What are the side effects of doing it without putting any cream on it?

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    Jun 15, 2010 7:15 PM GMT
    I never put any cream on...not even water, just purely dry mainly because Im too lazy to bother about mosturizing the area and because it doesn't hurt or creates any rash if I do it without cream. Seriously it works just fine, I don't bleed at all not even if I switch angles. My friends say Im nuts and out of my f**** mind. Am I the only guy who shaves his face without shaving cream(no water either)? I just grab that razor and go for it...am I gonna die?
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    Jun 15, 2010 7:16 PM GMT
    almost certainly will die.

    I use shaving oil. Much nicer.
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    Jun 15, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    I don't shave. Problem solved!
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    Jun 15, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    are you a mexican? my dad's janitor used to shave early in the bathroom without anything and he told him it was because he was blessed with mexican sskin whatever that meant
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    Jun 15, 2010 8:14 PM GMT
    jduckj saidare you a mexican? my dad's janitor used to shave early in the bathroom without anything and he told him it was because he was blessed with mexican sskin whatever that meant


    no Im not Mexican, I was born in Cuba and my background is Spanish/Portuguese.
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    Jun 15, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
    If I tried to shave without shaving cream I'd rip my skin off.. You must have really fine facial hair or skin as tough as old leather boots
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    Jun 15, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    My Remington hates cream or water.
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    Jun 15, 2010 11:46 PM GMT
    Ya gotta be able to grow a beard first. ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 15, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidIf I tried to shave without shaving cream I'd rip my skin off.. You must have really fine facial hair or skin as tough as old leather boots

    My grandmother used to say, "No sense, No feeling" ... icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 16, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    jduckj saidare you a mexican? my dad's janitor used to shave early in the bathroom without anything and he told him it was because he was blessed with mexican sskin whatever that meant


    no Im not Mexican, I was born in Cuba and my background is Spanish/Portuguese.


    oh yu look mexican or dominican but thats cool maybe its close enough skinwise to cuban.

    im jealous you save on shaving cream!
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    Jun 16, 2010 12:13 AM GMT
    How close can you shave?
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    Jun 16, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    I don't have that much facial hair, just around my mouth. It feels like it burns a bit after I shave it but no irritation shows.
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    Jun 16, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    Lucky you. I have to be so careful with shaving. I have to shave in the shower and let shaving gel sit on my face for 5 minutes. Then put no pressure on the razor at all. If i do put any pressure. My face will be red and burning all day. My skin is so sensitive. :s

    I guess you were asking about side effects. I think they are pretty obvious.

    Red, burning skin. It is easier to cut yourself. If you have problems with zits it will make you breakout due to irritation.
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    Jun 16, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    jduckj said
    charlitos said
    jduckj saidare you a mexican? my dad's janitor used to shave early in the bathroom without anything and he told him it was because he was blessed with mexican sskin whatever that meant


    no Im not Mexican, I was born in Cuba and my background is Spanish/Portuguese.


    oh yu look mexican or dominican but thats cool maybe its close enough skinwise to cuban.

    im jealous you save on shaving cream!


    Mexico has a lot of natives. Cuba has no natives, no one living in Cuba has a native heritage, mainly Spanish, Russian, Chinesse and African. Being that said there's a big difference, some Cubans get closer to Dominicans and Puerto Ricans but definitely not to Mexicans. Look at my pics with all my friends in Cuba they all look so different but also look at the one where Im holding my nephew(Cuban parents), he is blond.
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    Jun 16, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
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    'nuff said. brilliant.
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    Jun 16, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    Reading the OP's post makes me cringe. OUCH!!!
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    Jun 16, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
    charlitos saidI don't have that much facial hair, just around my mouth. It feels like it burns a bit after I shave it but no irritation shows.

    Wipe your face with rubbing alcohol. That will burn a bit, but stop any burning or itching for the rest of the day.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 16, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    I like Neutrogena Men's sensitive skin shave cream in the tube, it doesn't clog my pores.
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    Jun 16, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    I can get away with shaving raw if it's a brand new blade. 2 uses, tops. For the third time I need a shaving medium.
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    Jun 16, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    It depends on your own beard and skin - there's no set answer. I still have a very tough beard at 61, though it's becoming softer with age. I sometimes dry-shaved in the field, because I had to in the Army, but the results weren't pretty, blood everywhere.

    If you wanna be good to your skin, use lubricants when shaving. It's not unlike inadequate protection with sun exposure: you may not see the results today, but when you're 50 you'll wish you had taken better care of your skin years earlier.
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    Jun 16, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    I'm extremely allergic to like everything and I get razor burns pretty quick, so I put on shaving cream of course and then after-shave right there so that it doesn't start irritating. I guess it depends on your skin then...
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    Jun 16, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    sashaman saidReading the OP's post makes me cringe. OUCH!!!


    No kidding! I have such a heavy beard, if I don't shave I look like Grizzly Adams (70's TV show, for the kiddies) by 5:00. My skin is so sensitive, I can't shave with a blade every day or I break out something fierce. I can't imagine doing it without some lubrication.
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    Jun 16, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    charlitos saidI never put any cream on...not even water, just purely dry mainly because Im too lazy to bother about mosturizing the area and because it doesn't hurt or creates any rash if I do it without cream. Seriously it works just fine, I don't bleed at all not even if I switch angles. My friends say Im nuts and out of my f**** mind. Am I the only guy who shaves his face without shaving cream(no water either)? I just grab that razor and go for it...am I gonna die?


    die? eventually.
    and you will spend time in the hell of a thousand gel shaving creams.
    and you will have NO razor.
    and you will grow a little facial hair around your mouth.
    and the cans of shaving cream will dance. dance . dance.
    and it will be a hearty dance.
    to electro, because there's none of that progressive trance crap in this hell.
    long is the path to your redemption.
  • mtneerman

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    Jun 16, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    i very rarely use cream or gel, but i don't shave everyday, usually once or twice a week. then i grow a beard for 5 months every winter.
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    Jun 16, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    same here...though I do get stinging feeling if I feel my skin if I touch it...I should invest in after shave