Problem regarding shaving

#1
Since I joined the TA i've obviously had to shave a lot more and I have very sensitive skin, everytime I shave it just seems to rip my skin apart and leave a horrible rash. I have been using the disposable shavers by Bic because I heard these might solve the problem which wasn't the case.

Any idea's what to do?
 
#2
Bic razors id say are the cause, i used to have the same problem when using them,so went gillete and it stopped, but thats my case.
 
#3
Use King of Shaves shaving gel,, made for sensitive skin, contains aloe vera.
 
#4
scarletto said:
Bic razors id say are the cause, i used to have the same problem when using them,so went gillete and it stopped, but thats my case.
Do you recommend any certain gillette razor?

I was thinking about buying an actual shaving system mains/battery powered...
 
#5
oh you mean out of the field, i had an electric razor back in camp, but out, i used bic till i got a gillete safety razor. Think its something to do with the metal bic use for the blades.
 
#6
I get the same mate.

When i shave it's fine, then after a day or so i get a shaving rash which looks as if i have acne or something.

The best way to deal with it is to have a decent face wash to use straight after shaving, and a good moisturiser.

Make sure you rub in the moisturiser after shaving in the problem areas(rub in for a good minute)

When you wake up the next morning do the same thing and it should be ok.

It's when the hair starts to grow back through the skin and causes inflamation.

Hope this is what your on about anyway.

DaPs.
 
#7
scarletto said:
oh you mean out of the field, i had an electric razor back in camp, but out, i used bic till i got a gillete safety razor. Think its something to do with the metal bic use for the blades.
Yeah, sorry my mistake should of made myself a bit more clear.

I'll certainly look into the gillette safety razor. If anyone can recommend any decent electric razors please let me know - much appreciated.
 
#8
BIC :( throw it away - they used to cut me to ribbons. Get a proper twin blade - sensor or similar and some gel. Gillette do gel for sensitive skin.
 
#9
Just buy a small rechargeable/battery razor for in the field.

Failing that get a good gilette one, the fusion is good, if a bit expensive.
If you are going to wet shave in the field make sure you use hot water, nothing worse than shaving with cold water! (IMHO)
 
#11
I use a proper 3 or 4 blade gillette something or other, normally after a good long shower and some shaving gel of some sort. It's gillette again, it's green and my missus called me some names when she read out "moisturising" or somesuch on it (it was on 2 for 1 10 years ago, I don't look, I just grab and have used since).

Do that and you're fine.

Disposable bics are angled wrong, blunt in the wrong places and sharp in the wrong places and the steel will really piss some people's skin off
 
#12
YesItsMe said:
ooops - this is not what i thought it might be ... i was about to recommend this :D


pictures please of you using it. :)
 
#13
Cheers to all those who have wrote back. Good to see i'm not the only one experiencing the same problem.

Been looking at the Braun Contour 5875 from boots.

Clicky
 
#15
Mach3 razor, king of shaves gel and for later in the day get the wee tub of vaseline - the green one - good for all cuts n scrapes in the field.

Shaving everyday is something you'll get used to, but the chin strap on yer tin lid will make that a long process.

Expect to have a bruised and purple chin/cheeks for a while.
 
#16
Appart from the razor recomendations - use shaving oil and apply King of Shaves on top - a vry smooth shave and less rip[ping of hairs.
 
#17
If you don't shave for 2-3 days and then shave do you get a really good shave with no rash? Shaving every day does my skin no favours and I think it's because the blade can't get a good grip of the hair, so you use more pressures and shave against the grain to catch the hair. People who wake up looking like Homer Simpson don't seem to have a problem.
 
#18
Whatever you do, don't be like two lads on my very first BTC, who thought they would be cute and use immac cream. Day one, they were fine apart from the orange stain on their faces. Day 2 and for the rest of the course, they were excused shaving due to the massive plethora of boils, zits and spots that arose on their baby smooth, hairless phizzogs. Howe we laughed, because those of us not too idle to think saw the funny side.
 
#20
gobbyidiot said:
If you don't shave for 2-3 days and then shave do you get a really good shave with no rash? Shaving every day does my skin no favours and I think it's because the blade can't get a good grip of the hair, so you use more pressures and shave against the grain to catch the hair. People who wake up looking like Homer Simpson don't seem to have a problem.
If I leave it for 3-4 days it's fine. I'll come to shaving and get nearly a decent cut with maybe the odd cuts (as expected) but no rash.

Someone mentioned eailer about the Mach 3 razor, I read up about them eailer and seems a good razor so going to maybe look into getting myself one .
 
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