No burns only smooth skin
01 Jun 2012
When it comes to common skin conditions razor burn is something almost all women and men have experienced at one point. Proper skin care before, during and after shaving are effective skin treatments that can help to minimize razor burn.
How to Shave for Minimum Razor Burn
- Always shave after a hot shower. This softens the hairs and opens the pores. If it is not possible or inconvenient, soak a wash cloth in hot water and leave it on the area to be shaved for 2-3 minutes.
- Exfoliate gently before shaving to remove dead skin cells. This helps for a closer shave as these skin cells can clog your razor.
- Use a sharp razor, and change the blade if it becomes dull.
- Use a shaving product that is designed for those who are prone to razor burn. Foam from a can can often be less suitable than soaps, oils or non-pressurized gels. Apply it liberally and top up when necessary.
- Rinse the blade after every stroke to remove built up hairs that could drag on the razor.
- Start by shaving with the grain in smooth even strokes.
- If a second pass is necessary, shave across the grain first, then shave against the grain if required
- Once you have finished shaving, apply cold water to the area straight away to close the pores.
- Pat the area dry gently
- 10.Apply a moisturiser to the area. Some contain aloe-vera and other special ingredients to further calm the area.
- You may want to use a special anti-razor burn product after you shave.
Following these steps and taking your time while shaving will help to leave your skin soft, smooth and without painful and unsightly bumps from razor burn. Of course, if you simply can't stand razor burn at all, you might want to consider laser hair removal!