Ask Aaron Q/A: Redness & rash around goatee after shaving

By Aaron Wolfenbarger on March 28, 2012

Posted in Ask Aaron Q & A, Razor burn, rash & bumps, Shaving Tips | Comments (0) 

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Aaron is asked to provide tips on how to reduce shaving rash around the goatee area after shaving

David Prest, from UK, asks:

“I have a goatee and when I shape it with my razor I end up with red areas and small red spots around the edges of the beard. I try to be very gentle with my razor (single blade) but still get the red areas and small red spots. What advice would you give me? Many thanks. David”

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Some very nice facial fuzz!!!


“Mr. Prest,

I too have a goatee, and feel your concern over keeping it nicely shaped and having healthy skin around it. I would recommend making sure you are shaving with shaving cream applied, don’t shave without the lubrication it provides! Also you might want to look into using a shaving oil instead of the lather to be able to see more clearly and still have lubrication.

Also make sure you are properly preparing your beard area to shave, and properly restoring your skin with a good aftershave balm. Following these techniques will help improve your shave and your skin.

If you continue to have redness & bumps please write again and we will troubleshoot some more!


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About Aaron Wolfenbarger:

 Ask Aaron Q/A: Redness & rash around goatee after shaving
Called a modern Renaissance Man by many, Aaron has many interests including music, science, theology, his family, camping, backpacking, style, grooming, and of course wet-shaving. His love of wet-shaving began as a teenager when he was gifted a brush, mug, and soap set for his birthday. He can be found on many online wet-shaving and men’s forums and on Twitter as @KiltedShaver.


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