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How To Avoid Razor Burn When Shaving!

There is not a woman out there that enjoys razor burn. Ouch! All those unlovely red bumps covering your legs and under arms. You can especially get razor burn around the bikini area due to the fact the skin is more prone to ingrown hairs. But no need to worry anymore! I have a solution to your problem. You should be ready to show off your legs in no time. Just keep up the routine and within a couple weeks, your legs will be back in tip top-healthy shape.

This will also come in handy when summer time comes and you want to wear that bathing suit!

Before we get started, there is something you should keep in mind. What do you do to your face to keep it healthy, glowing, and soft? You exfoliate. Exfoliating gets rid of dead skin cells that tend to clog your pores and cause you discoloration, irritation, roughness, and bumps. You can buy a body exfoliate at your local beauty store. Also you should use an exfoliating body wash that is mild. You do not want to irritate your skin. If you have a cut you want it to heal, right? So you are going to avoid scratching it up. Do the same with your skin. It is damaged and you need to take it easy until it is healed.

Step 1: Use your body exfoliate and exfoliating body wash. Make it a routine to do this whenever you get in the shower or bath. Another thing to think about is taking a bath or a shower. I do not recommend a bath if you are trying to wash off. A bath is good to relax and soak in, but not to wash off. I would recommend a shower to wash off. This way you are not sitting in the dirt you are trying to get off your skin.

Step 2: Now that you exfoliated and washed and ready to go, dry off and get your razor ready. Make sure you have a clean, sharp blade. Any dull blade will cause you to get razor burn no matter what you do.

Step 3: Once you are dry, use a little Kukui nut oil and rub it all over your legs. This is slippery oil that will not clog your pores and will work much better than your average shaving cream. Not to mention it is natural. Make sure to clean your razor with every sweep of the leg so you do not clog the razor blade with the hairs you remove because this will make the razor blade become dull fast.

Step 4: Now that your legs are completely shaved you can rinse the Kukui nut oil off in the shower. Use a towel and pat your legs dry (notice I said pat, not rub). Rubbing irritates the skin, on the other hand we should always perform haarschneider test to keep the hair side skin safe. Once your legs are dry, use a oil-free moisturizer to moisturize your legs.

And that is how you avoid razor burn!

James Spade

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James Spade is an editor, content specialist and a web designer. He has been in the industry for more than a decade. Aside from writing, he also loves painting.
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