razor burn

Get Rid of Razor Burn Naturally

Razor burn is the name for that irritated, burning feeling your get from your skin after shaving. It is a type of rash that usually appears after a few minutes and lasts sometimes for days after a bad shave. Men suffer the most from razor burn as facial hair is tougher and thicker than most other hair, however women can suffer just as easily as the primary culprits of razor burn are dull blades, shaves that are too close, and improper shaving technique. If you continue to have razor burn a more serious condition known as pseudofolliculitis can occur in which small bumps appear on the skin.


How do I know if I have razor burn?

  • Red skin
  • Inflamed skin
  • Stinging skin
  • Hyper-sensitive skin
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Small, painful raised bumps


How can I prevent razor burn?

  • Trim your hair if it’s more than a few millimeters long.
  • Moisturize your skin regularly.
  • Soften your hair with warm water in the shower or with a towel wrapped around your face.
  • Always use lubrication such as shaving cream. It protects your skin and makes shaving easier.
  • Make sure your blade is sharp!
  • Be gentle and always shave in the direction of the hair.
  • Avoid shaving products with alcohols and perfumes that irritate and dry out skin.


How can I treat razor burn?

  • Make a paste of aspirin and water and smooth it over the razor burn. Leave for just a few minutes, then wash away with warm water.
  • Smooth some aloe vera gel over your skin. It heals quickly and provides soothing relief from razor burn.
  • It may sting a little, but rubbing some apple cider vinegar will take out the burn and soothe your skin.
  • Make a post shaving mask of strawberries and sour cream. Mash the berries with the sour cream and spread over the shaved area. Its high in vitamin C which encourages healing!
  • Make your own after shave out of comfy, calendula, witch hazel, rose water, vegetable glycerin, lavender oil and sandalwood oil. It will moisturize your skin and leave you feeling and smelling amazing.
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