I apologize if this is the wrong section to post this, I wasn't entirely sure!
So I'm in a very good and comfortable relationship at the moment, albeit long-distance for the time being. The issue is a physical one: my boyfriend is pretty talented when it comes to beard-growth, but he prefers to be clean-shaven. However he has very sensitive skin and can only use single-blade razors, which isn't the most effective shave. So the ineffective shave + fast hair growth results in some pretty gnarly stubble burns on my chin when we have the opportunity to make out (scabbing, inflamed skin, all that fun stuff). My chin usually heals within a couple of days without problem, but it's a very visible thing and it's pretty embarrassing when people ask about it. After a potential visit sometime this month, we likely won't be seeing each other again until the beginning of the next academic year, when we'll be attending the same school and will no longer be an LDR. So we'll be seeing each other a lot more often and, well, I'd really rather not have a perpetual scabbing on my chin if I can avoid it! I know stubble-burn is pretty common, but does anyone here have any advice for how to avoid it? Thanks all.
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I had this problem too! What helped for me was washing my face as soon as possible after making out and using a gentle moisturizer afterward (I usually used one marked "for sensitive skin"). Definitely avoid any skin care containing salicylic acid/willow bark/beta hydroxy acid (BHA) or alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). They are both common in skin care products, and I speak from experience when I say they will do a number on friction-irritated skin. Anyway, I hope any of this helps and good luck!
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