What you experienced is called razer burn. Try shaving with the flow of your hair rather than against it. Also, it might be time to change to a new razer blade if you've been using that one for awhile (bacteria can get into micro tears). And if yours isn't one of those 3+ blade ones you might try one instead.
As a guy you could probably get by without shaving with a bladed razer & shaving cream at all. You can probably just use one of those electric shavers...
Oh and don't use an aftershave that has alcohol in it. That will just dry out your face out and make you look old.
Anyways, let's hijack your thread about shaving and just talk about shaving in general!
I do something called sugaring. It's an Ancient Egyptian/Persian/Arabian method of removing hair basically. It's a lot like waxing, but I'd say it's about half as painful, 1/4th as painful if it's not hot (for me, though most people do say it's a lot less painful), and the sugars and stuff in it are actually good for your skin.
Basically, it just grabs onto the hair instead of the skin too... if you use talcum powder or something, that helps with that too. But, because the sugar mixture doesn't stick to your skin, it's a lot less painful in general.
Here's the wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugaring_%28epilation%29
There's a couple different methods of it. One's pretty much just like waxing... but tbh I kinda think that method might be improper usage. The way I do it is like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK0TOZoAp-8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHBCtuQWH-E
By the way, making the sugar wax is a lot more difficult than it sounds from the instructions. Expect to end up with with pots/pans/spoons coated in about a centimeter thick sort of lemony sugary hard candy that is a total bitch to clean out the first couple of times you try to make it.
Also, you guys should try threading instead of tweezing, for eyebrows. Much more accurate and easier, and if you have it done professionally they'll hold the skin tight and it hurts a lot less... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK6Y12IpCpM
edit: I think I should probably expand a bit on what I mentioned earlier...
If you do use an after shave lotion, use one with little or no alcohol because alcohol dries your skin. Especially for your face for guys, it makes you look older. Basically what the after shave is for is to kill any bacteria left by your razor which may be in your skin, and the alcohol does that. But the perfumes and alcohol in them actually irritate and dry out the skin. It's more harm than good I think. So if you're going to use one, get one with little to no alcohol and without perfume.
Some sort of nice moisturizer would probably be better, that's what the skin really needs.
I should give a little warning though for those that don't shave much... Always shave in the direction of hair growth, not against it. Also, don't push down too hard while shaving. Going against the direction of growth and pushing down with a bit of force may give you a closer shave, but you're gonna look goofy when you have razor burn and it's gonna hurt like a bunch of little needles by the next day with little red bumps. Shaving against the growth also gives a pretty good chances of breaking the hair which can cause ingrowns, or get any bacteria from your razor in your skin, which you don't want.
When you take a shower, what you basically want to do is use warm water and exfoliate. The warm water opens your pores. Before you go in you might want to use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower, some kind of water activated gel cleanser would be nice, then like a honey almond body scrub and an exfoliating gel scrub for your face. Before you get out, you'll want to use cold water because it closes your pores.
When you get out you could do like a herb-mint facial mask, and leave it on for like 10 minutes while you eat or do some other part of your routine. You could use an ice pack for a couple minutes after you wake up if your eyes feel a bit puffy. One of those that are made to wear like a sleeping mask, with holes cut for the eyes.
Anyways, moisturizers after all that, any anti-aging eye balms or whatever you want, then do the final moisturizing protective lotion.
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I'll say also, it's important you carefully choose what products you use. Be a label reader! Body washes for example, most of them mess up your skin's natural pH, among other things. The best real mainstream cheap one you can get would be Dove Unscented. You don't want to use Ivory, or really anything that says like "triple the clean!" or some kind of harsh soaps. They're really bad for your skin. Personally, I use more expensive all natural ones...
Also, a side note... avoid lip balms or chap sticks with petrolatum in them. It may be spelled a bit differently, but you'll know it when you see it. It's petroleum, and petroleum is a carcinogenic. They actually dry your lips out more than they help them anyways. So, you want one without that. What I use is Desert Essence Lip Rescue. It's pretty hard to find in stores, but you could use something like Burt's Bees I guess, if you don't want to order online or can't find it. The one I use feels better and smells better to me than that one.
edit: Just another little tip, you always, always
want to use a shaving gel. Something between you and the blade is good. I know it seems easy enough to just shave dry or with a little bit of water, but the gel really helps prevent razor burn. Some brands are better than others.
I say the same about razors too. I always use ones with 3 blades, never those cheap little throwaway ones. I get much better results and zero nicks or cuts. Gillette Venus is a good one, but you could also use the guy ones, Gillette Mach 3 or whatever, it doesn't really matter to be honest. The guy ones have smaller heads, so they're actually easier to maneuver (they're also obscenely cheaper).
I've tried Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Skin and Gillette Shaving Gel with Soothing Aloe Sensitive Skin. Supposedly like it makes a difference what gender it's made for... you know, a leg's a leg. That's just a bunch of marketing nonsense. They both work pretty well. I've tried a couple other brands, and they were really bad. Use whatever works best for you though. That's just what I use, in case you wanted some recommendations.
Also, disinfect your razors with alcohol, that can help.
As for sugaring, apply the wax against the growth, press it down and let it dry just a little. Only a couple seconds is fine. Then pull with
your hair growth. If you don't, you can end up breaking the hairs sometimes, which causes ingrowns.
One more tip.... your instict is going to be to pull up
You want to pull horizontal with your leg, like pull along your leg. Don't pull straight up.
Also, with your free hand... try to hold your skin around the area you're waxing tight. That'll help cut down on any pain.