How to get rid of shaving rash on legs?
Shaving rash anywhere can be painful and annoying but shaving rash on legs is particularly annoying. Especially when it shows up as bright red bumps. That’s why our razor has been designed to fight against irritated skin! The best way to avoid irritation is to stop it happening in the first place.
3 quick tips to wave bye bye to razor bumps for good.
Your razor. Use a single-blade razor. More blades equals more friction and that increases the chances of irritated skin and razor burn.
Your blade. Make sure you're using a sharp blade. A dull blade will increase the chances of razor bumps and rash. They need changed roughly every 4 - 7 shaves to ensure smooth hair removal.
Preparation. A warm bath. A hot shower. This is essential before shaving your legs to prepare the skin. The heat from the water will soften your hair and make it stand up ready to be shaved.
How a single-blade razor can help fight shaving rash.
Razor bumps on legs are not only painful, they can also be unsightly. They can occur when the hair is cut beneath the surface of the skin, causing it to grow back into your skin and form an ingrown hair.
If you're tired of getting razor bumps, you should consider using a single-blade razor. The reason why is simple: A single blade razor cuts directly at the surface of the skin. This means that you won't have to apply much pressure to get a close shave.
A multi-blade razor, on the other hand, causes irritation because it requires you to push down while shaving. This often means that you will cut beneath the surface of your skin, which leads to ingrown hairs and razor bumps. When you shave with a multi-blade razor, you're actually pulling and tugging at the hair follicle. This can irritate your skin and cause ingrown hairs.
So why should you choose a single blade razor to combat shaving rash? Because there's less friction created between the blade and skin, which means less razor burn on your legs!
What else can I do to stop razor burn?
Preparation is key.
It’s important to take care of your skin. Shaving is one of the most common beauty routines men and women have, but it can also be one of the most uncomfortable. When you shave, you want to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. That's why it's important to prepare beforehand.
Hot water softens the hairs, making them easier to remove. Hair also absorbs water, so a hot shower or bath will make the hair on your legs stand up straighter and therefore give you a closer shave. You'll also find that your skin is softer after a warm shower or bath, so your razor will glide over your legs without being dragged down by dry skin.
Always use a sharp blade.
With the cost of blades going through the roof, it’s tempting to use the same razor blade for longer than we should but using a dull razor blade is a leading cause of razor bumps.
So what happens when you use a dull razor blade? Well, a blunt blade tugging and nicking at your hair follicles will cause the surrounding area to inflame as well as increasing the likelihood of cutting yourself. This causes razor burn. With a dull razor blade, you'll need to go over and over the same area. You're also more likely to apply too much pressure which increases the chances you'll cut under the skins surface.
So to avoid irritation when shaving your legs, always use a sharp blade.
Use good quality, natural skin care products.
When you're ready to go, there are a few things you can do to make the process more comfortable.
One of the best ways to avoid red, irritated legs is to make sure that you're using the right products. When you're looking for the best products to use for shaving, there are a few key things to keep in mind.
First, always opt for natural ingredients. We've found that natural formulations do a much better job hydrating the skin.
Second, avoid many of the cheap shaving products that contain chemicals that dry out the skin. These include alcohol, propylene glycol, and other harsh chemicals that can cause irritation and redness. If you are prone to razor burn or razor bumps, you may want to avoid these products altogether.
Proper Shaving Technique Is Key
Exfoliate before shaving your legs.
Exfoliating can be a great way to get the smoothest shave possible. Exfoliating helps remove excess oils, dirt and dead skin cells that can clog pores. If you don't exfoliate, there's a chance your razor won't glide as smoothly as it could. When you shave without exfoliating first, you may find that your razor is more likely to pull at your hair follicles and cause razor burn.
Exfoliation also helps clear pores allowing your shaving cream to absorb better into your skin. This means that when you use a rich moisturizing cream instead of just using water, it will penetrate deeper —leaving it soft and hydrated after every shave.
Apply a shaving cream at least 30 seconds before shaving.
Before shaving, apply your cream for at least 30 seconds. The cream will absorb into your skin, moisturising it and helping to protect it from shaving rash. The longer you leave the cream on, the more time it will have to do its job. Moisturised skin is better protected from shaving rash.
Shaving cream also helps soften the hair on your legs or underarms so that it can be cut more easily—making for a smoother, more comfortable shave!
Use no pressure when shaving.
Your razor blade should cut at the surface of the skin. When it cuts beneath the skin’s surface, it can lead to ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
This is a very common issue with multi-blade razors and one of the reasons we designed our razor to use a single blade. If you have sensitive skin, most dermatologists will advise using a single-blade razor. With our plastic free razor, you apply absolutely no pressure at all. There's no need. Our razor is weighted to ensure it applies the correct amount of pressure every time. Your job is simply to glide over the areas you need shaved.
Shave your legs in the direction hair grows.
Shaving against the grain can be tempting, especially when shaving your legs. But shaving with the grain is actually better for your skin in a lot of ways.
When you go with the grain, your razor will run along the direction of hair growth. This reduces pressure on your skin, causing less pulling and tugging of hair follicles. If you are prone to shaving rash, this is a great tip for you!
Razor Rash No More
Overall, the best way to treat razor bumps on your legs is to find a product or combination of products that work for you.
Nobody wants to deal with shaving rash. The itching, redness and rash are enough to make even the most patient person lose their mind. But don't fret. You can end the razor burn once and for all.
Armed with this knowledge, you should be able to reduce your incidence of razor burn dramatically. If nothing else, hopefully you've learned something that you didn't know before and now have a few new tips in your arsenal.