If manual shavers are causing you some serious razor burn, it’s definitely time to switch to an electric shaver. We’ve got some helpful tips to put that nasty razor burn from shaving behind you.
1. Exfoliation to prevent razor burn
This is where the grooming starts. Exfoliating your face is important to remove the dead skin on the top layer. It also brings ingrown hairs that may be causing you little lumps and bumps, to the surface. The best thing is to use an exfoliating facial scrub in the shower before shaving to prepare the skin and to prevent razor burn.
2. Soften the skin up
Whether you’re partial to shaving cream, lotions, powders, etc., be sure to soften the hair for a better shave. You can also try a wet shave with Philips Norelco AquaTouch, where the steam and water combo is prime for a comfortable shave without razor burn.
3. Shaving technique and razor burn
With a manual razor, you’re scraping against the skin, removing a thin layer each time and this can lead to cuts and agitation, causing the razor burn. Using the electric shaver in a circular motion puts slight pressure on the skin, causing the hairs to stick up for an easier and pain-free experience.
After your shave, rinse your skin with warm water and pat it dry (don’t rub). Then apply a moisturizer or aftershave balm, just avoid anything alcohol-based as it may cause irritation.
So, if razor burn is getting you down make the move to electric shavers and save your skin.