Shaving Rash

Proper shaving techniques can help prevent that irritating shaving rash. Some shaving tips for skin rash prevention are provided.

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Firstly, when shaving an area, moisten the skin with warm water to the point where the skin is nice and supple. Use a suitable shaving cream and shaving gel, particularly one that moisturizes well. Use a sharp razor and shave lightly over the skin. Avoid shaving over the same area several times. A dull razor will require more force on the skin to shave properly and this can irritate the skin and cause a shave rash. A dull razor also means repetitive shaving strokes over the same skin area. This causes skin irritation and a shave rash.

It is generally recommended to shave with the direction of hair growth. Shaving against the direction of hair growth or against the grain can lead to an extra close shave but also the formation of ingrown hairs that can cause a type of skin rash. A razor bumps rash is common when shaving a sensitive skin area especially when shaving this area against the direction of hair growth.

Soothe a Shaving Rash

After shaving, soothe the skin. Use a suitable skin conditioning aftershave. Avoid cheap type aftershaves with a lot of scent and that contain alcohol. Alcohol is an irritant and can cause a skin rash.

Some people are sensitive to the various products used in the shaving process such as creams, gels, aftershaves, and even razor types. For these individuals, experimentation with different combinations of products is the key to preventing an irritating rash from shaving.

Also, for those who cannot find an adequate shaving method for preventing a shave rash, an alternative method of hair removal should be researched.

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