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    What works for those shaving nicks

    Anyone have some tricks to stopping a shaving nick from bleeding? The toilet paper on the face thing works but not all the time. Most times the bleeding stops until I remove the paper and it's like pulling off a scab and the bleeding starts again. Today I was bleeding all the way to work and it started again while at work.
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    If anyone could answer that I would also greatly appreciate it.
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    I think all of us are eagerly awaiting an answer to this one.
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    I use a product made by Pinaud called "Dab-On Nick Relief". You literally dab it on and it works pretty good most of the time. It stings slightly, and won't stop the bleeding if you cut a major section of skin like I do when I'm in a rush. You can pick it up at Wal-Mart near the after shave products I believe. Ask around at the store.
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    a small dab of vaseline on a Q-tip usually does the trick...if it can work for a boxers split open eye, it can work for a razor nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobafrett
    I use a product made by Pinaud called "Dab-On Nick Relief". You literally dab it on and it works pretty good most of the time. It stings slightly, and won't stop the bleeding if you cut a major section of skin like I do when I'm in a rush. You can pick it up at Wal-Mart near the after shave products I believe. Ask around at the store.
    The problem is that I need the most help with my more major nicks that won't stop bleeding. I'll give this a try though as it's better than walking around with a tissue and constantly dabbing the blood off my face.

    If this doesn't work then I'm using DarthChuckMC's idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exhaust Port
    The problem is that I need the most help with my more major nicks that won't stop bleeding.
    I would say that you might want to consider a trip to the hospital if the cut is very severe. What are you shaving with anyway?
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    The thing that bobafrett mentioned sounds like a "styptic pencil." It's a small stick, made from alum I think, that you use to dab on the cut. I honestly don't use them myself ... they sting pretty good, but that's the traditional (and effective) way of dealing with a basic shaving cut. For bigger cuts, you're just going to have to put a band-aid on it and let it heal up. Toilet paper can stop the blood, but like you've noticed, if the cut hasn't clotted properly it'll start up again.

    More importantly ... try to use a good, sharp razor and soak your beard with a hot washcloth before you shave. The hot water softens your beard and opens up the pores on your skin ... kind of preps your skin for the brutal act of carving the hair off of your face.

    So, to review ... clean your face with a good "clean" soap. A simple inexpensive glycerin works fine, one with no added perfumes or anything. Soften your beard with a hot rag and then shave carefully. Wipe the shaving soap, creme, gel or whatever off ... don't rinse. Tone your skin with some kind of astringent to remove dead skin cells and oils. It'll tighten up your pores protecting them from infection (pimples.) A very simple witch hazel pad can be used ... nothing fancy. Lastly, lubricate your skin ... a very simple "clean" face lotion works fine. If your skin dries out, it's more likely to break out and then you'll end up shaving those bumps off and bleeding to death.

    Well, there you have it from the guy that worked in a department store selling men's cologne and shaving goods back in college. The best thing that I learned from that job was that most of the junk you buy in a department store isn't worth the money. You can find much cheaper and in most cases better versions of the same stuff in your local drug store.

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    I almost never have nicks, the last time I had cuts shaving was due to the razor accidentally being moved sideways instead of up and down. However, I would think that honey might be good for this - it has antibiotic properties, contains hydrogen peroxide for killing germs, reduces inflammation, speeds growth of healthy tissue, lessens scarring and wound pain after initial application (it may sting a little when it's being applied), is totally safe (except for children under 1, and then, why are you shaving your kid anyway?), is sticky so it won't come off unwantedly, and is thick to act as a protective barrier. It's even been approved by the Australian government as a medicine.
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    I haven't nicked my face in quite sometime. I don't know if it's the razor I use, but I do find that letting the shaving foam sit on my face for about 5 minutes softens the beard hair quite nicely. I also start with the sides, and leave the chin and mustache area for last, letting the shave cream really soften the hardest area to shave.

    I think I'll use some of the other tips that PlasticFetish talked about. I've read that in a Men's health magazine, but when I went to write down glycerin and astringent I couldn't find the article anymore.
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    The styptic pencil works well. It does sting but that is the case with most of them. Look into buying one. I also have not had a cut in a while, but I don't know if that is technique or the blade that I am using. Step up to a good blade, it will help. I use the Mach3 Turbo.

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