Razor burn, or bumps as some call them, can be a major downer after shaving. Particularly, if you're looking to go out on one of those special occasions that people like to go out to. Having unsightly razor bumps don't go over well in public and can be embarrassing to must. That's why getting rid of them quickly is an ideal situation. We'll provide some tips to avoiding razor bumps as well as how to get rid of them.
Things You'll Need
- Sharp Razor
- Shaving Cream
- Aloe Vera Lotion
- Dry Towel
Getting better shaving equipment is a must for avoiding razor burn altogether. Using a new, sharp blade is ideal for getting a nice clean shave. Using a cream over soap is also ideal, because the shaving cream is helps keep the skin smooth while using the blade. Using a razor with fewer blades may be something to try as well.
Work on your shaving technique. Razor bumps can also occur because you're not doing your best to avoid them. Shaving in the direction that your hair grows, with the grain as some put it, will only help eliminate the potential for razor burn and ingrown hairs. Also, slow down when shaving. It isn't a race after all.
Now that we know what to do to prevent razor bumps and burns, let's look at what we can do to alleviate symptoms. First, make sure to wash the skin with cool water after shaving. This will reduce any burning effects and help close the pores on your face. Make sure to completely dry your face afterward with a towel.
Moisturizing the skin post shave goes a long way in treating the skin and any razor burn. This will help put new nutrients into the skin to help it heal. Aloe Vera particularly is very useful at this point as well. It has many qualities that will help protect the skin from nature but also soothe the razor burn as well.