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Razor Burn

Razor burn can affect a man’s skin in many different ways, from a couple hours of mild discomfort to a rash to blisters to acne.

Interesting, your shaving technique may not be the problem (as long as you’re shaving in, and not against, the direction of hair growth). Instead, make sure that you:

  • Wash your face with warm water before you shave.
  • Always use new, properly sharpened blades (or clean blades with an electric shaver)
  • Use shave gel, cream, or even hair conditioner.
  • Shave in short, deliberate strokes.

If you do suffer from post-shave irritation, apply an aloe-based cortisone cream or an aftershave lotion with vitamin E to help soothe the skin.

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