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According to How Stuff Works, razor blades need to be changed when the blade starts pulling the hair or if there is rust on the blade. Typically, a razor should be replaced when it no longer glides over the skin or if it does not properly remove hair.
To eliminate razor bumps on your face, wash your face with a cleanser that contains salicylic acid and exfoliate the skin. Apply hydrocortisone cream to reduce redness and swelling, and use a pair of sharp tweezers to remove ingrown hairs embedded in the bumps.
Razor burn, which is also known as "razor rash," is a skin irritation that occurs after using a razor. It is generally red or pink in appearance and can cause significant discomfort. Washing the irritated area and using a mild astringent can help alleviate razor burn.
Soothe razor burn with crushed ice cubes, a paste of aspirin and water, an aftershave balm or witch hazel treatment. Those suffering from razor burn must wait a few days before shaving again, to avoid further irritating the skin as it heals.
There are many different razor brands, including electric razors such as Phillips, Remington and Braun, and manual disposable and refillable razors like Bic, Gillette and Venus. The number one ranked razor is Gillette, according to Ranker's list.
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 ofÂ blades.
Consumer Search lists the Braun Series 7-760cc and the Philips Norelco Shaver 8100 as some of the best reviewed razors in 2014. Amazon lists the Braun Series 3-340 as one of the best selling electric razors.
As of 2014, the top electric razors include the Braun Series 7 790cc Shaver, Philips Norelco 1280X/42 SensoTouch 3D and Panasonic ES-LV61-A Arc 5 Multiflex Pivoting Head, according to Shaver List. Rounding out the top five are the Panasonic ES8243A Men’s 4-Blade and Panasonic ES-LA93-K Nanotech 4-Bl
To shave with a safety razor, wash your face with warm clean water, then lather your beard with shaving cream. Glide the safety razor along your beard in the direction that the hair is growing without applying pressure against the razor. Rinse your face, then moisturize.