Preshave prep with facial moisturizer
My face/neck had areas of razor burn or raw spots. The rest of my body had dry skin all over. Confused as to what was the real cause, ie blade, too much pressure, dry skin, improper techniques, etc.... I decided to experiment.
Many blade changes, a few different razors, soaps, creams, ASB, etc... Then I decided maybe I should try a facial moisturizer to deal with a red and burning face (spots) because I was tired of Hydrocortisone 1% being my best friend.
I scoured the Wal-Mart shelf looking for something and finally (45 minutes & $15 later) I decided to go with the Aveeno 'Ultra Calming' daily moisturizer. I use it at night after taking a second shower. I was using an ASB but now switched it up to the Aveeno and my face feels great.
In the morning I take another shower to soften my beard and condition my hair. I get out and prep for my shave with NO morning preshave prep. When I splash more hot water on my face before lathering up I can feel that my face is a little slick and I assume it is the Aveeno. I then lather up and shave and my face. It feels great and those red spots are going or have gone away.
So, my preshave routine actually starts the night before.
Does anyone else use this or a similar technique with a facial moisturizer?
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