Katon_user saidOkay here's the issue at hand. I shaved my chest and stomach (i wouldn't say "abs" yet) and some other "areas" too during a hot shower with shaving soap. Later on my skin was red and puffy and it hurt to the touch. Then i got acne on my chest and stomach. Has this ever happen to anyone else?
Yes, first time shavers will have this happen, on the face as well as the body. It's due to skin not yet being "toughened" to regular shaving, and possible improper shaving methods. Here's what I do when body shaving:
- Use a woman's razor. I don't care if it's pink, no one will see it but me. The blade angle causes less nicks & irritation than a man's facial razor.
- Spend some time under the shower, or even take a bath, before shaving. In the bath I add some baby lotion to the water.
- Hold the razor at the handle's end, using the least pressure possible, barely touching the skin, like tickling with a feather. It's a totally different technique from facial shaving. Press too hard and you'll get a rash.
- Avoid shaving against the grain. Young men often have coarser hair than older guys in certain areas, and you may not be able to get a really close shave "down there" at first. Don't force it. With time your skin may toughen, and you can be more aggressive later. Chest hair is fairly soft, so your problem there may be too much blade pressure.
- Apply a body lotion immediately afterwards.