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I'm 42 and I've taken a razor to my face perhaps... a few dozen times I'm my life?... and always with a similar result, horrific razor burn that will last 3 or 4 days... sometimes as long as a week!  Due to my oh so sensitive skin, I tend to keep a very short stubble beard unless I have an opportunity to safely and discreetly girlmode and then I have to deal with covering up the red and dealing with the razor burn texture,  not to mention that having my face on fire isn't exactly gender affiming.

 

Anyhow, now that we've gotten the mini rant out of the way, I know permanent options exist but due to a myriad of "life" reasons they are pretty low on my priority list.  So, until I can go nuclear on the situation, anyone have any suggestions?

 

If it helps or is relevant, I grow a medium thick full beard.  Luckily it's ginger, deep red to strawberry blonde.

 

As a side note, thank the goddess for trans youtuber's warnings about using leg hair removers and waxes on you face or I would probably have ended up in a situation!

 

Much luv

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I recently bought a Braun shaver at Costco that I am using with reasonable results.  My old Norelco/Phillips gave up the ghost from age.  It did take 3 days of daily use to finally get the skin as smooth as I like, but its there now, but I have to keep it up.  You may want to actually use a moisturizer on your face a few minutes before using the shaver.  The one I got was under $200.00 as a kit.


 

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I have tried a couple of different types of electric razors, rotary and foil types but have never been satisfied with the results.  I have a medium to light beard and even so, I never get a close enough shave for girl mode.   I suppose there still could be an electric razor out there that shaves as close as a blade.  If so, I'd be interested.

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On 7/27/2022 at 1:22 AM, Ticket For Epic said:

I'm 42 and I've taken a razor to my face perhaps... a few dozen times I'm my life?... and always with a similar result, horrific razor burn that will last 3 or 4 days... sometimes as long as a week!  Due to my oh so sensitive skin, I tend to keep a very short stubble beard unless I have an opportunity to safely and discreetly girlmode and then I have to deal with covering up the red and dealing with the razor burn texture,  not to mention that having my face on fire isn't exactly gender affiming.

 

Anyhow, now that we've gotten the mini rant out of the way, I know permanent options exist but due to a myriad of "life" reasons they are pretty low on my priority list.  So, until I can go nuclear on the situation, anyone have any suggestions?

 

If it helps or is relevant, I grow a medium thick full beard.  Luckily it's ginger, deep red to strawberry blonde.

 

As a side note, thank the goddess for trans youtuber's warnings about using leg hair removers and waxes on you face or I would probably have ended up in a situation!

 

Much luv

Hi, I get a similar problem with wet shaving so I've used an electric shaver. Since being on estrogen I've noticed a definite reduction in capacity to grow a beard but then the other thing which has definitely had an effect is over 40 hours of electrolysis. I found it really painful at times but Emla cream helped a fair bit. x

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I've used a few different male shavers (Phillips, Remington) over the years and never found them all that great. 

They either caused irritation or just didn't give a good close shaver.

Recently I picked up a Remington Smooth & Silky wet/dry shaver and was actually surprised by how well it worked. 

I use it all over, face and body. 

It won't ever come close to a blade but still pretty close. And I find there's very little irritation. 

I actually gave up shaving for a few years due to irritation issues. 

The only thing is that it's a bit messy as unlike male oriented shavers this one doesn't collect the clippings. 

But I think that may be why it works a little better than the shavers I've used in the past. 

This is my anecdotal experience, hope it helps.

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