The most common skin irritations commonly arise from shaving too closely and using too much pressure on the face. This is the case with ingrown hairs and razor bumps, where the hair grows into (not out of) the skin. Redness and razor burn are brought on by friction from shaving too long or too hard.
Medically known as ‘pseudofolliculitis barbae’, razor bumps can be an unsightly and irritating effect of shaving but there are ways to reduce the risk of developing them. Read on to find out what you can do to change your routine and learn how to shave without getting razor bumps.