You know that red rash all too well. Just when you thought you were in the clear, your nemesis known as razor burn pops up two to four days after the shave, as the beard begins to grow back. Its causes are almost too numerous to name: super-sensitive skin, blunt blades, dry shaving, shaving too fast, applying too much pressure on the razor, and going against the grain. So, how do you avoid becoming a victim of shaving enemy No. 1? For starters, keep the skin moist throughout the shaving process. That means prepping with a shave oil, using a gel-based cream for the actual shaving itself and finishing up with a soothing moisturizer. Then, make sure your blade is sharp and lay off from pressing so hard. A good razor doesn’t require the extra pressure.
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