Irritated Chest After Shaving

  • neon4u

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    Feb 14, 2009 9:03 PM GMT
    I usually wait until at least April before shaving my chest for the summer but I went ahead and shaved it a couple of weeks ago. A day after, the upper part of my chest near my shoulders and lower region just above my pubes got irritated. You know little tiny pimples. I haven't had this in the past; I'm thinking it's because the salt-water at the beach may soothe my skin.

    Anyhow, can you suggest any remedies for this? I don't like waxing.. .ouch!! And I like the smooth look when I have my shirt off in the summer or running when it's warm outside.
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    Feb 14, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    Maybe something like this would work better for you:

    http://www.consumer.philips.com/consumer/en/us/consumer/cc/_productid_TT2022_30_US_CONSUMER/Total-body-grooming-system+TT2022
  • neon4u

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    Feb 14, 2009 11:52 PM GMT
    Kool, thanks Red Vespa... I do use an electric razor in the shower. The water seems to soften the hairs... the one you showed is interesting too.
  • rnch

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    Feb 15, 2009 11:31 AM GMT
    it's a sign from Gaud that you and men in general should NOT shave their chests! icon_lol.gif
  • GQjock

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    Feb 15, 2009 11:50 AM GMT
    Like when you shave you face there are right ways and wrong ways to do it

    Here are some pointers for your "Manscaping" icon_cool.gif

    http://www.peoples-health.com/shave-chest-hair.html
  • neon4u

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    Feb 16, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    Thanks GQJock... I'll try the Witch-Hazel...

    RNCH> I know... but I just love the smooth look....
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    Feb 16, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    the best way to stop shave bumps is to have clean skin that is moisturized. -not- oil stripped skin.

    so if you shave, moisturize immediately. use a light lotion that won't plug your pores. shaving items that include alcohol are not good for your skin. just because most of them have it doesn't mean it's good.
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    Feb 16, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    rnch saidit's a sign from Gaud that you and men in general should NOT shave their chests! icon_lol.gif


    Ah men, to that!
  • neon4u

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    Feb 19, 2009 8:07 PM GMT
    Arjay>> well I might start agreeing with you. Today, I used a razor to shave... ouch!! I cut chest and it bled for a few minutes. I guess, I'm still gonna shave my chest but use an electric razor.
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    Feb 19, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    neon4u saidArjay>> well I might start agreeing with you. Today, I used a razor to shave... ouch!! I cut chest and it bled for a few minutes. I guess, I'm still gonna shave my chest but use an electric razor.

    There are design differences between razors and electric shavers meant for a man's face, versus those meant for other body areas. Using something on your body that was meant for a man's facial beard can produce nasty results.

    If you use a razor blade on your body, get one designed for women's legs & underarms, like a Gillette Venus. If you get an electric, try the Norelco I linked you above.
  • neon4u

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    Feb 19, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    Women's undies... women's moisturizer... and now women's razors... hmmm, I must be gay... he he.
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    Feb 20, 2009 12:28 PM GMT
    women's undies?! icon_eek.gif
  • neon4u

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    Feb 23, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    yea, i've tried them once icon_lol.gif but they don't cover everything up front... if you know what i mean.
  • Rookz

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    Feb 23, 2009 6:32 PM GMT
    Yeah! Smooth yummy chest! Best to snuggle to, well next to fuzzy chest. But furry chest, *coughs hairball*
  • neon4u

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    Feb 23, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    ha ha that's funny withHonor icon_lol.gif

    Oh, I did get a new electric razor for my body... gonna try it out when i'm in the shower.... hope it works well.icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 23, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    Try a belt sander. It'll scar over nice and smooth and hairless forever. No pores, no problem!
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    Feb 23, 2009 7:40 PM GMT
    If you're getting razor burn I think it's best to wait a few days for your skin to heal before you try shaving again, otherwise you run the risk of further irritation. Thats my experience anyway.
  • neon4u

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    Feb 24, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    Yeah, I'll put it off for one more day.
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    Feb 24, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    have the same problem here and have yet to find a good solution. Have just been trimming lately so at least i'm not a sasquatch lol
  • neon4u

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    Feb 24, 2009 10:40 PM GMT
    Got this new Panasonic electric razor. Used it today and my chest looks good. Let's hope this razor will work out. Nothing sexy as a clean smooth chest.
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    Feb 24, 2009 10:43 PM GMT
    The old stripper trick is to use deodorant on the area immediately after shaving. Don't ask me how I know that, lol.
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    Feb 24, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    This is why you wax it, laser it, or leave it.
  • havingfunmtl9...

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    Feb 24, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    So here is a trick I picked up when I was doing a shot shoot.

    Draw a warm bath and dissolve two to three advils (antiflamitories of some sort) in the water. It will relax all those rough bumps and feels great.
  • neon4u

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    Apr 03, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    Letting my chest hair grow out for now!!!
  • Latenight30

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    Apr 03, 2009 4:38 PM GMT
    get waxed. and also there is something called post shave