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How to Prevent Razor Burn, According to Dermatologists–and How to Treat It If You Get It

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As painful as it may be the fact is that razor burns are usually temporary and disappears by itself. However, you can avoid it from occurring by following these best practices recommended by experts:

Do not shave dry.

Everyone has their personal ways of doing things however, dry shaving isn’t likely to be able to get the green glow by anyone dermatologist. Make sure you apply shave cream or soap as recommended by Dr. Klein. If your skin is especially sensitive or is prone to folliculitis or razor burn (a very common facial condition that causes hair follicles are damaged) Dr. Klein suggests applying CLn’s SportWash ($45, amazon.com) and lathering it thoroughly prior to shaving. “This formula is antimicrobial, but not overly drying,” she says.

Additionally, it may be a good idea to give waterless razors a turn. “Even if they have some sort of ingredient that is released while shaving, you will usually get some discomfort after you have shaved,” dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, who has a private practice within Manhattan she has also taught dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine for more than 25 years, says to health.

Always make sure to use a fresh, clean razor blade

Dull blades can be filled with dead skin cells Dr. Klein explains. “They also tug on the hair, which can cause more irritation and inflammation,” she says.

It’s as simple as replacing your razors regularly. In that regard Dr. Jaliman suggests making use of a razor that has multiple blades. This will reduce the amount of times you’ll need to apply the razor to your skin, and also reduces the likelihood of irritation.

A razor that is clogged with soap, hair, or shaving cream could result in razor burn so make a routine of washing your blade frequently after shaving.

Re-evaluate your shaving method

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