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Shaving Rash - What Is It and How To Treat It

What is a Shaving Rash?

Shaving rash is more of a problem with men who have curly hair (especially black men) and is similar to 'razor bumps', the symptoms are unsightly red or darkened, painful ‘bumps' which can lead to ‘scarring' in severe cases.

How do you Prevent Shaving Rash?

To prevent shaving rash, do not over stretch the skin as you shave. Hairs are most likely to grow inwards if you pull on the skin whilst shaving. The hairs pop out of the follicle when you pull the skin and after the pass with the razor blade the tip of the hair retracts into the follicle and curls into the follicle as it begins to grow. This causes shaving rash, ingrown hair and razor bumps.

The problems caused by shaving are often because of poor technique and the use of inferior, cheap products. It is worth spending more time and money to help ensure that you keep free from these problems and that you actually enjoy your shave.

Browse our website to see the wide range of skin care items we have available for you to begin a new adventure in shaving.

What Relief is Available?

To achieve relief from these problems first check that the skin appears to be free from infection – angry red areas or spots are symptoms – if present, treat with Aloeclear to sooth and cool the skin.

Stop shaving for a few days then cut the beard with scissors quite close to the skin. As the hair regrows, it should grow slightly straighter and not back into the skin. But remember when you continue to shave NOT to pull the skin too tight or shave against the grain of the beard for at least two weeks.

If you can see ingrowing hairs, try to tease the tips of the hairs out of the skin with tweezers. Soak a flannel in hot water and apply it to your skin for a few minutes. This should soften the hairs to enable you to pull the hair out of the ‘bump'. Cut the loose end with a pair of scissors. For ingrowing hairs under the surface of the skin apply Aloeclear twice daily.

Aloeclear is a roll-on liquid formulated to aid in the relief of ingrown hairs, razor burn/bumps resulting from shaving, waxing, electrolysis and laser hair removal.

If you wish to discuss your problems call us on 0141 880 3040 or email: info@executive-shaving.co.uk 

 

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