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Hello. I'm new to the forum just had a quick question.

I have thick facial hair. I can only shave every 3 or 4 days because If I shave when the hair is too short I will bleed all over. I've used numerous gels/creams, Edge, Gillette etc. Right now I am using a Mach 3 and Old Spice gel because it's supposed to be better for sensitive skin (so were the other products). My problem is this: I will shave and my skin will be perfect, extremely soft but the next day or so when the hair begins to grow back my entire face gets really dried out and sometimes pimples begin to break out in mass (4-5 in a small spot) around the sides of the chin or mouth. I wanted to know if there was something I could use to prevent this from happening. My face always feels so tight the next day or so after shaving. Any Suggestions?
 

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Foliculitis; its the minor infection you get that is called razor burn. I have the same issue, or rather I used to. You need to prep more when you are getting ready to shave. Take a nice long shower to give your hair time to weaken. Shave with sharp, sharp razors and ALWAYS in the direction the hair grows. Its tempting to shave against the grain because the skin feels so much smoother, but this can cause ingrown hairs. Immediately after shaving, I usually put something with a lot of aloe in it on, or I just use my toner (non alcohol based) and follow that with my moisturizer. Also, the shaving creams made for guys usually have a lot of fragrance in them, which can also aggravate your skin, maybe try something like aveeno? I use a product someone made for me with menthol and peppermint oils, but I don't think thats so important and you could probably find a similar product on the market. OH and don't exfoliate the same day you shave.. the razor takes layers of skin off and exfoliating just makes it worse. If all that doesn't work, try electric. Not as close and will hurt for the first week or two you do it, but will ultimately maybe help. Good luck!
 

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You can get anti-razor burn products in most stores. Aveeno works well, as does the king of shaves line, but when I was using their products I used the shave oil AND the shave gel. Just be gentle and you should be cool, besides a little stubble is hot.
 
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