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.
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.