Razor burn is one of the most common problems men suffer from. However, avoiding razor burn or rash isn’t just about the products you use, but it’s also about the technique. To make sure you end up with a smooth, comfortable shave you want to make sure you’re showering before you shave. We know we’ve said it before, but soaking your facial hair in warm water is essential. It won’t just give you a super clean face (by opening up the pores to get a deep clean) but it will also- and most importantly – soften your facial hair, prepping it for the shave. This will make it easier for your razor to cut each hair, giving a closer and more comfortable shave.
Make sure to couple this with a good quality shave gel (to protect your skin) and a fresh blade – a sharp razor is a must! The sharper the blade, the fewer times you need to pass it over your face to get a smooth finish and that means less skin irritation – after all, this is razor sharp metal we’re talking about here.
Your last step to a razor burn-free shave should be to rinse and apply a soothing post shave balm to replenish your skin’s natural moisture – dryness and discomfort are closely linked.