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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hey

For the past few months i have the most itchy legs ever after shaving. Its often the day after so im assuming its because of the regrowth. I have tried using sensitive shaving foam and using different moisturisers to cool it down but each time my legs drive me insane with itching the next day. Can anyone recommend a product or anything for that matter to stop it?

Its strange because i have shaved my legs for years and its been fine, its only been for a few months that is been occuring.

thanks alot
l xx

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Urm aquais (sp?) cream is it...my mum has a big tub of the stuff. It is white cream and she uses it for her exema (sp?). Might just help ease the itch, otherwise E45 itch relief cream.

    Don't have any ideas on how to stop it happening altogether but the above two should ease it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah Aqueous is great for that I use it after I shave and it relieves the itch it's quite cheap too around £2 for a 500g tub.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Are you sure it's not something in shaving foam you're allerigc to?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my legs get really itchy and irritating if i sit by the fire not long after. perhaps its just a heat-rash thing?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    do you moisturise after shaving?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i tend to moisturise but doesnt help. Shall try the aquaous (no idea how to spell that). its just really irrtiating cos i hate not shaving but then dread shaving cos i know il be driven insane the next day by the itching. Mite give up shaving, see how the bf likes it lol, sure he wud be impressed.
    thanks alot x
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would suggest trying waxing out, no itching to contend with and lasts longer!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    is your razor a top qulaity one and fairly new?
    I have to use one of the expensove blades because cheaper ones or disposable razors tend to make me itch.
    I can also only reuse the blade a few times.
    I find that moisturising makes me itch more if done too soon after shaving too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    it could be that the hair is getting thicker and therefore causing more irritation, mine was like that so i started waxing...which helped a lot...or if you can save up and get laser hair removal, it's really good if your a good candidate (ie light skin dark hair)...ive done one session of the laser and its less than half of what i used to have.
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