How does a person avoid razor burn?


Quick Answer

To avoid razor burn, treat skin both before and after shaving properly with a sharp razor. The razor should also be frequently rinsed to clean hair out of blades.

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Shaving on dry skin or using the wrong soap when shaving can irritate shaved skin. Pressing too hard or using a dull razor can also aggravate skin.

Step 1: Prep skin

Apply a thick layer of shaving cream mixed with a bit of water and let it soak in for at least 3 minutes.

Step 2: Shave

Shave, following the direction of hair growth. Shaving against the grain in an attempt to get a closer shave will cause skin irritation.

Step 3: Moisturize

Apply unscented lotion with hypoallergenic properties to the freshly shaved skin.

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