Shaving can be a nice time to let your hair grow and flourish, but it can also be a nightmare if you don’t know how to do it right. One of the most common problems encountered when shaving is a razor burn. It seems like every time you turn around there is a new rash waiting for you to combat. Razor burn can be quite uncomfortable and can make you feel vulnerable, vulnerable to infection, and expose yourself to the risk of being infected. There are certain things you can do to avoid this common problem and treat it if it does happen.
If you are prone to razor rash it is important to take the necessary steps to avoid getting a rash. The first step is to use fresh warm water when shaving. Doing so will make shaving a lot more comfortable, promote follicle health, and reduce your risk of razor burn. After you have finished shaving, apply an aftershave lotion and let it dry. Apply some aftershave to soothe the skin and help relieve any discomfort.
What caused the rash? It could be the result of an allergy or sensitivity to the material inside the razor. Often time, when a sensitive skin is shaving a daily basis, an allergic reaction will occur. Another possible cause is hair removal wear, or the use of an electric shaver. newest razors do not have the tendency to cause allergies as older razors used to.
Today’s razors are very sharp. When using a flare device it removes many layers of metal to provide a smooth finish, making your skin irritated. The most sensitive skin will still be irritated, and not just by the razor, but by the material that is attached to it. Be sure to use gentle strokes, and give your tare some time to heal before you finish your shave.
Many people try to use an electric shaver instead of a manual razor. This seems to be a controversial matter. Many people love them, and think that because they do not blade the skin it causes no damage to it at all. There are so many more variables than just this, of course. If you hand someone a auto shaver and they cut themselves, it is not uncommon for them to be bleeding for a while. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and cuts, even minor cuts can cause major problems. It is very important to be careful with any baby razors you are about to give them.
Allow the skin to heal before proceeding to shave your face. You never want to cut, scratch or rub the sensitive facial skin. When you do, you will end up with a stinging, burning or a rash that is itchy as well as red.
Shave with the grain, and cautiously shave against the grain to eliminate any of the blades damaging the skin. If you are in a hurry, run aaundry cycle and use the smallest amount of product on your face that you can. Look for lotions that have glycolic or salicylic acid in them, and consider using a toner with the substance. Doing so may help reduce or remove any redness as well as clear up any problems with acne or ingrown hairs.
Clean and moisturize well after shaving. Use a moisturizer designed especially for your face. If you are one who suffers from breakouts, get a lotion that contains benzoyl peroxide. Leave the lotion on for a few minutes, and then rinse. If you are one who has to wear makeup, get a lotion that contains salicylic acid. Make sure to moisturize before you go to bed, and get it while the skin is still damp.
If a breakout does occur, use a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid cream to control it. There are many other remedies for problems with skin. Take the time to learn about them, and find one that works for you. Your skin will thank you for it, and you’ll love the results.
Although we like to think that we don’t need to shave each and every day, especially if we are still young, a daily routine of shaving will help us begin to age gracefully. If you aren’t shaving regularly now, it’s time to start. The sooner you get into the habit of shaving, the better.
Get into the habit of grooming your face each and every day. Naturally, the better you look and feel, the better you will feel. If you never will, get started!
The article was written in collaboration with rodeo cosmetics