With both beginner and not-so-beginner shavers, razor burn is a huge struggle when shaving your face (or anywhere else on your body). If you’ve ever experienced red bumps, itchy skin, or tenderness in your skin after shaving – you’ve likely experienced razor burn.
Rather than trying to treat razor burn after the fact, we’re going over a few ways you can prevent razor burn from happening.
1. Prep your Face Before Shaving
The key to a close, smooth shave is all in how you prep your face before shaving. This means starting with a warm water rinse, and applying Pre-Shave oil before you shave. Pre-shave oil acts as an extra layer of lubrication on your skin, which helps to protect you against razor burn, cuts, bumps and ingrown hairs. It can also help to reduce redness and irritation, especially for those with sensitive skin.
2. Always use a Clean Towel
When patting your face dry during and after a shave, make sure you are using a clean towel with every shave. This helps to keep any dirt and germs that may be on an older towel away from your face.
3. Shave Less Frequently
When you do experience razor burn, shaving before it’s fully healed can re-aggravate your skin and reduce healing. Shaving less frequently allows your skin time to heal between shaves, and helps to prevent razor burn from reoccurring.
4. Shave with the Grain
Not only does shaving with the grain allow for a closer shave, but it helps to prevent razor burn too. When you shave against the grain, it tugs at your hairs which can cause them to swell up – creating red bumps on your skin.
5. Use quality shaving products, including cream and razors.
Knightsbridge Shaving cream is formulated to moisturize and protect your skin, which helps to reduce razor burn. Make sure you are also using a quality razor, and changing your blade often as a dull blade can cause razor burn.
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