I followed some guy's advice in this thread and got a Andis T-outliner which is a trimmer not an electric shaver. (http://www.acne.org/...ng-razor-bumps/)
So I bought the Andis T-outliner to try just using a trimmer om my face and neck hair instead of a wet shave. OW. My face burns and feels pretty irritated after using that trimmer. It seems to have got a decently close trim , but my face is burning like hell. I tried using it dry on my beard hair as that is what I thought you were supposed to do with trimmers? I had 2 days worth of stubble growth about. Are you supposed to apply anything to your face before using a trimmer on your face? Are you supposed to use trimmers with nothing on your face like this?
Like this trimmer basically feels like a normal hair clipper, with all the guards taken off. Meaning that it vibrates a ton and bounces around on your skin which makes it hard to control, the metal heats up after awhile, and it feel irritating to the skin to me.
Is there something I am missing here in how to use this in the place of shaving? I found this to be just as irritating or more irritating then when I wet shaved with a mach 3. Maybe I will get less ingrown hairs from this, but my face feels on fire right now, like the trimmer scratched up or made tons of small cuts on my face.
Edited by dieacnedie!, 16 May 2012 - 04:32 AM.