One of the supreme (and very frustrating) ironies of my life is that I have really, really soft and sensitive skin on my face, whereas the skin on the rest of my body is rougher and tougher than that of a grizzled elephant. Mosquitoes rarely bite me because they can’t penetrate my skin … The only reason I can attribute to this sensitive facial skin is that I, at the urging of who would eventually become my first mother-in-law, started using ‘Oil of Olay‘, on a daily basis since I was 18.
Well, shaving is a living hell for I.
IF I had any sense I would NOT shave BUT I don’t think I would be able to cope with a thick beard — though to be fair, I have never tried. The longest I have ever gone without shaing (even when I had a goatee in my early 20s) is probably 5-6 days!
Over the decades I have tried everything. Nothing works in terms of comfort. I suffer, I cringe, I itch, I fret.
Now, however, I use it in conjunction with Nivea ‘Sensitive Skin’ shaving gel — which I had been using for a couple of years.
Of late I am making sure that I only use a disposable razor for but 3 shaves. Throw it away after that. Not worth the risk.
The latest addition, which has made a difference, is Hydrocortisone. That helps.
Then lots of Vitamin E and I use it at night as well.
And then … aftershave and my beloved ‘Gold Bond‘ (which I use liberally (and I worry that it makes me look too white)).
So that is the torture I go through — like this morning.
So PLEASE spare a thought for what I have to endure each time I have to shave — and I never go out in public without shaving.
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