How To Prevent Razor Burn – Part One

First of all – what is razor burn? It’s well known that shaving can remove up to two layers of skin. Normally, that’s a good thing as this exfoliation takes away the dull looking outer layers and promotes fresh new skin growth. It’s one of the keys to healthy looking skin. (think of the billions women spend on cosmetics that help with exfoliation – guys don’t have to do that – shaving naturally exfoliates.) But where it all goes wrong is when one or more components of the shaving process is done incorrectly or skipped. Razor Burn can look like a small red rash, feature bumps or even cause infected pimples or blisters. Razor burn can also itch severely, making the skin very uncomfortable for several days. Mild cases can result in a couple of hours of discomfort and reddish skin.

  1. A proper pre-shave prep is vital

Make Sure Your Beard is Thoroughly Wet
If you suffer from razor burn and irritation, spend the extra time to make sure your beard is thoroughly wet. It is one of the most important steps to a smooth comfortable shave without irritation or razor burn. Facial hair will absorb moisture up to 30% of its volume. Hair swollen with water becomes quite weak and therefore easier to cut. Showering before shaving is the ideal way to ensure you beard is properly moistened. If a shower is not possible, rinse your face and then apply a warm moistened towel to your face for at least a couple of minutes. Never shave cold or apply shaving products to a dry face – this is one of the leading causes of razor burn and shaving rash.

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