(Closed) is anyone else allergic to shaving?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m an esthetician and I used to work for Ulta. A full Brazilian there is $65 and a basic bikini is $35. I can’t remember the price for a full leg, but I think it’s around the same as the Brazilian.. Definitely not $100! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This same thing happens to me when I use cheap razors. The only thing that works for me is the Skintimate sensitive and Venus combo.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@colorofmyheart:  Check a couple different locations. Some only do facial waxing, others do full body waxing. It depends if they have an esthetician room or just a Dermalogica “pod”

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@colorofmyheart:  Out of curiosity, how hard is the water where you live? Shaving using hard water always causes ugly, itchy razor burn on my legs. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you tried taking Benadryl before shaving? Maybe it would help a bit if it was already in your system? They also make a cream you could put on afterwards (not sure if it’s supposed to go on freshly shaven skin, may want to verify with a doctor).

I’m assuming when you say an electric razor that it was one that you can do dry?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

As a walking allergy myself, don’t see a dermatologist.  See an allergist.  You need to isolate what’s causing the reaction.  By the way, organic doesn’t mean shit when it comes to allergies.  Same with “sensitive skin”.  That’s all just branding.  If you’re going to try something before you see an allergist, try this:

http://www.amazon.com/Schick-Disposable-Razors-Removal-Products/dp/B0047DQXC0

http://www.amazon.com/Dial-Basics-Hypoallergenic-Bar-Soap/dp/B001LYYLJA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367612500&sr=8-1&keywords=hypoallergenic+soap

A basic razor with NO moisture strip.  And plain, boring, unscented, dye free soap.  If you don’t react, you know that it’s a fragrance, dye or mystery moisturizing ingredient. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hm. Well I use this stuff – Magic Shaving Powder – on my pubic region. You mix the powder with water to make a cream, then you put it on the area you want to get rid of hair. Let it sit for about seven minutes, then scrape it off. It’s not like Nair. I’ve never had any burning sensation even though it’s a sensitive region! It could be worth a shot! Plus, It’s pretty cheap.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@colorofmyheart:  Maybe it’s a bad nickel allergy?

I have sensitive skin and had issues with shaving.  It’s gotten better over time (along with prescriptions) but I also had some laser hair removal sessions and those helped quite a bit.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@colorofmyheart:  I’m not terribly fond of them, you have to be super careful when you shave.  The problem is when you’re trying to isolate an allergy, those stupid moisture strips have dyes and other chemicals that can cause a reaction.  The idea is that you remove as many potential allergens as possible.  The question is whether or not this is an allergy or a non-allergic caused dermatitis.  If it’s allergy caused, then you can start narrowing down the possibilities.  I’d patch test personally.  Get the unscented, dye free plain soap and shave a 2″ patch on your leg.  That way if you DO react, it’s not all over misery.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ugh, I hear you. Fiance sent me something that a porn star posted about it:

– exfoliate first
– shave with unscented CREAM, not gel
– apply witchhazel to the area after shaving
– apply unscented deodorant to the area

Seriously, I swear by this. 

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