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01-09-2012, 10:49 AM
So I joined the ranks of DE shaving, albeit in a modest way. I bought a a Weishi from the Bay and with the Dork ;-) blades I was ready to try it.
I use VerguldeHand shaving cream and off I went.
I first used shaving oil but I prefer hairconditioner!!
Offcourse Weishi and Dorky blades are not top notch but in two passes I was surprisingly smooth. My neck region was finally showing its true color instead of being red after a shave so I definitely stick to DE shaving but I found this my cheeks breaking out a little.
What could cause this.?
Are shaving creams in general good for an sensitive skin?
I'm saving up for a good razor like an Edwin Jagger. I
01-09-2012, 11:44 AM
Welcome 2 B&B!
01-09-2012, 12:22 PM
Welcome to B&B. It sounds like you're off to a good start, just continue along but go slow and allow your technique to develop. Don't use any pressure on your razor, and get a blade sampler pack, available from most of the vendors. West Coast Shaving has some good deals on the sampler packs.
01-09-2012, 12:50 PM
Welcome to B&B !!
01-09-2012, 03:07 PM
Go West Young Man
01-09-2012, 03:23 PM
You're right on target, this is just part of the learning curve. If you pay attention and follow the guidelines, your technique will slowly improve and you'll see much better shaves in a month or so.
01-09-2012, 03:27 PM
if you want a blade sampler pack go to westcoastshaving try different blades with that razor til you find the right combo
01-09-2012, 03:33 PM
I'm not a skin expert so I don't know what could be causing your break outs. It could be due to the fact that you're new to DE shaving and it's different for your skin. It could be your shaving cream or the hair conditioner you use as a pre-shave oil.
Maybe keep at it for a few more weeks to see if your skin adjusts to the new regimen. If things don't change, start eliminating or changing one variable at a time to see if your results change.
I'm not sure if shaving cream is GOOD for sensitive skin. I would say that it would depend on your skin and the specific shaving cream.
01-09-2012, 03:55 PM
welcome aboard. may want to also try some lotion post (I use lubriderm 3 in 1). It has been very dry here and that causes the area just at and above my shave area to be very sensitive. Also might want to check out mantic's pre/post cleansing ritual on youtube.
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