How To Reduce Skin Irritation When Shaving

Posted by Robert Marshall on

Shaving is a pretty traumatic event for your skin.  You're ripping out hair and old skin and that causes irritation. I've known many men who have had issues with irritation after shaving which can be anything from redness to razor bumps. Much of this irritation stems from your shaving routine. It can as simple as changing your razors more frequently or using a nourishing after shave balm. Here are some things to try to reduce skin irritation: 

1. Make sure you're replacing your razor every 10 days or after 3-4 shaves. 
2. Shave every 2-3 days. This will cut down on how much irritation your face has to endure while shaving. It also gives your skin time to heal before the next shave. 
3 Use a pre-shave oil rich in castor oil and olive oil. Using pre-shave oil will soften your face, add glide to your razor, and also lift the hair so it can be easily shaved. 
4. Use a natural shave soap or cream that is rich in oils, ones that includes lanolin, glyercin, and use bentonite or kaolin clay are your best bet. 
6. Shave with the grain (the natural way your hair grows). 
5. Use an aftershave balm that has witch hazel, glyercin, vitamin E, and soothing essential oils such as: Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Cedarwood.  

These are basic ideas to get you started. Skin is different for each person so there isn't a one size fits all approach. Try one or any combination and see what works for you. If you have any questions don't hesitate to hit us up.

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