Soothe that razor burn

By Cody Frank

Summer is almost here, Flygyal. I bet you’re excited and can’t wait to wear your new summer clothes. You put away your winter clothes and surprise it’s time to show some skin. It’s that time that we start shaving, waxing or removing hair to show off our skin. Unfortunately, with hair removal, razor burn can happen. It’s that red or pink rash that appears on skin after shaving. It can be with or without bumps. I’m going to share some tips that will help decrease and ease that razor burn. This will help you to dance away in your skin.

To prevent razor burn shave in the same direction as your hair grows. When shaving your legs move downward from your thighs to your feet. Rinse the blades between uses and after 5 times with a blade throw it away. Make sure your razor is always clean. Be cautious not to press hard or use a dull razor when shaving because this can cause skin irritation. Use a thick shaving cream for sensitive skin and hydrate your skin with lotion after shaving. Between shaving periods, exfoliate your skin to remove the dead skin cells.

If you’re already feeling the razor burn start by rinsing it with cool water. Then you can rinse it with a mild astringent such as witch hazel. Hydrocortisone should be applied to the rash if it is a severe case or worsens. Follow the instructions on this over-the-counter drug and use it only once a week. Never be afraid to talk to your doctor as well. Hopefully this tips will help you be razor burn free.

Thank you to Women’s Health Magazine and Everyday Health for the information.

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