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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurens View Post
    And have you ever had a barber shave? A good barber shave can give you an impression of what you can expect once you have developed your technique. I stress "good barber shave", because mine was a bit disappointing and no better than my own shaves.
    No, not something I have ever fancied. I don't even like being touched by people i know so that would be well out of my comfort zone.
    I would consider it if I knew them well enough but can't see that ever happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noidle View Post
    Kind of, yes. If I rub my throat now it's a little sore and it's a couple of days since my last shave.
    Well, if it's independent of shaving I wonder if it's a skin condition. I had pretty bad psoriasis on both legs for years and years and years. Finally decided it might actually be due to what I'm eating and cut out a bunch of stuff. Cleared up completely. 100% gone. And the skin doctors had previously said "Nothing to be done except steroidal goop." Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noidle View Post
    This is just how my face has been since I started shaving, about 16 years ago.
    I just kinda learnt to live with it.
    I will try a cold shave next time but its getting to winter now so it won't be ideal! Lol.
    It could well be that you have been using too much pressure from the start and carried that over to the usually heavier straight razor. I am kind of doubting it is a skin condition if it started when you started shaving unless you are allergic to the soap. It is not something you should just have to live with, there must be a solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    It could well be that you have been using too much pressure from the start and carried that over to the usually heavier straight razor. I am kind of doubting it is a skin condition if it started when you started shaving unless you are allergic to the soap. It is not something you should just have to live with, there must be a solution.

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    I think you are correct in it not being a skin condition, also think it's not an allergy either as it has persisted through many different types of products being used on my skin.
    Maybe I need a different skin care routine?
    I don't particularly have one at the moment at all.

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    I too have neck issues with irritation. I can do whatever to my face with no issue but neck will go nuts at anything. I have changed soap creams gels oils etc many times and found some ingredients like aloe and tea tree oil in sensitive formulas to cause irritation. Cold water shaving also helped immensely.Sr shaving has helped also and currently have less irritation than ever before. I too have only ever shaved one a week and just turned 34 so try different soaps etc but look for those with only base ingredients as they will like cause less irritation. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noidle View Post
    I think you are correct in it not being a skin condition, also think it's not an allergy either as it has persisted through many different types of products being used on my skin.
    Maybe I need a different skin care routine?
    I don't particularly have one at the moment at all.
    No, I do not think that. I do think you might need to reassess your shave and lathering techniques. I do understand that peoples skin sensitivity varies too but that sort of sensitivity level seems extraordinary to me. I just see no reason that a shave should wreck havoc on your face to the point that you have to wait a week to go through a repeat performance the following week.

    There is some very good info here Beginner's guide to straight razor shaving - Straight Razor Place Wiki if you have not seen it already.

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