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Seems like everyone's talking about how they use a blade to shave; isn't that a bad idea if you have acne? I don't know many people who use blades. Most of my friends use electric shavers, including me. Is there a reason you pick one over the other?

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I baught an electric shaver, i find it caused LOTS of irritation and my skin is red raw after use (it wasnt a cheap one either). with my blade i get very little irritation, when combined with kings shaving cream (developed for spot prone skin - excellent stuff).

i never get spots on my neck.

also, you get a much closer nicer looking shave from a decent blade. I use the one recomended in the regimen by dan, gillete sensor excell, a V good razor.

oh yeah, and with using my razor with the kings cream stuffm its like moisturizing except ten times better, very hydrating for the skin.

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If you never shaved before, or have been using a manual blade, your first time with an electric will be irritating. It takes your skin quite some time to get used to it. A brand of electric razor, Norelco, even urges you to try their electric shavers (if you have never used an electric before) for 3 weeks shaving daily before you judge the razor. Infact they even have a 60 day no questions asked money back guarantee.

Foil type electrics are even worse interms of irritation to a newcomer.

I've shaved with a blade before, cheap disposables, but got bad irritation. Granted, a shick excel or mach3 or other more expensive manual blade may of been less irritating, I don't think it would of been a night and day difference like using an electric was (after my skin got accustomed to it).

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ive tried every kind of shaver out there... 2 blade manual, 3 blade manual, vibrating manual, foil electric, and rotary electric.

i just got a norelco spectra (rotary electric) today and the first shave was pretty good. it shaves closer than a manual shaver and is much less irritating than my old foil electric.

i never shaved against the grain with a manual so it never gets as close an an electric. another problem with manual is using shaving cream... the less crap i have to put on my face the better.

the only good thing about manual shavers is that they are superior in the neck area. sometimes i even use an electric for the face and just use a manual for the neck. my new spectra is supposed to be good in the neck area so i'll just have to shave a few more times and see.

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I think those wet-dry shavers are a bit of a gimmick. I used to have one and it didn't work any better than a dry-only shaver, except that the water would get under the foil and start smelling moldy after a while blink.gif

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Different people react differently to the wet/dry ones. The hot item in this arena is the Norelco CoolSkin line.

Check out http://iavbbs.com/gflinn/

Click the "Tell Mr. Steelbeard" forum link or the "Other Shaving message boards" for the Electric Razor Rap forum.

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I love my remington 3 head electric razor... I don't think I could ever do manual shaving!!

The only problem is that it doesnt seem to shave my neck area very well.

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