Men who shave their face regularly are likely to have experienced razor irritation or razor burn at some point. This is a kind of rash caused by shaving, generally characterized by small red bumps or blotches around the affected area, which may itch, sting, or burn slightly. This can also occur when shaving other parts of the body.
Some men shave as often as every day or every other day, and this is just one reason why it’s important for men to take care of their skin. So, let’s look at some of the ways you can prevent and treat razor burn.
Preventing razor burn
Men who have sensitive skin may be more likely to experience razor burn, but it is often due to improper shaving practices. Maybe you were in a rush before work and just decided to quickly shave with a splash of water. We all feel like cutting corners from time to time, but this can lead to uncomfortable irritation.
When shaving, you should first wash your face and then use warm water and a shaving cream or gel. The warm water helps to open up the pores and soften the hairs. Make sure you clean your razor head and replace it as needed because razors that are worn, blunt, rusted, or dirty are more likely to cause irritation. You should shave with the grain, in the same direction that the hair grows, in order to reduce your risk of razor burn. You should also moisturize your skin after shaving to keep the skin soft and healthy.
Relieving razor burn
If you’re experiencing razor burn, then you should look for skincare products that will soothe the skin. You don’t want to end up like the Home Alone kid applying stinging aftershave to your irritated skin. Ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile could provide this soothing effect. Moisturizing the skin can help it heal faster, and anti-inflammatory skincare products can help to reduce the redness and any swelling.
As well as home remedies for razor burn, a professional facial treatment will help to relieve and soothe your symptoms while also improving the health and appearance of your skin, both in the short term and the long term. Facials will cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin to leave it feeling great, and the treatment itself feels nice and relaxing, too.