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Old 10-18-2011
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Dear Crissy,

I have dryness on my face, especially after showering and shaving. I rarely use after shave (because its drying) and I know that regular skin lotion isn't made for faces. What do you recommend as a face moisturizer that doesn't smell feminine? Any advice would be helpful.

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Damn.. I thought you were going somewhere completely different on this one!!!

Good Question!
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LOLz... this fucking guy.

Since this is a man grooming thread, those questions would be valid.
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You guys are funny!!

What type of shaving cream/gel do you use? The type you use can cause dryness because they are too strong for your skin and you might need one more mild. Also I know the answer to this question but I'm going to ask this question since you never know.. Do you exfoliate your skin? As in.. do you have a scrub or toner for your face?

As for moisturizers go, you should have one with SPF especially for the summer time, you need something that is going to hydrate your skin. The products that are affordable and that I know about are from Nivea. & the Men products smell yum!! I always open the bottles up when I'm at Target and smell them. Anyway, I looked one up for you:



Here are the product details:

NIVEA FOR MEN 24H Moisture Moisturizer provides the skin with instant moisture, making it feel smooth and supple. It is easily absorbed and does not leave the skin greasy.

For Normal to Dry skin
Formulated with CARE PRO TEC and Vitamin Care
Professional care technology that immediately activates and supports the natural functions of men’s skin.
Enriched with caring Vitamin E and Provitamin B5.
Effective 24-hour moisturizing care and protection for facial skin.
Dermatologist tested.

I really trust Nivea, I remember my mom would use the blue jars of cream for her face when I was a little girl. I know Aveeno has great moisturizers as well as Oil of Olay.

Also, (sorry in advanced for the TMI) but my legs are very sensitive and when I shave them, my skin gets dry, I know it's the dhaving cream I use, and I have tried many even for sensitive and dry skin but none work for me. I use a lil bit of Vaseline or baby oil gel and it helps a lot, it does leave you shiny & oily, so I would recommend that for your face when like at night or when you're staying in.

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Thanks Crissy.

The one I used was a Nivea For Men product, but it was something else. I use shaving cream with aloe which is better than the regular stuff. I also don't exfoliate and don't use a special soap for my face either. Maybe I should invest in specialized face wash and moisturiser.
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You'll notice a difference if you exfoliate your skin at least one a week. Regular cleansers don't remove dead skin cells like face scrubs do.

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I use some apricot scrub my roomates have, seems to work for cleansing just fine...LOL

I hate shaving, gotta do it every other day or I look like a bum. My skin is too sensitive for that shit!
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I use some apricot scrub my roomates have, seems to work for cleansing just fine...LOL

I hate shaving, gotta do it every other day or I look like a bum. My skin is too sensitive for that shit!
Man Up .. Use Lava Soap like the rest of us... Apricot Scrub?

Where'd you get it fags r us?
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Not sure where to get it, just in the shower so I use it. Works pretty good actually...
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ok so you saw through my macho bs .. I was just trying to find it

For shaving I use



Great stuff.. no breaking out no razor burn!
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Lamberto, it's probably one of these two



I use the Target Brand, it works just as well and cheap
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^Yeah it's the St. Ives...
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I just want to say this thread is cool..

..I only use plain water to shave.
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Plain water??? Do you even grow hair on your face?
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I don't like it; and also don't like not having any. I just trim and whatever them lil orange razors can shave so I can at least look legit.
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I use edge pro gel w aloe Vera to shave and cool water after shave lotion.
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i use this shizz... works good

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The men's bar soap from Dove is good stuff.

I dont use after shave, or anything smoothing when i shave. I just wash my face. run hot ass water or microwave it for 4 minutes and then use it that way to get my blade hot as hell. Then use shave gel, shave, then take a shower. I never understood why people shave after taking a shower.
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The hot water from the shower opens your pores and you don't have to waste a Nelio (ass) load of water ...

I like the Dove men's Line of soaps but they don't last long and the only sell them in one or two packs ...

I don't use aftershave but I do use Tea Tree hair and body Moisturizer ..



Pretty good stuff especially if you have a buzz cut.. keeps your scalp from drying out
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I'm gonna have to try that for the dome. A friend of mine always uses that shit.
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The hot water from the shower opens your pores and you don't have to waste a Nelio (ass) load of water ...

I like the Dove men's Line of soaps but they don't last long and the only sell them in one or two packs ...

I don't use aftershave but I do use Tea Tree hair and body Moisturizer ..
Which is why ya microwave the water.

And I dont know where your going homie, but i buy the dove soap in 6 pack form.
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I've only found them at Wally's in the two packs..

I don't understand the microwave water... you put hot ass water on your face to open your pores?

Hot shower does that...

Micro just seems inconvenient... unless you're shaving in the kitchen...
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Body/Face wash > soap bars
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I don't understand the microwave water... you put hot ass water on your face to open your pores?

Hot shower does that...
Hey vato, leave Nelio alone. While the hot water in his trailor doesn't work all the time, the microwave never fails him.
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I don't understand the microwave water... you put hot ass water on your face to open your pores?

Hot shower does that...

Micro just seems inconvenient... unless you're shaving in the kitchen...
Water doesnt come out of the tap instantly hot does it? Micro the water, put in the sink, dip a wash cloth in hot water and apply to face. Then commence shaving.
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