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    Why do I ALWAYS get irritation?

    Whenever I shave I get irritation. The weird thing is, it's only my upper lip...the rest of my face never gets irritated. It says to bleed in little spots and the whole area get red and hurts. One day I'll shave and it'll be fine and the next 3 times I'll get this problem. What am I doing wrong? I don't get it.
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    you using hot water?
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    Yes. I'm young so take it easy on me. Just started shaving. lol

    I think I need to find a "shaving for dummies" website.

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    or maybe change your razor....i boil the kettle and use that water...proper hot and a proper shave
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    Are you shaving before or after a shower? Also, are you using shaving cream? shaving gel? What kind of razor?
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    I get irritation around my adam's apple unless I shower AFTER I shave.
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    visine(the eye drops) helps irritation after a shave. just smear a little on the sore spot.
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    Vict1m tell us what your usual procedure is for shaving.
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    Well, I have to shave at night because of the irritation. It's usually gone by the morning. I always get showers in the morning, so I don't shower before or after I shave. Shaving cream with just a regular Gillete razor.

    I just don't understand why one day I'll shave and it'll be fine, but the next 3 or 4 times it comes up badly. Why only my upper lip?
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    cos your upper lip is a bástard to shave
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    are u going with or against the direction of hair growth? How often do you shave? I find that if i don't shave for a long while and then shave, i'll have more irritation than if i'd shave everyday... or u could just do what i do - grow a beard

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    I went outside of my routine the other day and I just shaved my upper lip (was going out to a movie and didn't want to rock the dirty sanchez) and it got really irritated. I used luke warm water but I didn't shower before or after and my skin was so dry that it started bleeding from being shaved. Personally, I always shave in the shower after being in it for about 5-10 minutes, VERY hot. Clean, convenient and never have a problem with irritation. I highly recommend it, or shaving after your shower if you want to use a mirror.
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    shave after a shower, with sensitive skin gel and a mach 3, and your golden.
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    real men don't use cream or gel, they dry shave.
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    This has been happening to me since I started shaving (I'm in my 20s now). It happens when the hair is too short. If I shave when it is relatively long there are no problems. Also, shaving in a hot shower helps a lot. Use short strokes and rinse often. Hope that helps.

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    I'll bet that's my problem. I'll try shaving after a good, hot shower and see what happens. My skin is pretty dry, so I'm confident the lack of hot moisture in the area is the problem. I hope.

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    Shave after a hot shower...and use that sensitive skin Gillette gel stuff.
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    i had that problem for years then I switched to a 2 head razor and it got better, so I switched to a three head and it got even better still

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnso
    This has been happening to me since I started shaving (I'm in my 20s now). It happens when the hair is too short. If I shave when it is relatively long there are no problems. Also, shaving in a hot shower helps a lot. Use short strokes and rinse often. Hope that helps.
    Yeah I'm in the same boat, plus acne. At least I work at a day camp, so I can get away without shaving for a while.

    i had that problem for years then I switched to a 2 head razor and it got better, so I switched to a three head and it got even better still
    I got a free Quatro (4 blades). It sucked - the blades are so close togtether that shaving cream and stubble kept getting stuck. The single blade on the other side was pretty cool though.

    Whenever I bitch about shaving, my grandpa just reminds me he had the same problem (acne too!), but could only use a straight blade - ouch!

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    Why shave? Chicks dig facial hair.
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