Shaving Rash & Razor Burn Treatment

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    Shaving Rash & Razor Burn Treatment - Australia

    Soothe the burn and eradicate shaving rash with a cooling post-shave treatment which targets inflammation and irritation.

    What causes shaving rash and razor burn?

    Shaving rash and razor burn are typically caused by improper shaving techniques, using dull or dirty razors, and shaving too quickly or too frequently. Certain sensitive skin types are more susceptible to to shaving rash and/or razor burn.

    How can I prevent shaving rash and razor burn?

    To prevent shaving rash and razor burn:

    • Always use a sharp, clean razor blade.

    • Prepare your skin with warm water and a gentle cleanser to soften the hair and open pores.

    • Use a quality shaving lubricant to reduce friction - consider different ingredients including hypoallergenic and and non-scented options, as well as pre-shave.

    • Shave in the direction of hair growth to minimise irritation.

    • Avoid pressing too hard with the razor.

    • Rinse your skin with cold water after shaving to close pores and reduce inflammation.

    • Moisturise your skin with a soothing aftershave balm or lotion to hydrate and calm the skin.

    What are the best treatments for shaving rash and razor burn?

    Effective treatments for shaving rash and razor burn include:

    • Applying aloe vera based products for its cooling and healing properties.

    • Using products containing witch hazel, which has natural astringent properties that can help reduce swelling and discomfort.

    • Keeping the skin moisturised with a gentle lotion to prevent dryness and promote healing.

    How long does it take for a shaving rash and razor burn to heal?

    Shaving rash and razor burn usually heal within a few days with proper care and treatment. 

    Can shaving rash and razor burn lead to more serious skin issues?

    While shaving rash and razor burn are generally minor irritations, if not properly treated, they can lead to more serious issues such as folliculitis (inflamed hair follicles). Proper hygiene, using clean and sharp razors, and treating the skin promptly can prevent these complications.

    Is it better to shave with an electric razor or a manual razor to avoid a shaving rash?

    Both electric and manual razors can cause shaving rash and razor burn if not used correctly. However, some people with sensitive skin find electric razors to be gentler. Experiment with both to see which works best for your skin type, and always follow proper shaving techniques to minimise irritation.

    Should I avoid shaving if I have a shaving rash or razor burn?

    It's advisable to avoid shaving over areas with active rash or burn to allow the skin to heal. If you must shave, use a very gentle approach, ensure the razor is clean and sharp, and apply plenty of shaving cream or gel to minimise irritation.