How To Prevent Razor Burn
Razor burn, redness, and skin irritation are extremely common for men after shaving. The variety of grooming products available can leave you stumped and unsure of where to turn for relief.
However, when looking for items to help you with fighting razor burn, keep in mind that they are divided into two categories: products to stop razor burns in its tracks, and products for treating razor burn. Here are our best recommendations for preventing razor burns.
Preventing Razor Burns
Deeply Cleanse Skin
Put simply, you want to find a cleanser that effectively removes dirt and oil from your face, creating a smooth surface for shaving, without causing dryness to your skin. Look for non-comedogenic cleansers that are gentle and won't block your pores.
Apestomen Volcanic Clay Foam Cleanser
Bulldog Original Face Wash
Lumin Charcoal Face Wash Daily Detox
Exfoliate Before Shaving
Dead skin cells can clog your hair follicles and trap your hair under the skin, which often hinder a smooth shave and results in ingrowns and razor burns.To ensure optimal hair removal and promote healthy hair growth after shaving, it is important to exfoliate the skin to remove dead cells. Look for gentle exfoliating products that are not too harsh on the skin.
Lumin Charcoal Scrub Deep Detox
The Debonair Facial Cleansing and Toning Device
Bulldog Sensitive Face Scrub
Use the Right Shaving Cream
Using a high-quality shaving cream can really make a difference in delivering a smooth shave that’s free of razor burn. The trick is to apply shaving cream on the skin and allow it to sit for a minute or two to further soften the hair before shaving. This combination of softened skin and hair reduces the friction between your skin and the razor, ultimately minimising irritation.
Proraso Green Shaving Cream in a Tube - Menthol & Eucalyptus
Taylor of Old Bond Street Tobacco Leaf Shaving Cream Bowl
Derby Moisturising Shaving Cream - Original
Shave with a Sharp Blade
If your razor is dull, you’ll need more passes, which increases the risk of irritation, razor burn, and ingrown hairs. If you frequently experience hair tugging or shaving nicks, it is a clear sign that you should replace the blades.
50 Blades of Derby Extra Platinum Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
50 Blades of ASTRA Superior Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
10 Blades of Feather Japan Hi-Stainless Double Edge Razor Blades
Follow up with Aftershave
Aftershaves play a crucial role in caring for the skin post-shave. They should contain numbing agents as well as antiseptics to prevent the infection of cuts. If you are prone to razor burn, try using an aftershave balm, which is typically more moisturising and soothing.
Proraso Green Liquid Lotion Aftershave - Menthol & Eucalyptus
Proraso White Aftershave Balm (Alcohol Free) - For Sensitive Skin (Green Tea & Oat)
Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave Lotion
Shave when your hair is soft. To prevent bumps, it is recommended to shave after taking a shower or applying a warm, damp washcloth to the desired shaving area. This helps to loosen the hairs and make them swell, reducing the chances of them curling into the skin.
Use proper technique. Shave in the direction of the hair growth. Use short light strokes. Keep a consistent pressure as you go. Then, rinse with cool water and pat dry.