What is a razor burn? ● What are razor bumps? ● How to get rid of razor burn? ● How to get rid of razor bumps? ● Preventing shaving rash ● How to get rid of shaving rash? ● How to get smooth legs without bumps?
When it comes to female hair removal, shaving is a very popular method among women of all ages. It can be a simple, quick and affordable solution, however despite this, every now and again, some people experience what’s known as shaving rashes and shaving bumps.
What are shaving rashes and shaving bumps, and who gets them?
Shaving rashes, also known as razor burns, can be identified as skin that turns slightly redder and in some cases a little itchy after shaving. Razor bumps range from one or a group of small bumps on the skin’s surface after shaving. They can tend to be either skin color or slightly redder than skin colour. Shaving rashes and bumps do not affect everyone, and the likelihood of this happening depends on many things including: your skin type, your daily routine, your shaving method and your razor.
Want to minimize the chances of getting rashes and bumps?
Although rashes and bumps occur for many reasons, some of which cannot be controlled, for instance your skin type, there are steps you can take to help minimize the chances of skin irritation in the future.
Tip 1 – Never dry shave
If you tend to shave your skin when it’s dry, this could be the root of your problem. It’s important to hydrate your skin and hairs before your shave. So, make sure you shave during a warm bath or shower for at least 2-3 minutes before starting. You can also further hydrate your skin with a shave prep such as Gillette Satin Sensitive Skin Care, which can also help deal with irritation by creating a layer of protection around your skin, and better yet, its dye and fragrance free!
Tip 2 – 3 Blades and up
There’s a lot of differences between a 2 bladed and 5 bladed razor, and if you are concerned with irritation, you are better off using a 3 or 5 bladed razor such as Venus Embrace Sensitive or Venus Swirl. The 5 blades on these razors are spaced closer together for better glide and comfort on the skin. More blades also help you shave in fewer strokes, which can help in preventing irritation as you do not have to pass over the same spot many times.
Tip 3 – Don’t go dull
Overtime razors wear out and become dull. A dull blade can be less effective than a sharp one as it might end up pulling on the hairs rather than cutting them.This is why it’s important to change the blades when you feel like they might be getting dull.
Tip 4 – Try Epilating
If you still find that shaving is causing rashes and bumps despite these top tips, why not try epilating? An epilator is a device that uses rotating tweezers to remove hair from the root, and it can give a smooth skin for up to 4 weeks.
We recommend the Braun Silk Epil 9 as it comes with many attachments and can be used in or out of the shower.