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    Wet shave? Electric shave?

    Which do you do?

    My philishave coolskin which i have had since about 2003 is packing in & it's a bit of a nightmare deciding what to get.

    I've pretty sensitive skin. If i wetshave, i end up with a rash. If i electric shave, i can also end up with a rash, but not as frequent.
    There's a head attachment for my philishave which i guess is for the sideburns, but i use it for all over the face. It's a bit of a trimmer & gets it quite close so you're left with a faint shadow.
    It's enough to have me avoid any rash or spots from shaving.


    Can't find any attachments & i don't know what length it cuts to. All the beard trimmer reviews i read get iffy reviews.

    What a nuisance it is picking lol.

    Anyone have any electric ones they totally recommend? Anyone had the rash/after-shaving-spot-problem & found a way to tackle it as far as electric ones go?

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    Wet shave, have never been able to get on with electric shavers, always give me a rash!

    So wet shave for myself!

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    Shaving oil + Gillette Fusion - I have sensitive skin but this way is the best way I've ever found to shave irritation free eBay is a superb place to get the blades, around £11 delivered for 8 Fusion blades, about half the price of shops nowadays.

    Always wet shave before washing your face but getting the stubble wet is good as the hair softens when wet.

    If you want to mix wet and electric shaving then the rotary shavers aren't the best choice, the normal foil ones are closer to a wet shave.

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    I'd try wet shaving again.

    <gay>
    1) wet face with quite warm water (not hot.. but warm enough to open the pores)
    2) Use a decent shaving gel or cream or oil. I've been using one from Asdas by "NG Co. - Natural Grooming Company. It's very good and couples with the below leaves no rash at all.
    3) Use a good sharp razor.. in my experience I get 3..maybe 4 uses before it's getting dull.
    4) Once you're done, splash cool/cold water over your face. This closes the pores.
    5) Use a good moisturiser.

    The above will dramatically reduce the risk of rash/irritation
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    i'm very similar - so i wet shave once a week, and then trim down during the week

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    i like it wet

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    I have had lots of issues with shaving ever since I have started shaving, especially with shaving rash. I used to wet shave then electric shave. A year or so ago I got a new electric shaver and it was so bad it forced me to try wet shaving again.

    After lots of research and advice I have got it pretty much sorted, with the odd rash when i am lazy.

    Couple of tips that really helped me and this is now my routine:

    1. Shower and for the odd bit but does help is use hair conditioner on beard (great tip and works a treat as it really softens up the hairs).

    2. To ensure you dont get loads of spots due to the conditioner, use a decent face wash (not soap). I use Clarins mens face wash - I was a clinque man but changed recently and clarins is a better range for me.

    3. Place razor in quite hot water in the sink, and use a good quality sensitive skin shaving gel (I use various kings of shave products but not a fan of the oils).

    4. The most important one. Dont use these 4 or 5 blade razors. the more blades the more burn you will get. So go back to basics, start with just one blade and try it for a few weeks. Then move up and see how it effects you. I moved up to 3 blades but it started the rash again, so I stick to 2 blades

    5. Really light strokes is the key, watch what you are doing in the mirror and try to be as light as possible, but ensuring you dont have to do the same stroke twice.

    6. Always go down on the stroke never up especially on the neck!

    7. Once down use clean and cold water to wash off the soap and refresh the skin, this will cool the skin and wash anything away that could cause irritation.

    8. Pat dry with a clean dry towel - dont rub!

    9. Use a really good after share balm - again I use clarins. Some days I will use this twice a day.

    10. If you do get a rash try and not shave for a couple of days so it gets a chance to heal, shaving over the top will just make it worse and worse.

    Lastly persevere with it. It wont happen over night but will take a month or so for your skin to get used to the process.

    HTH as i know how frustrating it can be
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    My boyfriend has a babyliss iTrim and he reckons its brill, it has adjustable lengths on it to and they not overly expensive

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    Always a wet shave for me, used to dry and never really like it.

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