How To Prevent Razor Burn
let's be honest, razor burn sucks and can be embarrassing. The good news is that if you do a couple of things differently in your daily routine, you can completely prevent it. We wrote an entire guide on preventing razor burn but here are the best tips we have found to avoid razor burn in the first place.
Wash Your Face
Preventing razor burn starts with good hygiene by washing your face regularly. When you have a build-up of dead skin cells on your face, it can cause razor blades to get dull, and the dead skin cells get clogged in the pores of your skin, which can cause razor burn. So wash your face each time before you shave.
You can finish off with a natural moisturizer made for your skin type. Moisturizing your face right after you shave will reduce that post-shave irritation.
Apply a Warm Towel To Your Face
Another great way to reduce razor burn before shaving is using a warm towel. When you place a warn towel on your skin for about a minute before shaving, the mild heat will open up your skin pores and allow the hair to stand up more straight. This will ensure the perfect shave and is the same reason you see professional barbers applying towels to their customers' faces before a professional shave.
Use a Trimmer
If you experience a lot of razor burn, using a trimmer instead of a razor blade is a fantastic option. Trimmer technology has come a long way in recent years, and there are even trimming blades like the Zero-Blade, which will get you a skin-close trim without shaving. Trimmers are also quicker and easier to use than razor blades.
Even if you don't want to get rid of your razor blades completely, a good trimmer can be a great addition to your shaving routine when trimming curved areas that you might not want to use a razor blade for. The Brio Bearscape paired with the Zero-Blade is the perfect close-to-the-skin trim combo.
Use a Safety Razor
If you don't want to give up your razors, then using an old-school double-edged safety razor is a great way to reduce razor burn. Modern cartridge blades often feature too many blades that irritate your skin. Cheaper cartridge razors are also usually duller than a safety razor.
Apply An Aftershave Or Moisturizer
A lot of people forget this step after they shave, and it could be the reason for irritation or razor burn. After you shave or trim, you want to apply a specific aftershave balm or a natural moisturizer made for your skin type. When you shave or trim, natural oils are removed from the skin, and you want to add that back.
Moisturizing also improves the general texture and health of your skin, reducing the risk of razor burn.