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#1 decko


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:13 PM

I get what looks like acne/irritated skin over where I shave, don't really get acne elsewhere. 
I used to use gillette fusion 5blade razor w/ gillette fusion proglide gel for sensitive skin, but after reading the acne.org guide to shaving I went out and picked up a gillette sensor excel and the clean & clear essential foaming facial clenser. Tried out the new stuff today after taking a hot shower and my skin feels more irritated and dry than it ever has. Any advice on products that wont leave me feeling and looking like I just scrubbed my face with sandpaper?

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:10 AM

The fusion blades are the best you can get. Although for the shaving cream I find Edge shave gel to be ten times better than gillette. Make sure when you're done to rinse off the shave gel/cream completely (until your face is no longer slick), otherwise it can cause acne.

This is coming from a guy with a dark irish/italian beard that dulls most razors in a few days lol.

Edited by CBIOT13, 08 September 2013 - 12:12 AM.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:36 AM

It's possible that you don't have acne, and the skin irritation is caused by something else.  You could try Nivea Sensitive Shaving gel, which contains the active ingredient Piroctone OlamineSee, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2494.2010.00623.x/pdf

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