03-21-2017, 09:43 AM
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I've a mild case of persistent razor burn- really just red dots. I've been DE shaving for about two months now. Keeping it WTG/ XTG, exfoliating, toning, moisturizing, alum, the whole nine. The mild red dots aren't terribly inflamed or infected at all, but the redness persists. I'm going to try some products with glycolic acid- two from Jack Black deep dive glycolic facial cleaner and the line smoother oil-free moisturizer. This is separate from my shave routine. But wanted to know if anyone had experience with these products or success banishing the remnants of persistent razor burn. Thanks for any thoughts!

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 03-21-2017, 09:47 AM
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Red dots, you say? Try laying off the alum and see what happens.
I never got those dots again after benching my block.
What I thought was a beginner's technique issue was actually a reaction (and I'm not the only one).

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 03-21-2017, 09:47 AM
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Jackson, if you're anything like me, perhaps the use of multiple products on your skin has something to do with it.  I apply two things to my face - shave soap and aftershave.  Anything more and irritation could creep in.  Perhaps the products you list were introduced over time and not all at once.  I wish you luck and perhaps others who've used those products can share their wisdom soon.

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 03-21-2017, 10:05 AM
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I'd lay off the alum, that's good advice.

I also agree that you may be using too many products.  When you shave, try to use a highly nourishing soap and balm.  Saponificio Varesino Stella Alpina is fabulous with great performance and post shave feel:  https://bullgooseshaving.com/products/sa...-soap-150g.  With a soap like this you should only need the matching balm or even something as simple as Nivea sensitive post shave balm.  Nuavia and SMN V3 are also very good soaps with exceptional skin conditioning/healing properties.  Speick and Soap Commander balms are also great.

Eric

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 03-21-2017, 11:56 AM
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Thanks for the advice fellas. Much appreciated. I'll let you now how it goes.

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 10-27-2017, 07:01 PM
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Whoa! From a woman's prospective who's middle aged you are way over doing the skin products! Oh, and I use to be a beauty consultant for a major skin and makeup company (doesn't make me an expert though). Exfoliate once a week, toner if it has glycolic acid don't use it unless you are worried about serious wrinkling right now, if it has salaytic acid thats for acne, you really don't need a toner shaving is putting a blade along your skin and I think that is getting all the dead skin cells off. You can use the toner on your forehead and nose (same for the exfoliator. Your asking for ingrown hairs! Moisturizer YES!!! everyone should start moisturizing their face at age 14 and don't stop! You will pay later and you can't get it back except spending a lot of money on lift, tucks, botox and fillers. If that's your picture you don't look like you need to worry or are in dire straights about your skin. Wash shave and moisturize and some nice smelly stuff. And the guys are right the shaving bars cleans so that takes one more step out! Good Luck and Ease up on all the products!

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