Cant for the life of me get rid of these razor bumps, please help

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Thanks a lot for your help that cream is amazing, so cheap too! I do trust your judgement now after that haha are there any DE razors you would recommend i have never used one before?
There are so many great options and I’m sure each person on here will have their own opinions as to which would be a good 1st DE razor. For me it would be either a Muhle 89 or a cheap and cheerful used Gillette Tech. Neither will set you back many pennies, the Tech can be picked up for around £10-£15 on eBay the 89 will set you back around £30 new. Either razor paired with an Astra green blade would be my go to but you might find it worth getting a sample pack from the likes of Connaught or agentshave and seeing which blades you prefer for your skin type. Samples are a great way of discovering different types of blades and how the smoothness of each compares with their sharpness. A good tutorial video on YouTube will will help you prepare for your first DE shave. The key principle being do not force or push the razor on the skin. Let the razor do all of the work. It’s a completely different type of shave to a cartridge shave and that is one of the most important things to remember when switching to DE shaving.
 
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Hi new poster here. For the past year or so i have been stuck in a cycle with razor bumps. I seem to shave then it gets itchy after a few days so i have to shave again over the area to relieve the itchiness (which i doubt is helping). At the minute im just using gilette disposable razors with 2 blades but i feel like i have tried everything. I use aloe vera and post shave balm after every shave and use shaving gel and warm water prior to shaves. I seem to take all the steps required to prevent razor bumps and now i feel like they're getting worse.

Im just not sure what else i can do now, how can i get rid of them? Do i need to try and hold off shaving for a couple of weeks to try and get rid of them but each time i try to do that i feel like my neck is getting more red from the itchiness.

Thanks in advance
I had the same problem as you and was using the small blue 2 blade Gillette disposables. I got a Merkur 34c Astra blade and good soap/cream. I started using that and the problem didn't go away. I was only doing a with the grain pass and found that I was left with a not so close shave. I then thought what the hell let's go for a closer shave (counterintuitive I thought) but guess what shaving closer with a two pass shave first with the grain then across helped my skin immensely. I think what was happening was the before I wasn't shaving close enough and the hair was growing into the skin again this is a common problem. Give that a go and see how you get on, it did take some time to heal and was very inflamed for the first few weeks but it worked for me. Im still not perfect and have just one or two little spots but my skin was like yours so it's a big improvement I know how you feel. Remember go easy and carefully loads of soap with the grain then accross the grain and stick at it for at least a month.
 
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Hi again just me again! So the bump stopper cream has worked wonders and they have faded quite a lot which is fantastic. However after a couple of days of shaving im still getting quite an irritable itchy neck which i cant help but scratch. Im not sure why as the bumps dont seem to be reappearing as much, would this class more as a shaving rash? Ive been applying calomine lotion which has worked slightly but would you recommend trying to ride the wave and not shave as will the itch subside after a few days? Thanks in advance and happy new year
 
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Hi again just me again! So the bump stopper cream has worked wonders and they have faded quite a lot which is fantastic. However after a couple of days of shaving im still getting quite an irritable itchy neck which i cant help but scratch. Im not sure why as the bumps dont seem to be reappearing as much, would this class more as a shaving rash? Ive been applying calomine lotion which has worked slightly but would you recommend trying to ride the wave and not shave as will the itch subside after a few days? Thanks in advance and happy new year

Just my twopence worth. Do you have a pre shave routine? Washing you face and neck with a tea tree wash (or something similar) may assist, as will using an alum block and balm post shave. I'm not trying to give you a complex routine, just pre and post shave routine. Did you buy a DE razor in the end? I also recommend a scrub once a week if possible.

Use a very light technique (which has been said many times before)

Let me know what you think.

Good luck!

Mark
 
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