Until June 2010, I hated shaving. It was the bane of my existence. I would get in-grown hairs, razor burn, my skin would get red and irritated and most of all shaving seemed like a huge waste of time. I probably would have just given in to the temptations of going native and let my whiskers grow, a except for the fact that my wife likes me clean-shaven.
I tried using plastic disposable razors, single, double, triple and quad blade options…all failed me. Every time Gillette had a new super-charged razor or specialized shaving cream, I’d rush out and try it with the hopes of relief. Every time I would be disappointed.
I even tried a few electric razors with hope of getting a clean shave. After spending twice the amount of time as a regular shave, all of my maneuvering the razor and contorting my face and neck to get every little stubbly hair, I was left with five o’clock shadow by 10:00 am. In an act of desperation, I turned to my wife, who in turn spoke with her dermatologist and the search for a solution began.