5 tips for preventing razor bumps after shaving

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If you remove hair regularly, anywhere or anyhow, you’ve probably experienced shaving bumps. These appear as the odd pimple or pop up as a whole rash of little red bumps. Not only do they get in the way of beautifully smooth skin, they can also be irritating and painful.

 

The best way to prevent razor bumps in the long term is to know the right preparation, tools and methods for a skin-friendly shave. Read on for our top five tips to avoid shaving bumps and look forward to smooth, spotless skin!

What causes shaving bumps?
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During shaving, the blade of your razor can chafe on your skin and lead to inflammation in the hair roots, thus creating shaving pimples. Despite the name, other hair removal methods can cause shaving pimples – for example, when hair roots are only partially removed during waxing. 

 

All skin types can suffer from shaving bumps. Dry and sensitive skin is especially vulnerable, because the skin’s natural protective barrier is weaker. For oily or combination skin on the other hand, excess sebum can clog pores which also leads to inflammation. So, if no one is immune, what’s the best way to get rid of razor bumps?

How to get rid of razor bumps


Shaving pimples and ingrown hair bumps will usually disappear on their own, and as with other skin blemishes, picking at them or giving them too much attention will only make them worse. You can soothe painful shaving spots with a calming aloe vera lotion or by applying a warm compress to ingrown hair bumps to encourage the hair to work its way out faster. But ultimately, the best way to get rid of razor bumps is to leave them alone to recover.
 

Instead of wondering how to get rid of razor bumps, the best approach is to know how to prevent shaving bumps in the first place. Read on for some top tips to avoid shaving bumps and enjoy smooth, calm skin from now on.

The best approach is to know how to prevent shaving bumps in the first place
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Instead of wondering how to get rid of razor bumps, the best approach is to know how to prevent shaving bumps in the first place. Read on for some top tips to avoid shaving bumps and enjoy smooth, calm skin from now on.

How to prevent razor bumps: five tips for a skin-friendly shave


Follow this step-by-step guide to preparation, tools, shaving and aftercare to get clear skin after every shave!

1. Prepare your skin with some TLC (Tender Loving Care)


The first step is to gently clean the area. Lightly exfoliating before shaving to remove dead skin cells helps to avoid irritation and ingrown hair bumps. Plus, shaving regularly to keep the hairs short will minimise friction during each shave.
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2. Pick the perfect razor


With an electric shaver you can shave in a quick, effective and skin-friendly way. The SatinShave Essential Wet & Dry electric shaver is especially gentle to your skin, created with hypoallergenic foil to prevent irritation and rashes. The small shaving head also helps it move effortlessly around your contours, making it a perfect choice anywhere on your body. 
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What you need

SatinShave Essential

Wet and Dry electric shaver

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    SatinShave Essential Wet and Dry electric shaver

    HP6306/00

    Safe and easy shaving

    With this all-round shaver you can shave your whole body quickly, easily and safely. The secret is the small shaving head that cuts quickly while protecting your skin. A soft and smooth feeling after every use! See all benefits

    MRP: Rs.1,745.00

    Safe and easy shaving

    With this all-round shaver you can shave your whole body quickly, easily and safely. The secret is the small shaving head that cuts quickly while protecting your skin. A soft and smooth feeling after every use! See all benefits

Safe and easy shaving

With this all-round shaver you can shave your whole body quickly, easily and safely. The secret is the small shaving head that cuts quickly while protecting your skin. A soft and smooth feeling after every use! See all benefits

MRP: Rs.1,745.00

Safe and easy shaving

With this all-round shaver you can shave your whole body quickly, easily and safely. The secret is the small shaving head that cuts quickly while protecting your skin. A soft and smooth feeling after every use! See all benefits

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3. Protect your skin’s natural barrier against shaving spots


Though you can use the SatinShave Essential in the shower, a dry shave could be a better option if you are prone to shaving spots as when your skin is wet, its protective outer layer is more vulnerable. If you prefer to shave in the shower, a specialist shaving lotion will provide extra protection for the outer layer of your skin. The Wet & Dry shaver’s anti-slip grip helps to prevent nicks and mistakes for extra protection in the shower or bath. 

4. Know the best shaving method to prevent razor bumps


The key to knowing how to prevent razor bumps? Shaving with a smooth gliding action. The more easily the shaver can move over your skin, the less friction, nicks and chafing there will be – giving you fewer shaving spots. Keep your skin taut while you shave, especially in sensitive areas, to help the shaver move smoothly. Make sure that the shaver is in full contact with your skin, then move the shaver slowly against the hair growth.
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5. Don’t forget the aftercare


Afterwards, give your skin a rinse with lukewarm water to remove loose hair. A cool rinse also helps to soothe the skin. Gently pat your skin dry and apply a mild body lotion that moisturises your skin and keeps it supple. Then, rinse your shaver under running water to remove hair and debris.

And there you have it! Lovely smooth and healthy skin, without the shaving bumps.

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