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Most men have experienced an irritated skin after shaving. But you don´t have to go through that anymore. Here we tell you what to do.
The burning or stinging that you have after shaving can be caused by many factors. Perhaps the most common is having sensitive skin, but it is not the only one. One other reason for irritated skin after shaving may be due to dry shaving. This practice is very common for some men that are in a hurry or in a place where there is no water or they do not have the appropriate instruments to perform an optimal shave.
When you shave dry, the irritation usually manifests itself within minutes of shaving. In addition, it is one of the worst irritations caused by shaving. The area turns red and appears as a kind of rash. If you have no choice but to shave dry, you should know that you can prevent irritation caused by this type of shaving. To do this, what you should do is always use shaving cream. Shaving creams contain lubricants that protect the skin and also help the razor to glide much easier on the skin.
In case you don't know, shaving foam hydrates the hair, and when it is hydrated what it does is that it softens and allows the razor to slide without so much difficulty so that shaving is much less aggressive.
Another cause of skin irritation after shaving is that too much pressure has been put on the area. Keep in mind that facial skin is sensitive, so you will have to be careful when shaving to avoid irritation. Make sure the strokes are light and the razor takes care of everything but gently, you don't want your face to look like a poem after shaving.
How to prevent irritation
There are a few tricks you should know about.
- Change the razor blades every so often. Do it when you start to notice some discomfort. Remember that you can and should change the sheets frequently to avoid possible irritations on the face.
- Make the right passes over the skin. Once you have removed the shaving cream, try not to make too many repetitive passes through the same area. If you run the razor too much over the same area of the face, it is more likely that it will be irritated.
- If you know that your skin is a bit sensitive, try not to press the razor too hard on the skin when shaving, as this also contributes to irritating the area. Light strokes prevent burning after shaving and the appearance of redness on the face.
- Finally, don't forget to always hydrate your skin after shaving. Finishing the shaving process with a moisturizing gel or lotion is highly recommended to avoid subsequent irritations.