razor burn remedies

After wetting your beard with warm water, lathering up with shaving cream, and using your razor of choice for a nice shave, you want your face to be as smooth as a baby’s bottom. But things don’t always work out as planned.

Razor burn is a common occurrence, and you’ll know you have it if, post-shave, you end up with a red rash, tenderness, little red bumps, a burning sensation, and/or itchiness. While razor burn is a temporary problem that will eventually go away on its own, it can be very uncomfortable and most of us need quick razor burn remedies to solve it.

Read on to learn about the causes of razor burn, prevention tips, and razor burn remedies that can help you to nip the problem in the bud should you ever experience razor burn.

Causes of Razor Burn

When it comes to razor burn, it’s important to know what causes it. There are, as it turns out, a number of things that can contribute to your getting razor burn. They include the following:

  • Shaving without using a lubricant such as shaving cream, soap, or water
  • Using an old razor
  • Using a razor that is clogged with something like shaving cream, hair, or soap
  • Shaving the same area excessively
  • Using shaving products that cause skin irritation

It’s also important that you ensure that your razor is always in good shape. This means replacing it as required so that you’re not using a dull or corroded blade against your skin.

razor burn remedies

Razor Burn Prevention

While there are razor burn remedies that work, it’s cost effective and more convenient to try to avoid the problem altogether. So, with that said, here are some things you can do to avoid razor burn:

  • Exfoliate regulatory to get rid of dead skin cells
  • Use lubricant before shaving
  • Don’t pull skin tightly while you’re shaving
  • Shave using light and short strokes
  • Regularly rinse your razor blade as you shave
  • After you’ve finished shaving, use cold water to rinse your skin or put a cold washcloth on the area you’ve shaved in order to close the pores
  • Replace your razor regularly

Razor Burn Remedies

If you have razor burn and want to treat symptoms such as redness, there are quite a few things that you can do. It’s likely that one or a combination of them will give you the relief you want. So, check out these razor burn remedies and find out which ones work best for you.

  1. Use an Over the Counter Product: Use an over-the-counter skin care product that can help prevent skin irritation
  2. Avoid Shaving Irritated Area: If you avoid shaving the affected area, you will give your skin the time it needs to heal and by so doing lessen the odds of encountering more infection, inflammation, or irritation.
  3. Cool Compress: Using a wet, cool compress for as long as 20 minutes can help to bring some relief from razor burn and its symptoms.

As you can see, there are a number of razor burn remedies that you can try in the event that you end up experiencing this problem. Try some of them out the next time you get razor burn, and determine which ones work best for you.

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.