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Ladies, i need your help, i seem to break out every time i shave, ive tried everything, different razors,different shaving creams,electric shavers,waxing, nair...what do i do?

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Asked by DiandraBryant07 at 9:18 PM on Apr. 26, 2011 in Health

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  • Shave slowly, also apply lotion after .

    Answer by Crissy9832 at 9:21 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • what are you shaving? Your legs, beaver, 'stache?

    Answer by SleepyCupcake at 9:27 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • After I shave, I immediately apply cocoa butter lotion, the real kind.

    Answer by ambr2006 at 9:30 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Legs lol!

    Comment by DiandraBryant07 (original poster) at 9:31 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • i dont use shaving cream and i apply alcohol free lotion immediatly afterwards

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 9:32 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • It sounds like you're using either cheap metal or single blade razors. The more blades there are, the fewer swipes of the hair follicles & less irritation. If that's not the case, you might want to shave with conditioner instead of shaving cream or soap. After shaving - (I know this sounds nuts), rub some Desitin or other diaper rash cream on your legs.

    Answer by SleepyCupcake at 9:52 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Maybe try to shave less? Try shaving every third day? Sometimes the skin can get irritated from being overly touched? Maybe you are allergic to a certain thing in the shaving lotion. Perhaps its an ingredient that is common in all of them? I would try using a thick conditioner on your legs rather then a shaving lotion. That might help?

    Answer by KristinRox at 10:08 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Don't shave.

    Seriously, give the irritation time to go away.

    If by "break out" you mean a rash - you are sensitive to what you are using for lotion. Try different things in patches on the effected area and see which doesn't break you out. Avoid fragrance - many find it irritating. Aloe can help as can chamomile.

    If you mean you get bumps, aka ingrown hairs, that is tougher. I don't know of a good answer there except trying other hair removal techniques.

    Answer by MyMyOhMy at 10:51 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • im not sure bgut good luck

    Answer by hfaddis at 12:21 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Avon has a hair removal system that I have been able to use better than anything. I also use Gold Bond medicated lotion afterwards.

    Answer by elasmimi at 10:32 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

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