How to Prevent Shaving Irritation

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Preventing shaving irritation involves exfoliating the skin to eliminate dead skin cells, lathering up a high-quality shave cream and following the shave with a post-shave balm or spray. Keep shaved skin healthy with beauty tips from a certified aesthetician in this free video on makeup and cosmetics.

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Hi, I'm Kelli. I'm an aesthetician and make up artist, at Ulta Salon and Cosmetics, and I'm going to give you some tips on how you can prevent shaving irritation, so I'm just going to use her hand here, pretend maybe it's a leg or something, but we're going to start with a scrub. The first thing you want to do, is exfoliate. This is going to remove any dead skin cells. It's also going to unclog the follicles, and it's going to lift the hair, so it's going to enable you to get a closer shave, and also prevent irritation. It's going to prevent any bacteria from getting in the pore, and infecting any dead skin, or any clogging, so we're just going to rinse that off, so you can see how that makes her skin really smooth, if she holds up her other hand next to it, how it makes it really smooth, and got rid of all that dead skin, so the next thing we're going to do, is we're going to use a really nice shave cream, and kind of work up a good lather. You want to make sure, especially if you have a tendency to get a lot of irritation, that you use a really good shave cream, or shave gel, or something like that, to give your razor some slip, so it's not going to cause irritation that way, so then you would just want to shave, remove all that, rinse, and if you really have a persistent problem, you can follow up with, this is a post shave or wax spray, just kind of pat it in, and basically what this does, is it prevents any bacteria from clogging the follicles, and it will prevent and heal any ingrown hairs, or irritation, so those are some tips that you can do, to prevent shaving irritation.

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