Razor burns on your face can result in an unpleasant experience and an even bigger inconvenience as you search for ways to reduce the appearance of redness and irritation that go hand-in-hand with razor burn. The following are some suggestions you can use to put your best face forward and eliminate razor burn for good!

Preventing Razor Burns on Your Face

Razor burn is a skin irritation that occurs immediately after the face has been shaven.  It often comes with an itching, burning, or tingling sensation followed up by bumps or a red rash on the affected area of skin. Razor burn can occur for a number of different reasons but the most obvious reasons are associated with bad shaving habits. The following are a few simple steps you can take to eliminate razor burns on your face forever:

1.       Properly Moisturize the Skin Prior to Shaving

One of the top contributors to razor burn is dry shaving. It is important to properly hydrate the skin and the hairs prior to shaving your face. Hard soaps that do not have the necessary moisturizing properties should be avoided. Ideally, you should moisturize your skin daily and then shave with warm water. And don’t forget a silicone-based shave gel, which helps the razor glide along the skin.

2.    Gentle Shaving Strokes

Sometimes you may be in a hurry and you may rush through the shaving process. In your haste, you may even press down too hard on your skin or pass the razor too many times when you don’t receive the results you were expecting on the first few strokes. These habits can easily cause razor burn.

To prevent the likelihood of razor burn, take your time while shaving and use light, gentle strokes to prevent irritation. Remember, this razor is scraping against the outer layer of your skin and too much pressure can result in not only razor burn but unintentional cuts as well.

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3.       Replace Old Razors.  

Razor burn can also be caused by old, dull razor blades. Shaving with a dull razor means you will shave the skin a little harder, which can lead to irritation. It is very important to replace dull razors often for the best results. A new blade can help capture the maximum amount of hairs per stroke and it will also be more gentle on your skin.

If you have been shaving all your life, you may have just accepted razor burn on your face as inevitable. The good news is that you do not have to live with razor burn forever. With the right approaches to shaving and facial care, razor burn can quickly become a problem of the past. Follow these simple steps to prevent razor burns on your face and enjoy the comfort of clean, freshly shaven skin without the irritation.

Written by Dr. Steven Rosen
Many great inventions and discoveries in the world were unintentional or just plain accidents. The story you are about to read concerning a breakthrough in the cosmetics field relates another great accidental discovery. In 1985, in an office in South Florida, Dr. Steven Rosen, a dentist at that time was working on a patient. The patient was a private investigator. Medication was given to the patient to alleviate the pain associated with his treatment. Two days later, the patient noticed a dramatic improvement not only in the pain level, but in his skin as well. His face, which was full of razor bumps, had cleared up! The man couldn't wait to tell the dentist what had happened. He called the dentist on the phone. He asked the dentist what he was doing to him. The dentist was worried and asked what he was talking about. He told the dentist that something the dentist was doing was clearing up his razor bumps. He told the dentist that since he started shaving 15 years earlier, he had tried everything available for razor bumps and nothing had worked until now. The investigator began to tell the dentist how important this discovery was. He mentioned that the dozens of products already on the market did not come close to producing the dramatic results he had achieved. He also said that this was a big problem in the military where a clean shave was required or you would have to get a shaving clearance from the dermatologist. Lawsuits had been filed in industry by workers who were fired because they were unable to get a clean shave for example where gas mask use was required Police must have clean shaves and so on. The dentist realized the importance of this discovery and determined which ingredient in the medication was improving the skin. Realizing that the ingredient could not be taken internally for long periods of time, the two men experimented with the formula in an attempt to apply it directly to the skin. It worked. It then took nine long years work to create a workable product and learn how to reach the market. . The dentist had a great discovery. Other uses for the formula arose in the same "chance" way that the formula was discovered. Women who bought the product for their husbands or boyfriends started trying it on ingrown hair problem they had from shaving, waxing, and having electrolysis on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Not only did they report to the dentist that the ingrown hair problems had cleared, but that the formula worked as an excellent underarm deodorant. And the rest is history……… Thank you for letting us tell our story. We hope you enjoyed it.