How can I reduce shaving rash?
September 19, 2007 4:15 PM Subscribe
I've read the previous threads on shaving, and got some useful tips, but my query is slightly different. I use an electric shaver, specifically this
one. What product can I use with it to help reduce the redness and irritation? I've tried the recommended Nivea products, and while they do
make the shaver glide easier, I still get the irritation.
posted by Solomon to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I shave before getting into the shower, because I find dragging the shaver over already soft skin makes the problem worse.
I'd also prefer a natural product, if that's possible (I've tried shaving oil, but it's made no difference whatsoever, apart from making me smell nice). Something that I can slather on my face, then drag the shaver round would be perfect. The less thought I need to apply to it the better. I don't mind applying the product before or after the shave, as long as it works. Cost isn't really an issue, but being able to get it in the UK would be great.
I've tried using a disposable razor, but I simply don't have enough coordination to drag a sharp blade over my skin first thing in the morning. So that's out. In an ideal world, I'd use a brush, shaving foam and proper razor, but I don't want my bathroom to look like the scene from Psycho every morning. :D