Daily shaving can leave your skin red and irritated. Ingrown hairs cause razor bumps, while dull blades and bad shaving form can leave you with an annoying rash. Adhering to proper shaving technique helps mitigate these side effects. If you've fallen into a routine of shaving hurriedly, take the time to properly shave your sensitive areas to avoid bumps and rashes. Because it doesn't do much good to replace the stubble with rough, scratchy skin.
Things You'll Need
- Facial moisturizer
- Shaving cream
- Soft towel
- Skin conditioner
Fill the sink with hot water and dip a washcloth into it. Dab the area you plan to shave with the hot washcloth to soften your hair follicles.
Apply moisturizer, covering the entire area you're about to shave.
Apply a light layer of shaving cream to the area. Choose a product formulated for sensitive skin.
Take your razor in your dominant hand and stretch the area of skin you wish to shave with your other hand. Shave in the direction of hair growth to prevent ingrown hairs.
Rinse your razor in the hot water after each pass. Make sure all of the stubble comes out of the razor.
Splash cool water on the area after you finish shaving. Pat the area dry with a soft towel.
Apply a skin conditioner in lieu of aftershave. Conditioner benefits your skin by making it soft and preventing future rashes.