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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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    Also, DO NOT shave with the Merkur blade that was included free with your razor. They tend to be old, less sharp, and very dicey.

    lol - good to know, i was wondering about that.. i'll throw that one away
     
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    Witch Hazel, stops the red bumps. The stuff stinks though.
     
  4. MCsommerreid

    MCsommerreid Senior member

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    Dozens of little Japanese flags when its an off morning.

    Otherwise some sort of aftershave. If its a balm like Floris, then I just use that. If it's an alcohol based splash like Old Spice or Aqua Velve I throw on a moisturizer after its all dry.

    This is all after a double edge shave. Back when I used things like the Mach3 and Fusion, it was always Japanese flags.
     
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    chestercopperpot Senior member

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    i use that anthony ingrown hair treatment...works great! i highly endorse it
     
  6. booby_shoes

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    I did nothing, at first. Then, I used Nivea Post-Shave Lotion which seemed to do nothing. This thread has me seriously considering buying a new razor and using aftershave.

    I hear a lot of talk about a Merkur, but it's pricey. Are Parkers(?) any good?
     
  7. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Ehhh....Parkers are more cheaply made. I'd fork out the extra $$$ for a Merkur. Yeah they are expensive, but when you factor in the cost of the blades, you'll see a Merkur plus double edged blades are FAR cheaper than a cartridge razor like the Mach 3 or Fusion.
     
  8. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    Cost per use, people. A Merkur will outlast you; you can pass it down after you die in a fire.

    I just got in a Mr. Taylor shave cream in a tub today. I opened up and gave it a good whiff; it smells manly, as a shaving cream should. I cannot wait to give it a whirl.
     
  9. javyn

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    Exactly. When a double edge blade is only costing around 20 cents as opposed to a 3 - 5 dollar replacement cartridge for a M3 or Fusion, that doesn't even last as long as the blade anyway, it wont' take long for that Merkur to pay for itself! Use that saved money for a badger brush!
     
  10. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    BACK ON TOPIC GENTLEMEN....

    After I shave I splash cold water on my face, then I slap myself vigorously across the face three times on each cheek while I scream*. This lessens the effect of the alcohol which stings un-mercifully but tightens my skin until I achieve the glow of a well-preserved saddle. After that I may indulge in a bit of pepper spray in my eyes to distract me from the razor burn, and once I wipe away the tears and snot, I'm ready for work.

    * - Sometimes Mrs. Thomas offers to take up the slapping duties depending on how shabbily I've treated her the prior evening.
     
  11. denimdestroyedmylife

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    I love to slap myself, too! I like to think it sends the aftershave straight into the brains.
     
  12. LapelQueen

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    I have a little man in Andalucia who tri-annually prepares for me a refined preparation consisting of several almost-extinct wild herbs. I apply this daily upon my freshly shaved profile in the morning and before retiring in the evening. If I run out, or customs intercepts the consignment, I resort to Nivea or some such.
     
  13. turboman808

    turboman808 Senior member

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    I don't shave that often since I look pretty good with my redneck stubble. Even girls that don't like facial hair seems to like me with stubble.

    When I do shave I get as close of shave as possible. I go against the grain. Not sure someone face could take that daily. Also I shave in the shower to make it easier on my skin. When I am finished I use a apricot scrub to promote the hair growing in without much irritation.
     
  14. HatMagnet

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    BACK ON TOPIC GENTLEMEN....

    After I shave I splash cold water on my face, then I slap myself vigorously across the face three times on each cheek while I scream*. This lessens the effect of the alcohol which stings un-mercifully but tightens my skin until I achieve the glow of a well-preserved saddle. After that I may indulge in a bit of pepper spray in my eyes to distract me from the razor burn, and once I wipe away the tears and snot, I'm ready for work.

    * - Sometimes Mrs. Thomas offers to take up the slapping duties depending on how shabbily I've treated her the prior evening.





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  15. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    I just got in a Mr. Taylor shave cream in a tub today. I opened up and gave it a good whiff; it smells manly, as a shaving cream should. I cannot wait to give it a whirl.
    ^ Sidetracking the thread once again just to say I had the best shave of my life using Mr. Taylor shave cream and a Merkur razor blade (again, not my favorite razor blade). I have only achieved the legendary BBS shave a couple times in my life, but I expect that I am going to nail it every time from this point forward. Such a fragrant, cushion-y lather.
     

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