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Seeking shaving tips (razor burn)


I always had a hard time shaving my beard, and I am desperately looking for solutions.

I used to use manual razors, but it terribly irritating to my skin. No matter the number of blades. In fact, I've tried a bit of everything. I assumed that the more blades, the better, but after a lot of experimenting, I ended up using a two blade razor. When it has 3 blades, it was really hurting my skin too much. Also, I changed the blade often, so it was not a matter of the blades being used too much.

I used electric razors and it was nearly the same! I tried several kinds of electric razors without success. And the cut is less clean.

I tried nearly all possible shaving foams, and soothing creams. But nothing seems to work with my skin.

My problem is mostly located under the jaw, and in my neck. Cheeks are okay.

I think I am doing it correctly, I don't think I am pressing too hard, or too many passes at the same spot.

I don't like the so call 3-day beard style, but it's what I am ending wearing, using a trimmer. At least it leaves my skin fine, but I don't like it. Still it's better than going out with the skin all red and with tiny white spots! It's said girls like this 3-day beard, but I don't feel comfortable like that.

So I was wondering, for those who are shaving every day, how are you managing to preserve your skin from irritation?

Thank you !


by: G-1291


May 12, 2017 (2 years ago)

11 Replies & Comments

I am in the same situation, and didn't figure out (yet) how to deal with razor burns on a daily basis.

I am tempted to try the Philips OneBlade razor, reviews seem positive, and from their advertising it sounds good. But I learned to be careful between what is said and the reality. What keeps from trying is the price.

Anyone else?


by: G-1325

Message #1

May 16, 2017 (2 years ago)

Go ahead. I can guarantee you that OneBlade is a must have! I've been using it since one year, and this is great. Great feeling, great results, no burn. I give it a A+ grade!

It's said the blade has a life time of 4 months, but I am using the same since a whole year, without noticing any degradation. I use it twice a week.

If you want to perfect your shaving, you can use a manual razor "after". This is a good combo.

by: Elixir

Message #3

November 04, 2018 (11 months ago)

It's tempting. It sounds good.

by: G-1602

Message #4

January 01, 2019 (9 months ago)

I stopped shaving too. I just trim my beard, to keep it clean and elegant.

when I started working, in the 90s, you had to be close shaven. This was mandatory and a code of conduct, at least at the company at which I was working.

Back to that time, unshaven men were synonyms of dirt, and neglected. No good when you have a job involving being in relation with others.

Since then, things have evolved a lot; now, society no longer has the same image of men.

Oliver T.

by: G-1356

Message #2

June 02, 2017 (2 years ago)


My problems is with my neck and under my chin. No matter what I try, nothing helps.

by: G-1660

Message #5

February 12, 2019 (8 months ago)

I have the impression that our fathers and grandfathers had less problems while shaving than "us". Do "we" have a more sensitive skin than previous generations? We, supposedly, have much better razors/blades/creams, but things sound to be worse over the time! Is it a matter of air pollution? Quality of food? Exposure to sun? Is that the evolution of mankind which is causing this? Or just a false impression?


by: G-1664

Message #6

February 12, 2019 (8 months ago)

Is it a matter of air pollution? Quality of food? Exposure to sun? Is that the evolution of mankind which is causing this?
Our environment definitively has an impact on our skin.

by: G-1673

Message #8

February 13, 2019 (8 months ago)

The best results I am obtaining is with Gillette Mach3 razors. They propose several variants of their blades, but I never really noticed a different. Hope it can help!

TurtleJohn from Spain

by: TurtleJohn

Message #7

February 12, 2019 (8 months ago)

May be a silly question, but, does laser hair removal work for men's beard?

by: G-1674

Message #9

February 13, 2019 (8 months ago)

I would avoid all methods involving laser and light impulses. This is going to damage your skin in depth.

by: G-1676

Message #11

February 15, 2019 (8 months ago)

Hi guys,

I have some questions :

- Does shaving everyday reduce the irritation of the skin? Does it make the skin thicker and more resistant?

- Does the more blades the less irritation? It looks like manufacturers keep adding blades, 1, 2, 3, 5 . Does it really help to use more blades?

- Do you shave twice in a row? I saw videos where they were recommending to shave, then immediately to shave a second time. Good or bad?

Thank you !

by: G-1675

Message #10

February 15, 2019 (8 months ago)

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