Shaving rash and razor burn can, well, burn. But, what is a girl to do? These shaving tips will help you learn how to lessen the chances of razor burn and how to get rid of it when it happens.
Know Your Skin
Razor burn and bumps can happen to almost anyone, but people with sensitive skin are more prone to them. If you have sensitive skin (or think you might), it’s important to use a sensitive skin razor and a shave gel or cream that works for you. It’s also a good idea to use a razor with three or more blades. The more blades there are, the lower the chance of irritation, nicks and cuts. For sensitive skin, we recommend Venus® Embrace Sensitive. It provides a closer shave and has been dermatologist-tested for sensitive skin. The more you know your skin, the better able you’ll be to treat razor burn when it happens. Using a hot compress or hydrocortisone cream can often do the trick. However, it’s better to prevent razor burn than cure it.
Don’t Skip Moisturizing
In a rush? Did you run out of shave gel? Sometimes we forget to (or don’t think we have time to) hydrate before shaving, but dry shaving can lead to razor burn on your legs, under your arms and around your bikini area. You can help prevent irritation simply by using a shaving cream for women. Venus Satin Care with a Touch of Olay Violet Swirl shave gel is a great way to keep your skin moist. It also helps promote soft skin and smooth legs for a great shave!
Replace Dull Razor Blades
Using a dull razor can contribute to skin irritation and also lead to an uneven or ineffective shave. There isn’t a hard and fast rule for how often you should replace your blades, but you should replace them at the first sign of dullness or wear. For most women, that’s after about five to 10 shaves.
Skin irritation can be caused simply because you are not shaving properly. Applying too much pressure on your razor or shaving too quickly can affect your results. Venus razors are designed with women in mind, and each feature meets the special needs of a woman’s body. With a special handle for a relaxed grip and a pivoting and rounded head for easy maneuvering, shaving with Venus can help you get a better shave and avoid razor bumps.
Razor burn can be prevented if you know what to do. Follow these shaving tips, and you can say goodbye to bikini bumps and underarm irritation and hello to touchably smooth skin year-round! For more on avoiding razor burn, check out the video below.