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    I really don't know how to tell you to keep from getting razor burn but I can tell you how I deal with it. I use a Aloe antiseptic lotion. I know this is mainly for sunburn but for me it works on razor burn. I was told this by my Doc. She is a dermatologist. the lotion cools my skin and helps it heal quickly. I figured she should know.

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    Nivea Men Aftershave Balm Sensitive is a good widely available inexpensive "fire extinguisher."
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    I agree i use nieve when i have a rough shave and it is instant relife

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    It's pretty easy to get razor burn with a DE, in some ways much easier than with a straight razor due to the nature of DE blades. Indeed the main culprits are angle, pressure and blade condition. Additional prep will help but if those three factors are off you will likely get irritation. However if you get all the factors right you'll be rewarded with some fantastic shaves.
    Yes! I shaved with my Gillette the other day, did all the normal things I do with the straight. Shaving with the DE's was like riding a bike 30 years later. One interesting aspect I find with the DE's, you really get an effortless BBS shave, but I pay for that with some neck / collar area irritation/ redness that I don't get with straights.

    But as mentioned, anytime you change things up, there's always an associated learning curve...take your time, you'll do fine!

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    +1 on Spashone! Damn good stuff. I have Rosacea and can have an irritated face no matter how the shave went and Nivea does the job.
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    I would think that the angle may be too steep. you may be scrapping your as opposed to gliding accross the skin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splashone View Post
    Nivea Men Aftershave Balm Sensitive is a good widely available inexpensive "fire extinguisher."
    +1 on that. I use it everyday in the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedelo View Post
    I am not using a dull blade and I do not think my pressure is the problem. After reading the replies, I think it is the angling and my prep. I am going to lay low with shaving for a little bit, let the hair grow back and the skin to repair itself. I need to purchase pre shave oil and shaving balm for after. Can anyone make any recommendations? Right now, I only use Mama Bear shaving soap and after my shave I use a moisturizer.

    How do I know if I am using the right technique?

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    I wouldn't use an oil. They're unnecessary, some would even say counterproductive...but that's your call. Some guys like Nivea...I like Dove for men because it's less greasy and alcohol free.
    Technique with a DE equates to angle and pressure...just watch your angles next time and ensure good prep and you should be fine.

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    I get irritated if I shave with warm water, I have to use cold water. Nivea is definitely good stuff!
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    Thank you so much for everyone's response!

    The razor burn went away after letting the hair grow back and allowing the area to heal. Additionally, I am using the Dove moisturizer for after shaving care. And most importantly, I use next to NO pressure when shaving that area. I did not realize how much pressure I was applying; when I concentrated my mind not to apply any, I felt the difference. Plus I am used to the swivel of the cartridge razor, so understanding that the DE does not move, I can understand my angles more.

    Thank you again to all!
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