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Shaving is one of those dull routine activities that we do which we give no importance to. But this is wrong. If you want to avoid or prevent irritation after shaving then it is necessary that you follow a pre and post shaving routine!! Here are some facts and tips to avoid getting shaving rashes so that you can flaunt your hair free perfectly shaven face or skin to your loved ones.

What causes these irritations?

  • Improper pre-shaving preparation.
  • Using the wrong kind of shaving cream.
  • Usage of dull worn out razors.
  • Shaving the wrong way.
  • Improper after shave treatment for your skin.

How to calm these irritations?

  • A Cold Press: You could apply an ice bag or ice cubes covered in a piece of cloth over the affected regions. This immediately soothes the skin’s irritation while also helping in reducing the inflammation in those areas.
  • Cider Vinegar: Applying it to the affected areas help reduce inflammation as it acts as an anti-inflammatory . The acetic acid also helps prevent infections too.
  • Aspirin: This is a wonder drug. In our scenario it acts as an anti-inflammatory drug and prevents or reduces the redness and inflammation in the region.
  • Aloe Vera: It is an all in one medicinal plant which when applied cools the region and thereby reduces inflammation and soothes the skin. It also has moisturizing properties which help increase the skin healing rate.

Shaving the right way to prevent irritation:

  • Pre-Shave Prep: Wash your face with warm water and do so for a few minutes. This helps open up your pores as well as softens your hair and also lifts the hair from the skin. It is even better if you take a warm steamy shower before you shave.
  • Exfoliate: Always exfoliate, both before and after shaving. It helps clean away all the dead skin while also keeping the hair to be shaven damp.
  • Shaving Cream/Lubricant: This is a necessity to a proper clean irritation free shave. By lubricating your skin you are keeping the skin ready so that the razor can just slide by and not drag.
  • Shaving Direction: Always shave in the direction of your hair growth and not opposite. People who want a closer shave do shave in the opposite direction but they do so at the risk of inducing irritation.
  • Short Strokes: Short light strokes are the best. Avoid long strokes as they tend to have decreased shaving efficiency and therefore we tend to increase the shaving pressure which again can cause irritation.
  • Cool and Pat Dry: After a nice shave, cool and pat dry the face. Just as warm water opens the pores. Cold water helps shut those pores and also gives a calm soothing feel.
  • Use Right Razor: Never a blunt one. Always use a good new razor which is sharp. If reusable take great care of it.

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