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Shaving is no fun (that's why we have a beard culture), but if you have sensitive skin, you know it can be a special hell , Routing a blade routinely over your face can cause a variety of problems (razor blades, razor burns, cuts) and other problems (dryness, breakouts, excessive exfoliation). For those of us who have sensitive skin but do not want to give up the clean-shaven look, it can feel like a never-ending cycle of desperation.
Fortunately, we live in the modern world, where technology can support us in our struggles. Enter the sensitive skin razor. These new shaving tools are designed (mostly) specifically for sensitive skin and use all sorts of things, such as guards, gels and even computer chips, to achieve a thorough shave without burns. And although it is generally believed that razors with a blade are necessary to reduce bumps and skin problems, there is something for every taste. Here are the 7 best razors for sensitive skin.
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Bevel Shave System
The Bevel Shave system is designed to prevent razor bumps and shave irritations. Its centerpiece is the single-blade shaver, which provides a smoother shave by reducing air resistance. Change the blade before each use for best results.
Gillette SkinGuard Razor
Gillette's latest cartridge razor has protective protection between the blades to help distribute pressure and minimize drag. It is specially designed for men with sensitive skin and keeps the blades at an angle that can still cut hair, but touches the skin slightly less.
Schick Hydro 5 Razor
Although it is generally accepted that more blades are present, this means more irritation, the five blades in this shaver are tempered by built-in gel pads. The lubricant contains aloe vera and vitamin E to keep the skin cool and soothing during shaving, not afterthoughts.
Rockwell R1 Double-edged Shaver
Moving from multi-blade razor to safety razor can be difficult, but this reduced version makes it easy. There is only one setting for you to get used to the feeling, and opening the butterfly makes it easier to reload the blades (which you should often do to reduce the irritation.)
Braun Series 7 Electric Shaver  This German razor is like the Mercedes-Benz electric razor. Not only does it have a special setting for sensitive skin (and others for different skin types), it's completely waterproof so you can use it in the shower for a more thorough, less irritating shave.