Hey all. I'm sure this gets asked a lot but what do you guys do about Razor Rash? I shaved with my DE (Gillette SS) and did 2 WTG passes, XTG and XTG on an angle (did WTG x2, XTG and XTG on a angle x2 on my neck to at least look presentable). Now I went back to basics so help eliminate some razor burn issues (more or less on my neck) and also to help get the skin used to shaving this way. I can get BBS on my face but however my neck looks like I never shaved at all if I go this route. I would like to keep it even looking.
Now I know until I get my blade angle correct I'll suffer from razor rash (for me it's not a patch it's looks like irritated hair follicles) but what do you gentlemen do to reduce the razor rash? I as of right now do the following for my shave:
1) lightly rub my face with a wash cloth while in the shower.
2) After the shower I make up some lather and apply it to my face and put a hot towel on my face to let my stubble absorb the soap and soften.
3) I wash off, and relather and begin to shave as I described above
4) After shave I rinse for 30secs with cold water. Pat Dry and apply Nivea Sensitive ASB and Nivea Sensitive skin moisturizer.
Now the razor rash becomes noticeable shortly after the shave and fades roughly 5 hours later. What can I do to speed up the recovery process if this happens? I'm sure I'm not the only one out there and I hope this will benefit others as well.
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