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What do you do to your face after shaving ?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by FlyingLotus, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. FlyingLotus

    FlyingLotus Senior member

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    javyn: Im not black- but thanks for the input..
    Ill try mosturizing, im always just scared itll cause a breakout or something.. but ill give it a go..
     
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    javyn: Im not black- but thanks for the input..
    Ill try mosturizing, im always just scared itll cause a breakout or something.. but ill give it a go..


    Do not buy an overly greasy moisturizer. The best one I have found is the Kiehl's SPF 15 moisturizer. Very non-greasy but lasts for a while and makes your skin really soft.
     
  3. Dedalus

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    Do you guys even need to shave? [​IMG]

    Not our backs, unlike you, you wooly Neanderthal.
     
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    Like the OP, I too have resorted to sticking with the 5 o'clock shadow look for fear of getting pseudofolliculitis (which are those little bumps on your neck). I spoke with a dermatologist about this and he prescribed a product with a high percentage of benzoyl peroxide in it. Something like 5%. I would apply this after shaving every time. It seemed to work fairly well, but not perfectly. When that ran out I was using Neutrogena on-the-spot treatment which has 2.5% BP in it. Again works well but to no avail, not perfect. So I too have resorted to the perpetual evening look. So far, so good. GL to you!
     
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    I splash with cold water, then I cleanse it with Men-U Ultra Concentrate tea tree wash, and then apply Sharp's After Shave gel.
     
  7. javyn

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    I know, since everyone here has seen American Psycho, the current thinking is to avoid aftershaves with alcohol. But frankly, alcohol isn't really bad for your face (the form of alcohol in aftershaves is NOT isopropyl, so no, you are not going to dry out). An aftershave splash with a high alcohol content is great for soothing razor burn and getting those red burns and blotches off your face if you tend to grind it up while shaving. It will burn like hell at first, but trust me, you'll learn to appreciate the burn. I've ran the whole gamut of high end British and German aftershave balms and splashes, and have settled on...go figure...Aqua Velva. Nothing makes my face feel better.

    javyn: Im not black- but thanks for the input..
    Ill try mosturizing, im always just scared itll cause a breakout or something.. but ill give it a go..
     
  8. denimdestroyedmylife

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    After shaving, I splash my face with cold water. Run an alum block over it. Then I rinse again. Then I either slap myself with aftershave, or dab with witchhazel-soaked cotton balls.
     
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    I use a witchhazel and ginger toner and then a non-greasy moisturizer.
     
  10. JayJay

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    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.

    I used Clinique for a brief period several years ago, and their products are great, but it got too expensive for daily use.
     
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    cold water, then toner, let it set for a little bit and then moisturizer right before i leave the house. if you are afraid of clogging your pores with something heavy, try a toner - they are extremely light and actually help your skin with acne/bumps.
     
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    Best thing I've ever applied to my face after shaving is inner thighs.
     
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    I use an alum block, then rinse with cold water and apply Cornhusker's Lotion
     
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    After my hot shower, in which I exfoliate my skin with Biotherm Homme Exfoliating Gel on alternating days, I prepare my soap: water and a soap from a Dutch company called De Vergulde Hand. I then apply the soap with a Gilette goldcolored brush and shave with the accompanying goldcolored razor. After that, I use an aftershave balsem - preferrebly with little or no alcohol as Pat Bateman suggested, althought at the moment I use Nivea For Men which does leave me with a nice fresh feeling. Finally I apply a moisturizer, also from Biotherm Homme, and brush my teeth.

    There is an idea of a.. [​IMG]
     
  15. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Best thing I've ever applied to my face after shaving is inner thighs.
    Jealous. [​IMG] I can never reach.
     
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    Jealous.
    [​IMG]

    I can never reach.


    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I use Gillette Complete Skin Care Protect

    [​IMG]

    Moisturizes well and has SPF 15.
     
  18. TheClearanceGuy

    TheClearanceGuy Well-Known Member

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    I use a non scented lotion...
     
  19. TheClearanceGuy

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    after cold application, use witch hazel. It is natural and will tighten those pores and promote skin radiance. It's old style and effective.
     
  20. javyn

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    Yes, I'd recommend Thayers.
     

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