Your skin is the largest organ of the body and healthy skin is essential to your body’s overall wellbeing. A body care has the potential to: 1) improve your well-being & mental health; 2) produce long term health benefits; and 3) boost skin regeneration.
What is Razor Burn?
Most people have experienced razor burn somewhere on the body. Razor burn can happen after shaving your legs, bikini line, face, underarms, or anywhere else you may be removing hair. Razor burn can happen to anyone and can last a few hours, or even a few days. People with sensitive skin, as well as people not following a skincare, everywhere routine are more susceptible to razor burn.
Signs You Are Experiencing Razor Burn
Stinging sensation on the skin, little red bumps appearing on the skin, or seeing a red rash in certain areas of the skin like your bikini line, legs, armpits, and anywhere else you may be shaving your body hair.
Razor Burn Causes
Razor burn is caused by the interaction between a blade, your skin, and body hair. Not exfoliating before shaving, not using a shaving cream, or using other products such as a soothing oil will cause the skin to become inflamed, itchy, and lose hydration. It's very important to properly prepare your skin, and use a clean razor.
How To Prevent Razor Burn
Stick to a routine. Try exfoliating your skin using a natural sugar scrub 2-3 times a week, and especially before you plan to shave. Ensure you are lathering up with shaving cream, and after you are done shaving, try applying a soothing oil that will help prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs.
Another key factor in preventing razor burn is to change your blade often. After using your blade anywhere between 3-5 times you should replace it. Always remember after each shave to clean your blade. When you are shaving, try not to go over the skin more than once with your blade. For more shaving tips, read our Shaving 101 blog post here.
How To Completely Stop Razor Burn
Ditch the razor and try using an electric trimmer for close grooming. If you are looking to achieve the no body hair look, consider waxing or sugaring.
Whether you’re shaving your legs, underarms, or pubic region, all of these tips apply. But for the purpose of this post, this one is specifically catered to shaving your legs.
Your body, your choice. There is no set timeline you have to follow when it comes to shaving or removing hair anywhere on your body. Everyone’s hair grows differently and at different times. Just because your friends are shaving, it doesn’t mean you need to start as well if you feel like you’re not ready.
Increased growth of pubic hair, leg hair, armpit hair, and facial hair all naturally come with puberty and age. Everyone experiences it whether it’s on a small or large scale. It can seem like a pain inconvenience and shaving isn’t something that you should feel obligated to do, EVER. That said, a lot of people enjoy the feeling of having extra smooth skin without any distraction and they typically achieve this their first time by shaving.
Shaving can be intimidating at first. After all, you’re gliding a razor with sharp blades up and down your body, it’s a scary thought. You can set yourself up for success and ensure you have a positive experience. Follow these steps to ensure you are shaving properly.