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: #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.