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« on: November 22, 2004 10:15:12 AM »

i dunno why but everytime after i shave my underarms i get little red dots and they really hurt is there anything i can do to make them go away??

PLS HELP!!

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2004 10:47:36 AM »

do you always use shaving cream and have a really sharp razor? that may be part of the problem. dull razors can cause irritation, and not having some kind of cream or soap of some sort can contribute because its much more dry.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2004 11:45:00 AM »

i always make like a foam with soap and then shave,i use a Gillette Venus and i was told that i need to renew the blade when the blue stripe is gone and mine is still fully there.I have tried with different razors disposeble ones,Lady Protector and this one, i even have a Lady Shave (but i dont think it works as well as the others) and the same thing happens.

i really want it to stop because when it comes to summer i'd like to wear sleeveless tops but i cant because i dont want to c the red dots.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2004 11:53:00 AM »

try using a shaving cream that is 'extra moisturizing' or 'sensitive skin'  Soap is fairly drying, and you may be having a reaction to it (since shaving scrapes off the top layer of skin, especially around the hairs, it makes your skin more sensitive)

Also maybe try switching deodorants - try to look for one for sensitive skin - you might be allergic to yours.  There are a couple of these out now (I think Dove makes one)

And make sure you aren't pushing down hard on the razor when you shave. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2004 12:46:19 PM »

Skip the shaving cream, which could have drying and/or irritating ingredients in them.  Wash the skin you wish to shave and then apply straight jojoba to the skin.  Shave lightly going in the direction the hair grows with a very sharp razor, and then rinse with tepid water.  Do not apply deoderant directly afterwards, as sometimes that can irritate skin further.
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2004 03:40:41 AM »

try using a shaving cream that is 'extra moisturizing' or 'sensitive skin'  Soap is fairly drying, and you may be having a reaction to it (since shaving scrapes off the top layer of skin, especially around the hairs, it makes your skin more sensitive)

Also maybe try switching deodorants - try to look for one for sensitive skin - you might be allergic to yours.  There are a couple of these out now (I think Dove makes one)

And make sure you aren't pushing down hard on the razor when you shave. 


i used to use one like that the deo but i am not allowed to anymore because it has Aluminum Cholorophide(sp?) in it and a research showed that it can be a cause of breast cancer,there is breast cancer in my family so i'd rather be safe than sorry.


I'll try using the conditioner ,and i dont know what jojobar is so...yeah Sad

Tnx for all the info and keep it coming(if that is the right kind of thing to say)
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2004 08:20:40 AM »

Since I saw this I have a question of my own! Ok well after I shave my underarms you can still see the little black stubblets? or whatever. I use a 3 blade mens razor. Should I change to a four or what can I do to make them go away? EEK! Thank you.
If you have darkish hair and lightish skin, it may just be that you can see the hairs under the skin.  In which case the only way to get rid of them is to switch to waxing or some other kind of 'rip the hair out by the roots' method.  Or you could just live with it like me - it's not like there are lines of people waiting to closely examine your armpits, right?  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2004 03:59:58 PM »

Tendskin!! it stings at first but works great, here's a recipe:
solution 1:
18 tablets uncoated aspirin, crushed
5 oz. rubbing alcohol
combine.

solution 2:
8 tablets uncoated aspirin, crushed
2.5 oz. witch hazel
combine.

combine the two solutions. the aspirin will settle a bit, so shake it before use. apply to the bikini area to prevent ingrowns. it can also be used to spot treat blemishes. (aspirin is acetic and salicylic acids.)

another trick that works wonders for the bikini line to prevent ingrowns is unscented roll on deodorant.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2004 05:38:06 PM »

well i have that red bump problem sometimes too and then i
1) bought razors (cheap ones.. like the throw away kind) and they have like aloe strips on them! so they're pretty sweet!
2)i also use skintimate in a purple can. i can't remember what its called right now but i know there's some for sensitivie skin and underarms and all that.
3)make sure you only shave over those areas ONCE! sometimes i'll go over it twice and then i'm hating life.

when i get the red bumps, i don't shave for like 5/6 days or something (I KNOW.. GROSS) but it helps my armpits get happy.

HOPE THAT HELPS <3 good luck with your pits, they're tricky business.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2004 06:29:19 PM »

Before you cut the deodorant, you may want to read this.   If breast cancer runs in your family, this is a site you've probably happened on before.
http://www.breastcancer.org/research_deodorant.html
Off topic: Why do women with AA cups need mammograms if men with B cups don't?  Anyone know?  My doctor didn't have an answer for that.

I do the conditioner thing myself but I use the cheap razors like hdoglovesyou on the underarms now because I tend not to rinse them well enough and have to trow them out often. Kiss  The nice shaver is for the legs.  It seems to work for me but I can't use those sensitive skin deodorants as they are too weak.

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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2004 03:33:23 AM »

tnx for all the info so far i have tried the conditioner and i think that it really works but i still have a few rd dots from before i tried it so last night i put on some mecurecreme(sp?) spray and i must tell u that if u have the painful red dots thats just the thing u need because it eases the redness and u feel less pain
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2004 06:58:42 AM »

Tendskin!! it stings at first but works great, here's a recipe:
solution 1:
18 tablets uncoated aspirin, crushed
5 oz. rubbing alcohol
combine.

solution 2:
8 tablets uncoated aspirin, crushed
2.5 oz. witch hazel
combine.

combine the two solutions. the aspirin will settle a bit, so shake it before use. apply to the bikini area to prevent ingrowns. it can also be used to spot treat blemishes. (aspirin is acetic and salicylic acids.)

another trick that works wonders for the bikini line to prevent ingrowns is unscented roll on deodorant.



THANK YOUUUUU
i seriously love you for this
i'm going to the pool w/ my bf and some friends on saturday and i DEF didnt want to  have ingrowns and weird stuff down in my bikini area! hehe  Smiley Wink
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2004 02:05:05 PM »

i have this same problem, but it is on my thighs and a little on my legs....
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2004 08:00:40 AM »

I came here to learn about soap making, etc and now I'm posting about my underarms! Huh

I have VERY sensitive skin. Fortunately, my underarms aren't too sensitive. Firstly, Dove deo for sensitive skin isn't that good if you have a prob with the aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydex gly. It contains a % very close (within 1 or 2 %) to the avg deo. It just moisturizes the skin more b/c of other ingredients. I *think* Tom's of Maine offers a true senistive skin deo. I wanna say I've seen it for around $5. Not sure if it contains the chemicals OP is trying to avoid.

The breast cancer risk is still debated, but I applaud you being cautious. 

I recomend skipping the shaving for a while. Maybe a week or 2?? Moisturize the skin and exfoliate gently with a mild facial scrub (IF it isn't too irritated to do so). Then go back to a routine of shaving with a fresh razor and lubricated skin. Also, try to hold the skin taut as you shave.

I sometimes get 2 or 3 biggish red bumps. Mine are b/c the underarm hair grows in so many directions. I shave both up and down. It's impossible to shave in the "right" direction b/c there isn't one. Mine are mildly ingrown hairs that I painfully pluck right after showering. (They appear immediately after I shave and I can see a tiny hair in there.) Yours may be that or razor burn. This should help with either though.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2005 02:35:48 PM »

This may sound weird ,but I swab my underarms with toner after I shave.  Yes, the kind you use on your face. Ever since I started doing this I have not had the bump problem. Its like an aftershave for your pitts.
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2005 01:11:35 PM »

I tried the toner thing last night. It worked like a charm. No bumps, no irritation, no nothing.
Thanks so much Jera!
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Your welcome stargirl52.
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2005 01:10:22 PM »

Ingrown hairs are caused by bacteria (I've been told) so I have been using a moisturizing antibacterial gel on my bikini area. It works great, and the rubbing alcohol in the gel stops the area from itching, which is not very flattering!
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2005 03:43:46 PM »

I'm not totally sure what toner is but i'm guessing that its a kind of cream(that tones)

but i have a similar idea and it helps ,when i bath or shower, i wash my underarms with a light exfoiliator and sometimes shave with it too,then afterwards rub facial moisturizer onto my underarms and then try not to wear any material under my arms until i know that the cream is fully absorbed so that none of it comes off onto my clothing.

i find that it works on my underarms as well as bikini line.

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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2005 03:39:37 PM »

I had the same problem, then I tried laser hair removal.  It can be pricey, but even after 1 treatment I had less hair and no more red bumps! I've gotten a few treatments now and shave the few hairs that come back now about once a month.

If that doesn't sound up your alley, I would recommend exfoliating the area a few times a week, I liked the idea of the witch hazel too.

Otherwise waxing might help.
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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2005 04:06:18 PM »

Be careful if you put on deoderant after you shave...my friend did this for ever and one day there was a huge white lump. Her pores had been absorbing it and it absessed, so she had to go to the doctors and was in pain for a few days, along with a gimpy arm. So wait a bit after your shower.
Also, are you shaving every day? That might be it too, you might be shaving sensitive areas too much. Lotion- I use Curel- works really well too. Dont use girly kind with all that crap in it though. The less ingredients, the better. Im not sure if they make an aftershave for women, but use mens ( I get the kind that doesnt stink soooo bad). It will help also.
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2005 06:22:39 AM »

anohter thing that i have tried that seems to work is ,every morning and evening and everytime you put on deodorant then first dust some talc powder on, I do that before and after i put deodorant on and it works, no more red dots (that i know of) and no more rawness of pain either. Johnsons baby powder works best and has a really nice smell too.
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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2005 08:18:19 PM »

not really a crafting thing... but I use that new Dove deodorant and really love it. I used to have the same problem with my armpits but now even if I do shave with soap my armpits come out feeling just fine. If you can't afford the deodorant though definitely keep the maintenance on your razor up and use shaving cream... also try using a moisturizer... a little odd... but that's the only real difference in the Dove deodorant. One more thing if you are curious... it is actually recommended that you should apply your deodorant before going to bed so it has time to start working when you are not moving.
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