Whether you’re a man or a woman, shaving is a necessity – whether it’s every day, every week or just every once in a while. But if you want clean-shaven, smooth skin every morning, it can come with a price. Razor burn can affect everyone, especially if you’re not shaving correctly. Here are a few tips to help you avoid that tell-tale itchiness and those unsightly red bumps, no matter how often you shave.
To help minimize razor burn, shave while in the shower – or immediately after. The warm water helps to relax your skin and open up your pores, and soap can serve as lubrication that will keep the razor from irritating your sensitive skin. For an extra-smooth shave, exfoliate first. It’ll make your skin soft and supple, making sure your razor takes off only your hair – and nothing else.
Another tip for preventing razor burn is making sure to replace your razor blades often. Sharp blades are much less likely to cause skin irritation, so change out your razors long before they become dull.
Finally, make sure you’re lathering up with the right stuff. Regular soap is a big no-no – always use a special shaving cream to protect your skin.