How to prevent skin irritation and shaving rash

Don’t panic! By applying simple tips in your daily routine, you can help reduce the risk of having razor burn from shaving.

Tip 1: Invest in the right shaver and use the right technique

Selecting the right shaver and using it correctly play a significant role in preventing in-grown hairs, razor bumps and reducing irritation. Some electric shavers draw heat towards the shaver head, causing inflammation and irritation on your skin.

Whatever your skin needs, Braun gives you the ultimate shaving experience with a performance you can rely on. Choose Braun Series 9 for superior technology and performance in a class of its own – a shaver that removes hair so efficiently, your skin stays almost irritation-free.

Tip 2: How to prepare your face for the shave

Using foam or gel is proven to significantly soften the skin and consequently to make it less prone to irritation while shaving. However, if you prefer dry shaving without foam, we recommend shaving before you wash your face as the skin tends to be slightly swollen after washing. With or without a foam or gel, remember that you should maintain pressure, but you don’t need to push too hard as it might increase the probability of irritation.

Tip 3: The worst thing to do is to ignore your skin immediately after the shave

The post shave is equally important, maybe even more important than the pre and actual shave itself. If you think that you still have some in-grown hairs, you can physically lift the in-grown hair out with a pair of tweezers, but just be careful not to pull it out completely. It will make the hair regrow deeper. Use cold water or a cold towel over your face to cool the skin and close the pores. You can also use some spray toner to bring your pH level of your skin back to normal since sink water may put your pH out of whack. And of course, a proper aftershave is a great way to end a shave.