How to prevent skin irritation and shaving rash
How to prevent skin irritation and shaving rash

How to prevent skin irritation and shaving rash

Avoiding skin irritation is one of the concerns you might face at some point.

Don’t panic! By applying simple tips in your daily routine you can help reducing the risk of having razor burns from shaving.

Tip 1: Invest in the right shaver and use the right technique

Selecting the right shaver and performing the correct techniques play a large role in preventing in-grown hairs, razor bumps and reducing irritation. Some electric shavers draw heat towards their head, causing inflammation and irritation on your skin.

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Tip 2: How to prepare your face for the shave

Using foam or gel is proven to significantly soften the skin and consequently to make it less prone to irritations while shaving. However if you prefer dry shaving without foam, we recommend not to wash your face before you shave as the skin tends to be slightly swollen after washing. In both cases, remember that you need to keep the pressure but you don’t need to push too hard as it might increase the probability of having razor rash.

Tip 3: The worst thing to do is to ignore your skin immediately after the shave

The post shave is equally important, maybe even more important than the pre and actual shave itself. If you think that you still have some in-growns, you can actually physically lift the in-grown hair out with a pair of tweezers, but just be careful not to pull it out completely. It will make the hair regrow deeper. Use cold water or a cold towel over your face to cool the skin and close the pores. You can also use some spray toner to bring your pH level of your skin back to normal since some sink water may put your pH out of whack. And of course, a proper aftershave is the best way to end a shave.