Post # 1
I’ve posted this before, but since exclamation marks seem to work such wonders, I’m hoping maybe I’ll get a bit more this time? It’s a real problem 🙁
SO, my skin seems to be sensitive to my FI’s skin. When he doesn’t shave it is prickly, when he does, my skin still gets red! He doesn’t use after shave or any colognes really, or lotion… but whenever we kiss (even just a little one) if his face so much as touches my cheeks, the SLIGHTEST touch of stuble will set my face on fire… I don’t know what to do, my Doc won’t refer me to a dermatologist, and I have no other solutions. I’m assuming we’ll be kissing on our wedding day and I REALLY don’t want/need to be blotchy and red in all our pictures.
Post # 5
Sounds odd, not sure exactly what’s going on. Maybe you should go to a doctor? I know my mom was allergic to the type of deoderant my father used.
Post # 6
I’m so confused about your doctor, why wont he/she refer you to a dermatologist?? Thats so strange, I would contact your insurance company and try to get a referral from them, thats kinda crazy.
Post # 7
If your PCP can’t help you and won’t refer you to a dermatologist you need to find another PCP who can.
Post # 8
I have sensitive skin, and DH’s stubble does irritate my face, but it doesn’t sound as bad as what you’re experiencing.
Get him to only use products that you use yourself for a little while. If that helps, you’re probabaly reacting to something that he uses.
Post # 9
@Aicyla22: ugg, because my doctor is suuuuuch a useless pooper!! literally, I had my period for 28days straight (TMI) and he said I was lying, it wasn’t possible… it was ridiculously heavy and painful I ended up having to go to the hospital. THANKS doc. … and other insane stuff like that, he is nooooo good.
Post # 10
@mayflowerbride13: You do know that you’re a paying customer and you can go to another doctor, right? Theres no use going to someone who won’t help you or listen.
Does your FI use any products on his face? Have him stop using everything for a while and see if that helps. I would also have him use your shampoo.
Post # 11
Even right after a fella shaves those sharp ends on those coarse little hairs are just under the surface of his skin, so when you cuddle up to smooch the slightest pressure of his skin on your skin pushes those little bastards into your face! OUCHIE! And since no one just keeps their face in one place while kissing it’s like running a bunch of little needles all over the surface of your skin, no wonder it’s red!
My husband sports a super full beardey beard, and it used to make my face really red too, and the key for me what the right skin care routine, a combination of the right moisturizers and toning agents to keep your skin from getting irritated by the contact.
I use Aveda on my face and nothing else, it can get a little pricey but I don’t wear any foundation and my skin is radiant, so put a price on that. Their products contain natural minerals and botanicals, one of them is Witch Hazel an excellent cleanser, exfoliant and antiseptic. Find a salon nearby and have a free consultation done, the correct skin care routine will probably take the sensitivity out of your skin.
Post # 12
@BlondeMissMolly: Family doctors are hard to come by here 🙁 but yeah I guess I could go to a clinic?
@Nona99: you kinda rock my socks right now. thank you!
Post # 13
I’m kinda allergic to the world, and had the same problem. It turned out I was allergic to his shaving cream. I had him switch to the same stuff that my dad used while I was growing up and problem solved. it doesn’t even bother me as much when he doesn’t shave now.