04-12-2016, 06:55 AM
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I have noticed since I switched from using cartridges and SR to full time DE that regularly the skin on the shaving area of my face has very tiny white skin flakes on it after a few hours(how much later I cant say) even though I haven't changed the AS Balm I used for the last 8 years during cartridge and SR shaving.

Is it perhaps that I have not yet found the smoothest blade and razor combo for my skin.....or is the addition of alcohol based after shaves to my routine causing this?      The AS splash is the only thing that has been added to my routine since changing to DE razors.

Perhaps I should try removing AS from my routine before posting, but thought perhaps there were others with a similar experience for tips on how to effectively address this w/o removing my love for A/S splashes!

I should mention I use a few different A/S Splashes from Pitralon, Proraso, Floid, Brut and Fine.

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 04-15-2016, 01:30 PM
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Try to stop using the AS splash for a week or so.

I always apply my AS balm first, then apply the AS splash - do you also do it in that order ?

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 04-15-2016, 02:14 PM
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I normally do splash then balm. I am going to try a week without the a/s and only balm and see where it leads.

there is always the opportunity to switch to witch hazel if necessary.

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 05-13-2016, 12:37 PM
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Try eliminating anything with alcohol. It can dry the skin and cause irritation.

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 05-13-2016, 01:01 PM
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  • kav
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Except Whisky.

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 05-17-2016, 09:59 AM
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(05-13-2016, 01:01 PM)kav Wrote: Except Whisky.


And dark rum

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 05-17-2016, 10:07 AM
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You probably can only truly know if you consult with a dermatologist, but a good place to start would be to try without the alcohol-based splash.  I know everyone does things their own way, but quite honestly I have never understood using both an aftershave splash and an aftershave balm.  I thought they were supposed to be used in place of each other not in conjunction with each other.

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 05-17-2016, 10:17 AM
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I used to have that issue.  Either use balm exclusively or use balm then AS (non alcohol based or low content is best).  I like to use Speick balm and Floid Blue aftershave.

Eric

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 02-17-2017, 01:09 AM
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returning back to this subject. I have been using ONLY Shea Butter for about 6 months(which is great as an ALL NATURAL product) and only realized a change in my skin issue mentioned in the OP when I started using milder razors like the EJ89 and British flat bottom tech.

It appears my skin prefers milder razors.

I probably will stay with the milder razors and must now ponder to open the only remaining A/S in my inventory the Derby City Chop Shop in its beautiful bourbon bottle. :o)

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 02-17-2017, 02:26 AM
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Just a reminder, you can also get this when shavimg sometimes if the razor or straight razor have a wrong angle. Or if you had a bit to much pressure so you scrape of a little of the outer layer of skin...

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 02-19-2017, 09:45 AM
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hillbilly,  watch out for the razor blade on the top of the deby city tonic.  One of the most interesting a/s i have ever used.  Could you explain how to use the eye dropper that came with it.

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