Do you often suffer from razor bumps on your face and neck after shaving and you do not know why or how to avoid it?
Don’t have to worry because it is an easy process or rather a routine you need to follow in order to prevent any future razor bumps.
The precautions and tips listed down below may help you to minimize the skin damage you suffer from due to shaving.
All that you need to do is:
Try or stick to these tips every time you shave, However, don’t forget to read the previous article that talks about How to get rid of razor bumps and their causes as well as more of beneficial information that can help you a lot with your razor bumps issue.
How to prevent razor bumps
We made a list of 7 most valuable advice that can help men and women who suffer from razor bumps and want some tips to prevent it next time they’ll shave.
We shared videos as well to make the article more understandable and clear for you.
So the 7 pieces of advice are:
Using warm water
If you want a smooth shaving:
You should take a shower.
Wash your face, or any part you want to shave using warm water.
You need to loosen your skin via opening up your clogged pores that can contribute in making the razor movement on your skin rough of difficult.
In this way, you will not suffer from having scratches and cuts.
Avoid using hot water as it will burn your skin as well as will make the shaving experience uncomfortable.
You want to loosen your skin not open it and allow the razor to potentially cut it if you make a simple mistake during shaving (1).
Exfoliate the skin
Exfoliating your skin prior shaving helps you to get rid of the dead skin layers.
It also softens your skin for a better and easy shaving.
This option allows your imperfections such as ingrown hair to come out, thus avoid any shaving irritation, cuts or even bleeding sometimes.
You do not have to exfoliate separately you can do it while in the shower or prior washing your face using scrubbing creams or electric brush or even a loaf.
Applying shaving creams
you need to spread shaving cream on the area you want to shave evenly and gently.
The proper you spread your shaving cream the lesser mistakes, irritations you will have.
Softer skin makes your razor blade run smoothly over your skin without getting caught up in the hair.
Use a cream which is soft and gentle on your skin that way your skin will not be left with any imperfections or roughness.
Choosing the appropriate cream helps to eliminate the majority of shaving problems such as redness, stinginess, cuts, and irritation(2)
Use of proper razor/ blade
You must replace your razor after using it once on thick hair, and twice on your face. A used razor can highly carry germs, which can harm and damage your skin.
Clean up your razor with alcohol if you want to use it again, do it besides rinsing it off the excess hair.
You should do it every time you run it over your skin in.
If a certain razor makes your skin stings, irritates easily or itchy you may want to consider replacing it with another suitable brand that will suits your skin better.
The shaving direction
If you want to avoid razor bumps, you should shave in the direction of the hair growth.
Make sure that you do not overshave the area. It means do not run your razor over the same area more than once.
This way your skin does not get irritated, red or cut by the pressure you put on your razor.
Most people want to get rid of every single hair and they over shave.
So they shave in the opposite of the hair growth in order to have more neat shave but this manner should be avoided in order to avoid cuts and razor bumps.
Rinsing to avoid razor bumps
After you finish shaving your need to use cold water for rinsing that way you close your pores and pat your skin with a soft towel.
Make sure your skin cells are close after shaving prevents any inflammation afterward.
Do not wash the area with warm water as it may get irritated with overheat and starts to get red and damaged.
you should include moisturizing in your daily skincare routine. Same with shaving after you shave you must moisturize in order to protect and nourish your skin.
You may use any type of moisturizer that your skin is not allergic toward it.
There are natural ones such as Aloe Vera, or a daily moisturizing cream that prevent any skin irritation.
If you have a severe sensitive skin you might want to consult your doctor for a suitable moisturizer.
You may also use an aftershave before applying moisturizer but it is optional if you use just one of them.
This video is intended for all women who suffer from razor bumps and they don’t know what to do to avoid it.
in other words, you have read what we wrote above and watched the video then follow all tips shared to ensure that you will prevent razor bumps after shaving.
The second video we shared contains some tips for men, who want to prevent razor bumps after shaving also talks about Ingrown hairs and how to prevent it.
You should not neglect your skin if you won’t to develop any type of irritation, inflammation, imperfection or a rash.
Create a suitable skin care routine that best suits your skin type. Taking care of your skin is always better than treating it after you damage it.
Razor bumps are no exception to this rule if you prevent them using the appropriate routine prior, during and after shaving.
But of course, if you have any serious symptoms or a sensitive skin contact your dermatologist for a consultation.