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Why do my legs burn when I put lotion on them after I shave?

Why do my legs burn when I put lotion on them after I shave?

Sensitive skin: When you shave you are not only removing hair but the top few layers of skin and in possibly damaging some hair follicles. Moisturizing is important but many products on the market have a high alcohol content which can cause irritation and pain. Make sure you read the ingredient list and look for water and glycerin as the top ingredients. ...Read more

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Why do my legs burn whenever i put lotion on them?

Why do my legs burn whenever i put lotion on them?

Many Causes: Lots of reasons for burning. If you keep using the same lotion, you may be having an allergic reaction to it. Does it happen with a different lotion ? Are your legs extra sensitive such as from a sunburn, a burn from hot water or chemical irritation ? Are there any other signs or symptoms besides simply "burning" ? A visit to your doc will help you figure out exactly why/ what to do about it. ...Read more

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Why do I get stubble 20mins after shaving but can't use lotions because they cause my legs to burn?

Why do I get stubble 20mins after shaving but can't use lotions because they cause my legs to burn?

Razor: You may wish to invest in a high quality women's razor that is pre-lubricated. This can really cut down on damage to your skin. ...Read more

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Large flakes of skin around lower legs & ankles for no reason, no sun burn, no flaking anywhere else. I use olivine lotion there after daily shower.

Large flakes of skin around lower legs & ankles for no reason, no sun burn, no flaking anywhere else. I use olivine lotion there after daily shower.

Dry skin: Dry skin is common. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Dry skin may crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed. Bathing too frequently, especially with harsh soaps, may contribute. You can use different types of emollients or moisturizers. They work best when they're applied to skin that is wet or damp. ...Read more

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Is there a cream or lotion that will get rid of first degree burn discoloration on skin (back of legs)?

Is there a cream or lotion that will get rid of first degree burn discoloration on skin (back of legs)?

Depends if it's hype: hyperpigmentation (dark color) or depigmented (white) and all the melanin is gone.If post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation PIH, you can use hydroquinone very lightly & only on the discolored part, as it's a strong bleaching agent. Azelaic acid is a milder version. You can't expose it to UV light at all. It's all prescription only from a dr. If depigmented, can't use this. Time can also decrease PIH. ...Read more

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My skin on arms legs and chest feels like it is dry and burning. It is worse after a shower or bath. I have tried everything. Did I over lotion it?

My skin on arms legs and chest feels like it is dry and burning.  It is worse after a shower or bath.  I have tried everything.  Did I over lotion it?

Maybe: Any lotions have chemicals the skin. Plain Vaseline petrolatum is excellent. Recommend Healthtap visit with pictures for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Why do my legs itch after a shower even when I put on lotion they still itch what could be the cause?

Why do my legs itch after a shower even when I put on lotion they still itch what could be the cause?

Dry Skin or Allergy: You may just have really dry skin, which happens a lot in the winter. Soaps & shaving can irritate & dry out your skin, making it itch. Try a heavier moisturizer if you haven't already. You may also be having a reaction to the soap or lotion you're using. You can try switching brands to see if that helps. If nothing is working, see your dr, there may be another underlying cause. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce the sight of pores on my legs after I shave? I put on lotion everyday but that doesn't seem to help.

Is there any way to reduce the sight of pores on my legs after I shave? I put on lotion everyday but that doesn't seem to help.

Folliculitis: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness and irritation. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving can help reduce this. ...Read more

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I put lotion on after showering and a few hrs later my legs itch like crazy I have used coco butter baby lotion lotion with aloe what else can I do?

I put lotion on after showering and a few hrs later my legs itch like crazy I have used coco butter baby lotion lotion with aloe what else can I do?

Lac 5, cerave: Lac 5 and cerave are options. There are also prescription barrier repair creams such as eletone and hylatopic ointment or cream. The addition of esssential fatty acids to the diet such as flaxseed oil or borage oil can be helpful. ...Read more