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    Default Cold weather razor burn help

    Hey experts,
    I've been reading this forum for awhile but finally decided to join and post. I've been on the wet shaving / safety razor routine for a few years now and it's dramatically improved the quality of my shaves. That said, when winter comes I still get nasty razor burn especially irritated when wearing wool sweaters. Any suggestions?

    My setup:
    -Proraso pre shave, and shaving soap
    -baxter of Cali safety razor
    -derby blades
    -baxter of Cali ASB

    Any suggestions?

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    I picked up a tip on another thread about using hand sanitizer as an aftershave. I like it and use it quite often. It has had the added benefit of reducing the cold weather irritation I often get in the winter time.

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    I don't have many balms but those that I do have are all Truefitt & Hill, I find them great in our Alberta, Canada winters so I'm pretty sure they'd hold up anywhere..lol. So my advice is to try different balms and see what works best for you
    Hand sanitizers contain around 70% alcohol, which is extremely drying to the skin so I don't know if I'd recommend them. Another option would be Witch Hazel with Aloe.
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    Hello everyone, It's winter time. Shaving cuts will burn more than usual. I was hoping to start using straight razors from this week. But alas, got no gut to take that chance and cut my skin again. Experts here, why don't you share some video or pics of safe way to shave using Straight razors. I used look forward here, and got some good info about safety razors here : What’s the Best Safety Razor? | A Penny Shaved , but looking forward to learn perfect n manly way of shaving by using straight razor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dang1 View Post
    when winter comes I still get nasty razor burn especially irritated when wearing wool sweaters. Any suggestions?
    Welcome to SRP.

    When you say you STILL get razor burn do you mean you get it all year round or did you mean to say it's only in the Winter months?

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    First off I would like to welcome you to this great forum. I wouldn't have thought much about your cold weather burn except to suggest using a non alcoholic balm but you mentioned wearing wool clothing and that caught my attention. Wool can be very irritating to some. This might be contributing to your razor burn. Try the balm and also try to avoid wool clothing if you can and see what happens. In any event good luck and let us know the results.
    Jerry

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