Originally Posted by FlyingLotus
Ive pretty much always avoided shaving with a razor - it leaves my face too tender afterwords, so I usually just trim with a hair clipper and keep the stuble/5oclock shadow look, and only did close shaves with a razor for special occasions.
Now i just picked up a Philips electric razor to try out, so far no problems, my face still feels a little sensitive after but not too bad.
Usually 2 days after shaving with a razor id get little red bumps around my neck, is there any way to avoid that sorta thing?
Do you guys moisturize, or put alcohol or anything on your face after shaving ? It always has seemed like a bad idea to put anything on my face when its feeling so sensitive..
Any help is appretiated.
I've got sensitive skin too, and always use an electric razor. Get a decent one, change the blades and foils regularly and it'll give you a decent shave. You have to use something afterwards, I swear by Clinique's "Post Shave Healer". It's really more a moisturizer more than anything (lots of aloe) and it works beautifully. Another thing I like about it is that it doesn't have any fragrance so doesn't clash. It's about $20 for a small bottle that lasts me a good couple of months (you don't need much).
BTW - Clinique also makes a variation with "Beard Control" which I've tried and wouldn't recommend. Odd smell to it.