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Shaving rash still there (pic included)

(19 Posts)
callmehannahbaker Tue 17-Oct-17 06:58:53

I shaved my legs and pubic hair on Friday and still have this horrible rash all over my legs and mons pubis.
I use tend skin after shaving and exfoliate regularly.
I used to just use hair removal cream but have started reacting to it and so am wary of it for now.
Is there anything I can do to stop getting the rashes? I can't afford to get waxed regularly (and look like a plucked chicken any time I do).

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Oct-17 07:24:25

Really good razor -Mach ones are fantastic and use a proper shaving gel for sensitive skin,Satincare is excellent. Shave in a downwards motion. Aloe Vera to soothe the rash now.

callmehannahbaker Tue 17-Oct-17 10:48:42

I use a Gillette Mach 3 and keep one blade for one week for armpits or just one full shave.
I use prince from lush as shaving balm and only shave downwards sad
I'll try some aloe now thanks.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Oct-17 10:50:44

Maybe you're allergic to the Lush stuff?

callmehannahbaker Tue 17-Oct-17 10:51:41

Have used it for years but could be a new allergy I suppose.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Oct-17 10:53:19

They might've tweaked the formula and it's just enough to irritate you.

callmehannahbaker Tue 17-Oct-17 10:57:44

I hope so-can't be doing with this every time I shave.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Oct-17 10:59:36

Try the Satincare Sensitive,made a huge difference,I get itchy legs if I don't use it.

Physicallyandmentallyeffed Tue 17-Oct-17 11:08:29

Looks like ingrown hairs to me, I get them really bad and thought it was shaving rash for years. I use ingrow go and it's made a huge difference for me.

callmehannahbaker Tue 17-Oct-17 11:48:09

Is ingrow go not the same as tend skin? I use that for the ingrown hairs.

Feel I'm destined to be a red spotted mess forever.

Bloomed Tue 17-Oct-17 11:50:36

Are you exfoliating a lot in between shaves? That works for me.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Oct-17 11:55:02

Are you making sure you soak your legs first to soften the skin?

callmehannahbaker Tue 17-Oct-17 12:54:48

I exfoliate each morning in the shower/bath and dry brush on an evening.

callmehannahbaker Tue 17-Oct-17 12:55:31

Sorry-I soak at least 15 mins first after reading leg hair is stronger than copper wire!

Physicallyandmentallyeffed Tue 17-Oct-17 14:55:28

I'm not sure if it's the same, it smells of vinegar, I use it Day and night and also exfoliate daily and tweeze out any hairs I can get to after shaving.
My legs were so bad I didn't wear skirts until this summer just gone.

Now the colder weather is setting in and I've not kept up with the routine they're starting to look bad again. 😩

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Oct-17 14:59:39

Maybe you're over exfoliating and dry brushing? That sounds like an awful lot.

Dustbunny1900 Tue 17-Oct-17 15:16:22

If I haven't shaved for a week or two, I'll get bad itchy razor bumps. It acclimated w regular use.

A new razor with at least 3 blades..4 is better. I use conditioner or coconut oil instead of shave cream. I also swipe with witch hazel/tea tree oil antiseptic mixture after

NikkiNoodle91 Thu 19-Oct-17 16:33:27

Dove baby body wash is good to use instead of shaving cream, it’s thick but doesn’t clog razor. Have you tried using roll on deodorant afterwards? It really works xx

PaintingByNumbers Thu 19-Oct-17 16:35:15

When I get rashes like that, they go when I put antibiotic cream on them so I think its maybe a bacterial infection with mine. You could try tea tree or similar?

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