Many people tend to shave their face or parts of the body in order to see their skin softer and smoother. However, this can cause irritation after shaving , so we will see some recommendations to avoid the discomfort that shaving brings.

1. Change the razor

It is a good idea to change your razor or razor after multiple use, especially a disposable one, with the main purpose of minimizing irritation. This is because, if the razor is very worn from use, it will be necessary to exert more pressure on the area to cut the hair, causing more irritation in the area.

2. Toggle the disposable machine and the electric razor

Based on experience and studies conducted by dermatologists, using only a razor or disposable razor causes more irritation than using back-to-back alternating with an electric razor. This is mainly due to the fact that the electric razor is not in direct contact with the skin, making the irritation much less.

3. Shave after taking a bath

It is best to shave any part of the body after the person has showered. This is because the skin is much more hydrated and the hairs are much softer, so they will stay straight, thus facilitating the shaving process. In the case of the face, it would be very convenient to apply a cloth with warm water for about 10 minutes to hydrate the area before shaving.

4. Don’t shave with soap

Shaving with soap can make the skin more dry and irritated. Instead, use special shaving creams that contain aloe vera or aloe vera. If the irritation continues, some natural remedies can be used to ease the irritation.

One of the mechanisms that takes effect is the application of avocado. In this case, it is very important to wash a medium-sized avocado well so that it can be cut in half. The next thing is to extract the pulp and apply it directly on the irritated area. Avocado has been proven to help restore affected skin, as it has special nutrients and vitamins for this purpose.

5. Shave down

Another recommendation to avoid irritation after shaving is to shave downwards, that is, in the direction in which the hair grows. By doing it this way, the blade will not have as much contact with the hair follicle, causing irritation not to occur easily.

6. Do not use lotions that contain a lot of alcohol

Post-shave lotions that contain a lot of alcohol tend to dry out the skin and increase irritation in the area. Instead, the use of witch hazel is recommended, which contains only a little alcohol and, at the same time, makes the skin softer and smoother. In addition, wounds caused by shaving can also be healed using this remedy.

7. Use an epilating cream

For extreme cases of women who are very easily irritated and suffer from these problems after shaving their legs, it is recommended then to use a depilatory cream, whose function is to dissolve the hair. It should be noted that the use of these types of products are usually much less harmful to the hair follicles than if the hairs are dragged or cut with a razor.

8. Medical assistance

In case the irritation becomes very severe and does not heal in a few days, it is important to see a doctor. If symptoms are observed such as; pus, swelling, heat, and pulsation in the area can be a sign of an infection. In the same way, if small pimples appear on a recurring basis after shaving, they should be treated by a specialist to prevent them from getting worse when shaving again.

It is very important to combine these recommendations with some remedies for irritation after shaving. Aloe Vera, Aloe Vera, Avocado, and Calendula flowers have been found to contain healing and moisturizing properties to treat irritation.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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