Achieving a smooth shave without razor burns and bumps is absolutely possible with the right approach. By focusing on good hygiene, using appropriate products, and minimizing friction, you can enjoy a comfortable shaving experience. Follow the steps below to ensure a smooth shave while minimizing skin irritations:
First and foremost, let's clarify the causes of razor burns and bumps.
Razor burns or razor rashes can cause itchiness, tenderness and redness. It happens when the razor causes damage to the top layer of the skin, allowing bacteria to form red bumps and inflamed skin.
Ingrown hair or bumps happens when the hair grows back into the skin and causes a pimple-like bump.
Step 1: Exfoliate
Exfoliation helps prevent ingrown hairs by removing dead skin from the surface. Exfoliate the day before you shave and 2-3 times a week in-between hair removal.
Product: Gel-To-Milk Scrub Coconut
Step 2: Shaving technique
Make sure your skin has been soaked with warm water for a few minutes before shaving. Then apply a generous amount of shaving oil and shave carefully with the hair using a sharp razor. Shave with as few strokes as possible. Finish off with cold water to close the pores and apply Cleansing + Moisturising Oil Sea Buckthorn + Fragonia. Pat dry gently with a clean towel.
Product: Shaving Oil, Cleansing + Moisturising Oil Sea Buckthorn + Fragonia
Step 3: Moisturize!
It’s crucial to moisturize directly after shaving to lock in moisture, soothe the skin and protect the skin from further irritation and bacteria. Keep moisturizing the skin morning and night.
Product: Cleansing + Moisturising Oil Sea Buckthorn + Fragonia and/or The Illuminator
Step 4: The razor
Make sure to sanitize your razor after every shave. Store the blades in a clean, dry place so they don't pick up bacteria sitting around in the shower. Always use a sharp razor.
Step 5: Avoid excessive friction
Throughout the day, try to avoid activities or clothing that can cause excessive friction on the freshly shaved area. Tight clothing, rough fabrics, or excessive sweating can irritate the skin and lead to irritations and red dots.