just a thought.

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 11-19-2014, 11:37 AM
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skip the facial scrub before shaving!

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 11-19-2014, 12:54 PM
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I agree with the others. Skip the facial scrub. Traditional shaving methods with a real blade are all the "facial scrub" you need. MHO.

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 11-19-2014, 01:02 PM
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(11-19-2014, 11:37 AM)tonsorius Wrote: skip the facial scrub before shaving!

+1

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 11-19-2014, 09:20 PM
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Could you be having a reaction to the splash?

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 11-20-2014, 01:44 AM
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@Alex - why don't you dialogue a little? i am convinced your shavings would progress much faster that way Wink

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 11-20-2014, 01:58 AM
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(11-20-2014, 01:44 AM)tonsorius Wrote: @Alex - why don't you dialogue a little? i am convinced your shavings would progress much faster that way Wink

Ok. I was having trouble 2 years ago with shaving rash or burn when I was using cartridges. The area below my bottom lip turned red and then dried and then my skin flaked. I have the same situation now in the areas surrounding my lips.

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 11-20-2014, 04:19 AM
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Sometimes I get a bit of a burning sensation and slight redness from brushing. Three passes sometimes does it, but not often. Go easy with the brushing and perhaps loosen the intensity. That works for me, but sometimes I get all zealous again Wink

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 11-20-2014, 05:10 AM
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(11-20-2014, 01:58 AM)Alex7 Wrote: Ok. I was having trouble 2 years ago with shaving rash or burn when I was using cartridges. The area below my bottom lip turned red and then dried and then my skin flaked. I have the same situation now in the areas surrounding my lips.

In that case I'll suggest you give the splash a break a little bit...especially in the winter months and perhaps switch to a good balm or some unrefined shea butter.

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 11-20-2014, 05:23 AM
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(11-20-2014, 05:10 AM)Giorgio Wrote:
(11-20-2014, 01:58 AM)Alex7 Wrote: Ok. I was having trouble 2 years ago with shaving rash or burn when I was using cartridges. The area below my bottom lip turned red and then dried and then my skin flaked. I have the same situation now in the areas surrounding my lips.

In that case I'll suggest you give the splash a break a little bit...especially in the winter months and perhaps switch to a good balm or some unrefined shea butter.

I never used aftershave till a few weeks ago when I switched to wet shaving.

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 11-20-2014, 06:19 AM
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It really sounds like your skin needs a good conditioning after your shave. Most splashes won't really do that, and of course if you use nothing, you get nothing. I think I know that specific dryness you are referring to, and if it's the same, I would still recommend a good conditioning AS balm or unrefined shea butter. Some balms work better than others and some can be drying as well. My absolute favorite product to use is Sampsons All Natural aftershave balm, it can be had from their website or from The Superior Shave, and you can get samples. And I think a good unrefined shea butter will also work.

I wish you luck, I know it can be frustrating but in the end you will need to go through some trial and error to see what works until you land on the best solution for you.

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 11-20-2014, 08:26 AM
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(11-20-2014, 06:19 AM)Giorgio Wrote: It really sounds like your skin needs a good conditioning after your shave. I would still recommend a good conditioning AS balm or unrefined shea butter.
+1

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 11-20-2014, 08:43 AM
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(11-20-2014, 05:23 AM)Alex7 Wrote:
(11-20-2014, 05:10 AM)Giorgio Wrote:
(11-20-2014, 01:58 AM)Alex7 Wrote: Ok. I was having trouble 2 years ago with shaving rash or burn when I was using cartridges. The area below my bottom lip turned red and then dried and then my skin flaked. I have the same situation now in the areas surrounding my lips.

In that case I'll suggest you give the splash a break a little bit...especially in the winter months and perhaps switch to a good balm or some unrefined shea butter.

I never used aftershave till a few weeks ago when I switched to wet shaving.

Alex, PM me your address if you're in the USA.

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 11-20-2014, 08:55 AM
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(11-20-2014, 08:43 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote:
(11-20-2014, 05:23 AM)Alex7 Wrote:
(11-20-2014, 05:10 AM)Giorgio Wrote: In that case I'll suggest you give the splash a break a little bit...especially in the winter months and perhaps switch to a good balm or some unrefined shea butter.

I never used aftershave till a few weeks ago when I switched to wet shaving.

Alex, PM me your address if you're in the USA.
I'm not from USA.

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 11-20-2014, 09:40 AM
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I can get irritation on my neck in particular if I do not watch my angle carefully. In addition to trying the advice mentioned above, you might try a soap with lanolin, provided that your skin doesn't react to it. My skin lilkes it a lot. There are plenty of soaps out there that have it.

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 11-20-2014, 01:29 PM
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(11-20-2014, 01:58 AM)Alex7 Wrote: I was having trouble 2 years ago with shaving rash or burn when I was using cartridges. The area below my bottom lip turned red and then dried and then my skin flaked. I have the same situation now in the areas surrounding my lips.

approximately how often do you shave alex? i would suggest you just aim for a light and slow 1 pass for now in the areas that yields red/dry skin.

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 11-20-2014, 01:40 PM
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(11-20-2014, 01:29 PM)tonsorius Wrote:
(11-20-2014, 01:58 AM)Alex7 Wrote: I was having trouble 2 years ago with shaving rash or burn when I was using cartridges. The area below my bottom lip turned red and then dried and then my skin flaked. I have the same situation now in the areas surrounding my lips.

approximately how often do you shave alex? i would suggest you just aim for a light and slow 1 pass for now in the areas that yields red/dry skin.

I shave about 4 times a week.

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 11-20-2014, 01:58 PM
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alright then, just about same as myself.

what razor and blade do you use?

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 11-20-2014, 02:05 PM
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(11-20-2014, 01:58 PM)tonsorius Wrote: alright then, just about same as myself.

what razor and blade do you use?

I use this Edwin Jagger 89DE http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Edwin-Ja..._2496.html and now I use Derby extra blades.

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