Shaving with a razor doesn’t always leave your skin with a soft and smooth look. Shaving can actually be dangerous to your skin if it is not done correctly. You need to make sure that you are taking good care of your skin during and after your shave. If you don’t do this, you will find that you will get very painful and unsightly red bumps on your skin. If you find that you get these bumps often or irritation after you shave, it’s important that you learn about what you can do to ensure that your skin is soft and smooth after your shave.
How to Care for Your Skin After Shaving
During Your Shave: Before you start taking care of your skin after you shave, you want to be sure that you shave correctly. This is just a few tips that will help make the shaving process a little more simple and safe. Use a razor that is sharp as dull razors are very dangerous and a big part of what causes razor bumps. You can very easily chafe and cut up your skin using a dull razor blade. You also want to be sure that you are using a good shaving cream! Many overlook the importance of using a shaving cream. It will help smooth your skin make the razor blade glide on your skin much more easily.
Tip: If you don’t want to use shaving cream, you can easily use conditioner or moisturizer instead. They are just as soft and they can actually be more sensitive on your skin than shaving cream can be. Never use bar soap though! This will dry out your skin and cause the razor to drag and “bump” along the area you are shaving.
After Your Shave:
1. What to Avoid
You should try to avoid using any shaving products that contain peppermint, alcohol and menthol. If you place these types of ingredients on skin that was just recently shaved, it will surely cause red bumps on your skin. This doesn’t just mean after shave, you should also try to avoid using shaving creams that contain these products as well.
2. No washing the Area!
After you are done shaving, you want to do all you can to not use a washcloth or a loofah on that area. The shaving you have done has already started exfoliating your skin and if you do anymore rubbing to it, you can end up causing irritation to the area. You don’t want to irritate this skin and make red bumps appear!
After rubbing that razor all over your skin, you will surely need to moisturize. It’s best to use a natural moisturizer to avoid putting any chemicals on the skin that isn’t needed. Do this very soon after you shower so that your skin is still somewhat damp, this way the moisturizer will absorb into you skin much more quickly.
Treating Red Bumps
If you get red bumps after you shave, it’s important to not irritate them! That is the best thing that you can do. Don’t shave in that area again until the bumps are completely gone and never scratch them. If you shave in that area while the bumps are still there, the bumps are only going to spread and worsen. It is likely that you will also experience a lot of bleeding as well.
The best way to really treat red bumps is to just stop them from spreading by leaving them alone and letting them heal on their own time.