How to Avoid Razor Burn

How to Avoid Razor Burn

Shaving is one of the cheapest and fastest ways to remove hair, but it has a few downsides. After you shave, your hair grows back quickly, and you may end up with razor burn. 

The term “razor burn” refers to the irritation that occurs as a consequence of shaving with a razor blade. Another consequence of shaving is the development of ingrown hairs, which curl into the skin and cause inflammation and bumps. 

Our specialists at Laser Bar and Spa understand the challenges of removing hair. For this blog, we asked them to explain how you can reduce your risk for razor burn and treat the condition after it develops.

Preventing razor burn 

You may develop irritation due to the razor scratching your skin during the shaving process. To avoid this, apply oils or aloe vera to create a barrier between your skin and the blade. 

Blades that are sharp and clean are also less likely to cause razor burn. You don’t have to shave the same area twice if your blade is sharp enough to remove all the hair on the first go.

After you finish shaving, avoid wearing tight fabrics, because they can irritate the recently shaved areas. 

Treating razor burn 

Even if you take all of the recommended precautions, you can still get razor burn. If you do, there are several ways you can soothe your skin.

Use a cold compress or opt for cooling gels, particularly those containing menthol. Tea tree oil may also help prevent potential bacterial infections.

If you develop razor burn on skin that recently experienced sunburn, try dabbing some yogurt on it to both relieve the inflammation and cool down your skin. 

Don’t worry about razor burn again

To stay smooth, most people need to shave every day or every other day. Plus, the results of shaving are rarely flawless, thanks to the bumps and irritation. 

By offering laser hair removal treatments, our specialists at Laser Bar and Spa can take away the worry and inconvenience of having to shave daily. 

With laser hair removal, you feel flawless all the time. Results from laser treatments may last up to a year, after which you may need some light touch-ups. Many of our clients lose most of their hair after just a few sessions of laser hair removal. 

You can get laser hair removal on your face, back, chest, arms, legs, and pubic area. 

Forget about razor burn, irritation, and sharp blades. Contact us to schedule an appointment and find out if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal. We’re located in New York City in Midtown Manhattan’s Herald Square.

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