Hey guys, my first post on the B&B forum.
A little about me :
I'm 20, and live in Suf folk in the UK. I have quite a full beard that I often use to hide my poor skin quality. I have suffered with quite bad skin (spots etc) since I was 14. to make matters worse, I have very sensitive skin.
One of the reasons I try to go so long without shaving is that I find it irritates my skin and the whole lot gets a lot worse. Then I heard about DE shaving and how much less irritation is recieved. I hope it can help me.
Merkur HD classic
Sample pack of blades (currently using 10 Derby Extras)
Best Badger Edwin Jagger Brush
Geo.F.Trumper coconut soap
My first use of my new DE went OK, in that I only used it to neaten my beard up, shaving from cheek to jawline, and had no irritation or flare-ups. But my lather was dreadful - It was as thin as clingfilm... Got to work on this.
My second shave was what led me to write this post as saying that it didnt go well would be an understatement. My later was better, but still weak. I left my brush soaking in a bowl of boiling water whilst I shaved and whilst a dribble of water sat on top of my soap. then put the soap on the brush and mixed in the bowl... I got a very light mixture, not at all fluffy or thick.
Secondly, this was a FULL shave, WTG only. But I must admit that I used quite a few passes to get rid of it all, so must be doing something wrong. And now my face stings, is red, cut spots and I can tell that it is going to flare up bad. Not good.
In no way am I ready to give up, but is DE shaving for me, with my skin type and condition, or should I wait until my hormones decide to let me skin sort itself out?
Note to admin - I just read the filtered content article - in particular this section:
And would just like to add to my post that I was not trying to go against any B&B rules, first impressions are everything and I do not want any problem to be caused by my bypass of the filter. It is that the name of the county I live in and I hope you can see it that way. If not, I'm happy to edit my post.*Intentional bypass of the filters in any way (spelling the filtered site name differently, veiled references to the site/vendor so it is searchable on the internet, images of the vendor's logo or products) will result in moderator action.