Hair removal. Pain and bleeding :-(

(13 Posts)
Bruthastortoise Sun 18-Aug-13 15:59:20

Why would be it that no matter what type of hair removal I use on my legs I'm left with inflamed red follicles most of which are bleeding? I've exfoliate beforehand and have tried everything I can think of, every type of razor, waxing salon and home, hair removal creams, epilators and despite that my lower legs resemble the chain saw massacre every time sad. Oh wise style and beauty mumsnetters please advise and I don't want to live my life under 200 deniers!

I feel your pain somewhat, I can only shave as I'm allergic to hair removal creams and wax of any kind, they leave me with big open sores and lots of bleeding. Do you have ingrown hairs at all that are catching on razors and things? Do you use the pricier but better for your skin multi bladed razors? I have found the ONLY one I can use is the Gilette Venus with shower gel or soap or with aqueous cream. It clogs the razors badly but leaves me with smooth smooth legs. Shaving foam/gel leaves me in ribbons and makes my skin so dry. If it really is so bad, perhaps you could ask your doctor to look at your legs? I did know someone who had some kind of infection in the skin of her legs and her hair removal attempts were similar to yours. She needed a long course of antibiotics to treat it but her legs and hair removal attempts were fine after that

Bruthastortoise Sun 18-Aug-13 16:22:18

I've used every razor on the market and every combination of creams, conditioners, mooitirisers I could think of sad. Hadn't even considered the doctors as I thought it was just me doing it wrong and every other woman had some insider knowledge that passed me by smile but will think about making an app this week! Thanks

It might be worth it, you could have an actual issue with your skin that needs treatment. Obviously, I'm not a doctor but I do know of people, my sister being one, that have skin issues that need treatment before she can use hair removal stuff

Dancingqueen17 Sun 18-Aug-13 16:52:30

Have you tried shaving with baby oil?

valiumredhead Sun 18-Aug-13 17:59:15

Everything hurts me too apart from shaving and even then I used to very razor burn until I discovered proper women's shaving cream, it makes such a difference! And don't moisturise until the next morning.

valiumredhead Sun 18-Aug-13 17:59:32

Get not very

Tilpil Mon 19-Aug-13 21:15:30

The only way my skin is really happy is with the new Olay razor and Olay shaving creams everything else I end up with red itchy lumps constantly not as bad as u but may be worth a try if u haven't tried it

DuvetHog Tue 20-Aug-13 01:06:16

DavinaH1010 Fri 11-Oct-13 07:57:43

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SundaySimmons Fri 11-Oct-13 09:00:44

Gentle but effective

www.superdrug.com/uncategorized/superdrug-3-hair-remover-mitts/invt/280956&bklist=

Cheap as well and even cheaper as they are often sold in pound shops.

I bought these for my teenage daughter a few years ago because I didn't wan her cutting herself with a razor or using chemical removers and they work fab.

Just gentle circular movements. Use baby lotion to moisturise and hair free legs with no soreness.

zrmoore Thu 17-Oct-13 19:02:57

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