8 Tips for Dealing With Razor Burn
One of my least favorite parts about being a woman is shaving. We have to shave our legs, shave our pits, and keep things under control down under. With razor to skin so often, just about every woman will deal with bumps and irritation at some point in time. And, you know, this is not just a woman’s issue, but it seems like we have worse luck with shaving than men! I wish I could tell you how to get rid of razor burn for good, but I can’t! I can tell you some tips and tricks I’ve used to help prevent and treat it.
Tips for Dealing With Razor Burn
- Use a high quality razor and replace often. A dull edge will irritate and cut your skin.
- Take your time and be careful. (When I hurry, that’s when I cut myself and get razor burn)
- Shave at the end of your shower or bath so your pores are opened up from the steam and so the area is clean.
- Avoid dry shaving at all costs! Even plain water to wet your leg and razor is better than nothing.
- Go over the area only once if possible. The more times you shave over the same area, the more likely it will get irritated, causing bumps and even ingrown hairs.
- Apply cold water to your skin afterwards to reduce swelling and redness.
- Pat yourself dry – don’t rub.
- Apply aloe vera to the affected area or apply lotion 20 minutes or so afterwards so the pores close up.
What tips do you have?
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