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Elizabeth Jimenez
11 months ago • Indianapolis

Products for sensitive skin

Every time i shave my legs or my armpits my skin gets really irritated i don't know what special creams to use for this condition any recommendations?
13 replies
10 months ago
Tend Skin solutions works wonders!
see - Tend Skin
11 months ago
I love Dove products...I never get razor burn from shaving and I get a clean up close shave that doesn't leave stubbles!
11 months ago
Cetaphil is one of the best products for sensitive skin. My dermatologist recommended this brand to me and I'm obsessed!
11 months ago
I use tend skin and I exfoliate with Skinfix
Resurface+ Glycolic and Lactic Acid Renewing Body Scrub.
11 months ago
My dermatologist recommended single use razors, since bad stuff can collect on razors between uses and cause skin irritation/rashes. Cerave is great for sensitive skin
11 months ago
Believe it or not, shaving with Baby Oil Gel infused with Aloe Vera and applying shea butter lotion directly after will help combat this issue.
11 months ago
Cetaphil is everything for sensitive skin. Love all of their products!
11 months ago
My skin did the same with angry red bumps every time. I use the Venus razor with the moisturizing strips and put Aquaphor on my legs several times a week at night. The Aquaphor helped about 80% and I use Boiron arnica cream or gel after to soothe and calm the red bumps.
11 months ago
Rose water and Tea Tree Oil helps a lot!
11 months ago
I have an all natural skin care company. I recommend our bomb butter. It is a whipped body butter made with only 3 ingredients (organic raw shea butter, raw organic coconut oil & essential oil). It works wonders for me.
11 months ago
6 years ago I switched to shaving using a safety razor with disposable blades. This totally stopped my irritated red bumps. Search for 'Long Handle Butterfly Open Double Edge Safety Razor.' I don't think brand is important but mine is WEISHI. I shave in the bath and don't use any shaving cream/lotion - this works for me using a safety razor but not 'regular' razor. I have to shave slowly and carefully to avoid nicks! However, not only is this better for my skin, it's also better for the environment and more cost effective.

You'll also need to buy razor blades. I bought Astra, but I'm not happy with my most recent pack so will try something else. I just read that Astra is an "aggressive" (i.e. sharp) blade so I'm going to order Viking "mild" blades. I'm guessing this will be easier to shave with since these blades are designed for (coarser) beard hair. I might also buy an adjustable safety razor.

When I'm in a hurry / in the shower rather than the bath, I use Billie razors and Aveeno unscented shaving cream.

For body lotion I recommend CeraVe unscented daily body lotion. Or if your bumps are persisting, something with glycolic, lactic, or salicyclic acid: Paula's Choice AHA body lotion, Cerave SA Lotion for Rough & Bumpy Skin, or AmLactin.

It's really important for sensitive or irritated skin to use products without any fragrance and without alcohol (note that things like cetearyl alcohol are not the same thing as regular alcohol and are moisturizing rather than drying as isopropyl alcohol and alcohol denat are). Most (but not all) products from CeraVe, Cetaphil, and Eucerin fit the bill. Pricier but good brands include SkinFix and Paula's Choice.
11 months ago
This is a much bigger investment than a product or new razor, but I got tired of dealing with this and eventually invested in laser hair removal. Seriously the best money I've ever spent. I've had my full leg, underarm and bikini area done and it's been life changing.
10 months ago
Hi! I have a skincare company as well but my personal favorite hack is using hair conditioner :). Also, I recommend exfoliating regularly as well!
10 months ago

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