Thursday, May 22, 2008
I need some help. Apparently over the last several years, my skin has become very sensitive. Every time I shave my legs, they itch incessantly! It drives me insane! I have determined that the itching occurs when the hair is growing back in, so it only lasts for a couple days every time I shave. But, when I shave at least twice a week, that means my legs are itching horribly more than 50% of the time. It's not really razor rash because it's not caused by the razor and there's no rash. I just itch. Like crazy. To the point that I often will scratch my skin raw leaving it painful and, at the worst, bleeding. I'm sorry if this isn't the blog post you were hoping for, but I'm at my wit's end. I have tried everything. Different razors, different shaving creams, shampoo instead of shaving cream, conditioner instead of shaving cream, exfoliating, lotion, etc. all to no avail. Currently I have three options. I don't shave, I deal with the itching or I wax. Waxing is fine and that's usually what I do during the summer. But, it's expensive and painful and I can't do it all the time. And it's not summer yet. Not shaving is not really an option, so currently I'm going with option 2, where I shave and deal with the itching. I can't take it anymore! Does anyone have any ideas, advice, suggestions, experience with this problem? I don't want to spend over 50% of my life scratching my legs! I need help!