Shaving rash

23 posts
13 April 2012
Most of the time I don't shave, so when I do I get a bit of a rash, especially on my shins and bikini line. I shave with baby oil and a clean new razor each time and apply after men's shave balm.

What other advice can you give me? I don't like looking like a plucked chicken on a shoot!

Posted 13 April 2012
I find when I'm shaving (mainly the bikini line etc) that the hair has to be a certain length before I shave otherwise I can get the shaving rash. For the legs however, I don't normally have a problem with a rash, more dried skin after, so maybe a good moisturiser would help? Also, instead of using a male aftershave balm, use something specifically made for women Hope this is of some help! Phil
Posted 13 April 2012
Cheers, Phillipa. I couldn't find an after shave balm for girls. Is there one?

Posted 13 April 2012
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Posted 13 April 2012
BaileyK
Model
BaileyK
Wtf is it called........SUDOCREM!

Posted 13 April 2012
I personally wouldn't use baby oil to shave, I normally use a showergel or a hair conditioner (makes the hair all soft too hehe). I've hear coco butter lotion works well for shaving rash.

Posted 13 April 2012
Linpics
Photographer
Linpics
I would not suggest mens balm, try a small amount of germolene as soon as you have dried the area.

Posted 13 April 2012
carshaltonkev
Photographer
carshaltonke..
OK, I admit I am a man, but what razor are you using?! There is a big difference between the best 3 blade dispo razors with aloe strips made by Gillette and Wilkinson Sword and something cheap and nasty. I personally swear by Erasmic Shaving Foam with Aloe Vera, having tried a lot of other rubbish. I have never tried using baby oil! Try not using it! Good luck!
Posted 13 April 2012
fizzy
Model
fizzy
Try using Bio Oil (or the cheapy stuff, Rescue Oil), instead of baby oil. That seems to really stop it for me. Or use hair removal cream instead, which is admittedly a bit rubbish as because I have really dark hair I have to do it two or three times :/

Posted 13 April 2012
pompeytog
Photographer
pompeytog
Best advice I've seen for this is : use a product called "For Men",it comes in very small plastic bottles but lasts ages. It has tea tree or aloe vera in it and only ever seen it on sale in Wilkinsons for £1 a bottle. You only need a few drops but rub into area to be shaved (and it seems to be fine for sensitive areas) then shave with the hair growth first, rinsing the razor after every stroke, then apply more product and shave against the growth. Really does work
Posted 13 April 2012
I use nivea aftershave balm for men, its the only thing which seems to stop me itching.

Posted 13 April 2012
allegra
Model
allegra
I'm telling you now, Sudocrem!!!

When I have back to back shoots and I have to keep shaving I literally smother myself in the stuff, stink like a bast*rd, and am happily rash free. Just wallop it on after you're done shaving. Works for me!
Posted 13 April 2012
Vas
Model
Vas
A bit of cream deodorant (dove or something like that) right after you've dried off - works a charm.

Posted 13 April 2012
grahamsphotography
Photographer
grahamsphoto..

Palmolive sensitive shaving cream.

Then E45 cream.


Posted 14 April 2012
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipma..
Shave with gentle hair conditioner, this keeps the skin mouisturised and apply sudocreme as suggested above works a treat on the bikini line I particular gets rid of lumps and bumps and the soreness
Posted 14 April 2012
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