Welcome to part one of our three part How To series! If you have an idea for another How To blog post, drop us a line by leaving a comment here or messaging us on Facebook!
Have you ever wondered how to soothe shaving irritation? For most dry, sensitive skin, shaving irritation is a big deal. Razor burn, shaving bumps, stinging, redness, and inflammation are realities for many people who are just after a clean, close shave!
If you have dry or sensitive skin, you’re at a higher risk of shaving irritation; however, any skin type can suffer from shaving side effects if they don’t take proper precautions. As with anything, the best way to soothe shaving irritation is to prevent it, so let’s start there!
When it comes to preventing shaving irritation, you’ll want to make sure of a few things. First, that you have a very sharp, clean razor. Many companies recommend using disposable razors only once (hence the name), though others say that razors can be safely used 2-3 times. Be sure to follow your brand’s instructions to help avoid shaving irritation.
Next, choose a shaving cream, lotion or gel that compliments your skin type. It should be free of clogging ingredients that can dull your razor, as well as harsh ingredients that can irritate skin and worsen shaving irritation. Alcohols, chemical fragrances, and any known allergens should be avoided.
Finally, shave in the direction of hair growth. As long as your razor is sharp and your skin clean and free of clogging shaving creams, this should provide you with a close, smooth shave. If you must shave against hair growth, do so carefully and slowly, being sure that your razor isn’t snagging or getting stuck on stubborn hair.
After following these steps, shaving irritation should be reduced or avoided altogether! However, if you find that you’re still experiencing razor burn or other forms of irritation, the best form of shaving treatment is our Moisture Mist.
Simply spray Moisture Mist onto any area of the skin affected by shaving irritation. The unique 360 degree design means it can be sprayed at any angle, making shave irritation treatment easy! MLE and hyaluronic acid work together to instantly calm skin with lasting hydration while the advanced properties of MLE work to restore the skin’s natural lipid barrier. Palmitoyl pentapeptide-4 promises anti-aging skin care actions that help restore a youthful, radiant glow.
Use Moisture Mist on the face or body after shaving, or as needed to restore moisture throughout the day! It’s a great on-the-go product, and can easily be used to after sun care, to set makeup, or even in lieu of a traditional body lotion.