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Hey everyone,

I've got a question in regards to aftershave.

From what i've been informed, directly after shaving you should rinse your face with cool/cold water to help close the pores (especially people with sensative/acne prone skin.)

Now the big question that i have is whether or not i should use an actual aftershave? It appears that the two big purposes of an aftershave are to disinfect(i know that's not the proper word, but to carefully manage your skin which has just been shaved and could possibly be damaged) and to moisturize and soothe your skin...

So my question is, could i just use a facial moisturizer as aftershave? Or would it be more beneficial to use an actual aftershave?

Keep in mind that my biggest concern is the prevention of acne from shaving. So would it be recommended to just use a non-comedogenic moisturizer for very cne prone skin, or an actual aftershave?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as i'm very new to this.

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I just use an electrical foil shaver.

Same result as a bladed razor without the fucking about and irritation.

.......just a thought.

ugh i hate blades.


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Hey people, my acne started with me shaving against the grain in year 7.... From there it has spread not realizing it was the shaving causing the pimples, after 2 years a friend of mine saw me shaving and told me i should shave with the grain instead of shaving against it. My question though is if there is anyways to stop irritation and new breakouts from shaving against the grain ?

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Hey people, my acne started with me shaving against the grain in year 7.... From there it has spread not realizing it was the shaving causing the pimples, after 2 years a friend of mine saw me shaving and told me i should shave with the grain instead of shaving against it. My question though is if there is anyways to stop irritation and new breakouts from shaving against the grain ?

Are you wet shaving or using an electric?


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Anyone tried using only Jojoba oil as a shaving cream/oil? I have tried this twice and I am started to get hooked. Not even a single itch or irritation after my shave.

I only shave after a shower or a bath. When I am done showering or bathing I then apply a very generously amount of Jojoba oil and start to shave with a single edge razor. After I am done I lean my head into the shower and rinse, and thats it! I don't even need to moisturize.

The problem is to apply the Jojoba oil, I fill up it on the tip of my fingers and try to smear it around but it usually drips through and such. I think you know what I mean, if it only were a bit more 'creamy'. Will not work good if you got a big beard though, only regular shaving.

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I use Gillette Series Shave Gel Pure & Sensitive instead of the jojoba oil now, it gave me an even better and closer shave. I recommend it!

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My shaving routine for the last few years has been this:

Hold a flannel which has been dipped in hot water to my face for 30 seconds or so.

Then I apply shaving cream with a shaving brush.

Then shave in the direction of the stubble. I only shave each area with one stroke of the razor.

Apply shaving cream with shaving brush again.

Then shave across the grain of the stubble - not against. Again, I only shave each area with one stroke of the razor. I miss my throat out this time as it's very sensitive there.

Then I wash all the mess off my face with warm water and apply some aftershave balm. I leave it on for as long as possible before washing it off.

I only use a standard razor. I used to use Gillette M3, but I found the only difference between that and a standard razor was that it glided a lot better. It made no difference to my stubble.


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man this is gona be so helpful, shoulda read this a long time ago would saved alot of breakouts from happnin


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Gillette shaving gel

Nivea aftershave for sensitive skin

1-2 times a week (only 18)

with grain (usually)

These are the only products that I use on my face/neck. No acne treatments.

I tried shaving against the grain on my neck, and it didn't seem to irritate it at all. Not a single ingrown hair. Weird.

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What works for me is shaving before I wash my face in the mornings. I use a Braun foil shaver and have found this to be way less irritating than the rotary style of shaver. I also use Old Spice Pre Electric Shave Lotion on my neck only. I shave against the grain using one pass only on my face and two passes on my neck.

Works good for me!

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Well,

Thing is if I shave WITH* the Grain, most of my beard hair does not get removed.

How can I actually remove them?

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I have that problem too. The only way I can get completely smooth is if I shave against the grain which, as we know, is bad for your skin. I have to leave a fine stubble which is barely visible so ok when I need to be clean shaven (interviews etc.) but still not ideal really.


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Moisturise with Tesco My Skin No Shine Mattifying Moisture Lotion

During the day: 2 litres of water

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Leave my skin alone! Don't touch, pick or squeeze! Just leave it be!

Evening: As morning but apply Acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide inbetween washing and moisturising.

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Yeah I do the same thing! I HAVE* to shave against the grain to remove everything. Its a bit annoying, but my hairs are just stubborn.

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Hi everyone! Stumbled across this thread and thought you might benefit from the tips on this page,

Some tips on there are really useful and will help you if you suffer from a lot of red marks or blemishes when you shave. check it out. Happy shaving lol

Also, another thing i see a lot on this thread is the question to shave against or with the grain. Make sure you shave with the grain otherwise your skin is much more susceptible to ingrown hairs or red marks. (When my facial hair gets to long i use small scissors first just to trim the hairs making sure i dont touch my skin with the scissors. After trimming it is much easier to get a close shave while going 'with the grain')

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guys i have a serious question. i have been using disposal gillette razors to shave. I have mild acne but the only acne i get is pretty much confined to where i shave. why do i keep getting infections near my mouth area when I am using a disposal razor? I do not use aftershave or any type of anti bacterial product afterwards, could you guys recommend some? thanks!

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I actually use natural soap, olive or coconut oil to shave... it's natural and won't cause more acne!

Just a tip to keep in mind and try out :)

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I have a question: wouldn't shaving with whiteheads cut them off and produce scarring? I use an electronic shaver to prevent this.

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If you're going to wet shave then you should really get yourself a shaving brush...

The greatest benefit from shave brush use is the tendency to soften and lift facial hair before a shave.

Applying shaving cream by hand mats hair or raises it unevenly. Shave brush use, however,

requires agitation of the soap or cream in a mug to form a lather suitable for a shave.

I brought one a few months ago and it's great. Give it a go.

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I use a beard trimmer, its been the best thing to use... and I stay clear of razors now. I had so much skin irritation using them. And I tried alot.

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can someone fill me in about the grain? what is it? I usually shave up on the neck and down on the face... I get ingrown hairs on my neck though... should I start shaving down on the neck as well?

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