What is Razor Burn?
Razor burn occurs because your skin is irritated which makes your skin look pink, red or dark and become inflamed after the shaving process. Common causes are Commercial soap and shaving cream aggravating your skin. My handmade shaving cream Crisp Black Canyon is thick and rich with coconut oil and olive oil in it. Coconut oil soothes skin and heals rashes. Olive oil moisturizes, softens, soothes and heals skin irritation.
What Causes Razor Burn?
- Not using a product to help the razor glide over the skin’s surface.
- A dull razor.
- Pressing too hard.
What Can You Do To Prevent Razor Burn?
Using a sharp razor and pressing it gently across your skin can help you prevent razor burn. In addition, follow these steps while shaving:
- Use a thick shaving cream made for sensitive skin. Wet the skin and then let the cream soak in for three minutes or so for best results.
- Shave in the same direction as your hair grows. For facial hair, the hair generally grows downward toward the neck.
- Rinse the blades between strokes to allow for more even cutting.
What Can You Do To Get Rid Of Razor Burn?
If you already have razor burn, try these steps to treat the rash and irritation:
- Don’t use rubbing alcohol or an alcohol based men’s aftershave. These products can actually make the condition worse.
If the rash is severe, you can try my handmade Crisp Black Canyon shaving cream, soap lotion and aftershave products they are alcohol free. They help to heal the skin, reprogram skin cell structure to a normalize condition, make skin softer which make ingrown hairs (razor bumps) that sometimes come with razor burn grown out to surface of skin.
Here's a chart to help you with shaving: