Do you have a problem with razor burn? As you probably know razor burn is an uncomfortable unsightly condition that you want to avoid when ever possible. Well, I’ll show you what it is, how to prevent it and how cure it.
What is Razor Burn?
You can get razor burn any place on your body where you shave. Some areas of your skin are more sensitive and more likely to get the burn.
When you get a serious case of razor burn it may show up as a small rash, bumps, infected pimples or even blisters.
Razor burn can be very itchy. You can get a mild case after shaving which may last only an hour or two. It will cause your skin to feel uncomfortable but clear up on its own. Just be more careful the next time you shave.
You can get razor burn with bladed razors or electric razors. However, bladed razors are harder on your skin because they remove the top layer of skin each time you shave.
People tend to press too hard on their razors or shave against the growth of the hair which can cause more damage. You can get small cuts when shaving that can allow bacteria to enter the skin which can also cause a rash.
Using a dirty or dull blade makes it more likely to get a razor burn. Electric razors are not nearly as likely to cause razor burn but can if not maintained properly. They must be cleaned out every day. There are special electric razors that are designed just for sensitive skin.
You can even use them in the shower. This wet shaving really helps to soften and raise the beard. If not shaving in the shower, it is good to use a warm towel on your skin before shaving because it helps raise and soften the hairs.
A good shaving oil or cream is a must to use when shaving. Dry shaving is very bad and can cause a severe rash.
When finished shaving, it is good to use an after shave product. They often have antiseptic ingredients to help prevent razor burn. A good facial moisturizer is recommended but you should avoid any perfumes or colognes.
If you get a bad razor burn you will just have to stop shaving for a few days to let it clear up.
During this time, you will need to use antibacterial washes and antibiotic creams. There are some people whose skin just can not handle shaving at all.
If they want to have that clean shaven look they will have to use a depilatory cream or powder which takes the hair off below the skin line. If you can’t tolerate shaving or the depilatories you can go for laser hair removal or just let the hair grow.
Razor burn can be a real problem for you. It can appear any place on your body where you shave.
It is unsightly and uncomfortable. There are some techniques and products to use when shaving that will help prevent this problem. Be careful when shaving and use good products.
However, if you do get a razor burn there are some steps you can follow to clear it up. Stop shaving for a while and use antiseptic products. I hope this has given you the information you need to help prevent and cure razor burn.