How To: Avoid Razor Burn

Razor burn is a skin condition caused by shaving too closely to the skin, incorrectly, or sometimes just by shaving in sensitive areas like your bikini line, especially when people have easily irritated skin.

It can look like a small red rash, bumps, or even cause infected pimples or blisters. Razor burn can also itch severely, making the skin very uncomfortable for several days. More mild cases can result in a couple of hours of discomfort and reddish skin.

It is caused by hair that is pushed back into the follicle, which becomes inflamed and then develops into an ingrown hair. The best way to sort the problem is attack it before it starts.

Try using a shaving gel instead of cream to avoid clogging pores, and always shave in the direction of hair growth, using a clean and sharp razor like the new Venus & Olay razor RRP $15.99 which boasts 2-in-1 benefits, superior hair removal and skincare technologies. Also, try to avoid wearing tight jeans or underwear, which can rub against the skin.

The more you shave the more you increase your chances of razor burn, so try to cut down on the amount of times you shave. When razor burn does occur, apply a product like Kiehl’s Razor Bump Relief RRP $50.00 which is a potent, yet soothing treatment of natural extracts including Ginger Root, Salicylic Acid and Willow Herb formulated to prevent and reduce the appearance of unsightly razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and other skin irritations.

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