For many guys there is just no escaping it. No matter what you do you just always get razor burn. Choosing proper high-performance shaving products is an essential step in making sure you deliver the proper pre-shave preparation and post-shave antiseptics to keep infection and razor burn at bay. Follow these steps and experience more comfort with each shave.
1. Shave After You Shower
You are going to be removing the top layer of skin, so doesn't it make sense for your face to be clean? Showering first will guarantee that most of the gunk and grime from the day is removed from the pores which would lead to future infection. It will also help open the pores to loosen ingrown hairs helping to lessen tug-and-pull.
2. Start Your Shave with a Pre-Shave
This is the most important step of preventing razor burn and razor bumps. Razor burn is caused by an infection to the hair follicles. A pre-shave will clean the face and clear the way for the razor blade for a smooth shave with less tug-and-pull by standing and softening the hairs for a smooth shave. It will also clear away dead skin which can clog the razor and lead to nicks and cuts which are exposed to infection. Failure to properly use a pre-shave can also result in ingrown hairs which leads to infection. It will help free existing ingrown hairs to help prevent and heal existing infection.
3. Treat Nicks and Cuts Immediately with Aftershave
Razor burn is infection of the hair follicles, so should you experience any nicks or cuts while shaving, make sure to immediately treat with an antimicrobial or disinfectant. Attention here will help keep the cut from infection and further razor burn. Follow-up with our Aftershave to take advantage of our Seaweed Extract, which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and will help to curb infection and will also deliver essential nutrients to help heal the skin and restore it to health. Our Aftershave also has Alpine-Willowherb Extract which is an essential natural antiseptic and will further help keep your complexion clear from infection and razor burn.
4. Let Your Beard Grow
If you really struggle with curbing razor burn, your best option may just be to let your facial hair grow out and the skin heal. As the hair begins to grow back after shaving, men with thick hair can be exposed to Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, which is where the hair curls under the skin as an ingrown as opposed to out of the follicle. This can cause extreme irritation and can lead to scarring if left untreated. When this happens, it usually results in an extrafollicular hair, which can be treated by gently breaking the hair out from under the skin. Do this by use of a light exfoliator like our Pre-Shave to help the hair break through. For tougher hairs use a tweezer but be careful as to not completely pull the hair from the follicle.