Prevent razor burn - 7 tips on how to avoid razor burn

Preventing razor burn before it occurs helps you avoid razor burn symptoms such as itchiness and redness of the skin. If that does happen, apply any of the home remedies for razor burn. The following articles offers seven tips that can help with this problem.

Razor Burn - Seven Tips On How To Prevent It

Razor burn is caused by hair that is pushed back into the follicle. It can become inflamed and then develop into an ingrown hair.

Use these seven suggestions to minimize the risk of razor burn:

razor burn #1 Use a clean, sharp razor each time

#2 Always shave in the direction of the hair growth

#3 Shave after your shower

#4 For some using a shaving oil or gel rather than a cream helps avoid clogging the pores (For others a cream works better -experimentation may be needed)

#5 Avoid passing the razor over the same area numerous times

#6 If razor burn appears, apply an aloe-vera based cortisone cream twice a day to soothe the skin and reduce redness.

#7 Use Ingrown Hair Treatment to treat or prevent ingrown hairs when shaving and eliminate razor burn.

Additional shaving tips:

Avoid shaving when first getting up after sleep as body fluids make the skin puffy making it more difficult to shave the hair. After 20 or 30 minutes the skin becomes more taut so the hair shaft is more exposed making it easier.

Don't stay in the bath too long before shaving. The skin will shrivel after eight minutes or so making it difficult to get a smooth, close shave.

The more repeat strokes over an area of skin the greater risk of irritation. To remove stray hairs which are not removed after one or two passes with the razor, use a pop-up trimmer.

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