How To Prevent Razor Burn – Part Two

After our first article about how to prevent razor burn, here we bring you the part two with some more useful tips and tricks that might be useful for you.

  1. Use a Quality Shaving Cream

Look for shaving creams that have a high concentration of lubricants and moisturizers. The best shaving creams create a rich creamy lather and do not foam up like the cheaper drug store brands. The less “foaming” in the shave cream the better, as it is what is in contact with the skin and beard that matters – all else is wasted. You want as much lubrication as possible between your skin and the razor. And, it has to have great “slip” so that the razor will glide smoothly and effortlessly across your skin. The best shave creams also lock the moisture into the whiskers, keeping them soft and upright, primed for the cut. Less resistance, less irritation, less scraping and fewer nicks. The ideal scenario is to leave the shaving cream on your face for at least a minute before you begin cutting, so that the beard is as soft and wet as possible.

  1. Make sure the Razor Blade is sharp and consider a different razor

Always use a good quality sharp razor blade. . A dull razor blade is more traumatic to the skin and is one of the contributing factors to razor burn and shaving rash. While it might seem counter intuitive, think of it like this: Have you ever cut a tomato with a dull knife? Instead of a clean cut, you end up tearing and mangling it. Now if the tomato were your face, a dull blade creates a lot of resistance and drag, pulling and tearing whiskers instead cutting them cleanly.

Depending on the toughness of your beard, change the blade somewhere between every three and every ten shaves. Regardless of the number of shaves, if the blade becomes dull, ditch it.


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