Got no time to visit the salon? Shave. Can’t deal with hot wax and pain? Shave. An impromptu date with bae? Shave. Want to get rid of dead skin and peach fuzz? Shave. Shaving is pretty much the answer to all your hair-removal woes. It is convenient, quick, easy, and the best part—it’s pain-free. However, if not done right, it can lead to bumps, pimples, and the worst of them all—shaving cuts. Let’s tackle the most painful consequence of careless shaving first. Here’s everything you need to know about preventing and dealing with razor cuts and nicks:
What Are Shaving Cuts?
As the name suggests, shaving cuts are the wounds that you may end up getting while removing your hair with a sharp razor. Even though it’s a common shaving prob, these open wounds can get infected and thus, should not be taken lightly.
Why Do Shaving Cuts Bleed So Much?
In most cases, shaving cuts aren’t dangerous and can be treated easily. However, sometimes you may experience heavy bleeding if the cut is too deep or if you get a cut on a sensitive area of the body. That’s because your face has more blood capillaries on the surface, making your skin prone to heavy bleeding. Your legs and arms, on the other hand, has thicker skin and fewer capillaries. So the blood clots quickly. One usually doesn’t experience heavy bleeding in case of shaving cuts on these areas.
Shaving Cuts: Prevention
If you’ve ever shaved, chances are that you’ve got a few nicks and cuts on your skin at least once. If you’re wondering how the otherwise painless hair removal method turns into a painful one, scroll down for the answer. Here are three most common shaving mistakes that can lead to cuts.
Dry skin leads to increased friction between the blade and the skin, making it more prone to razor cuts and nicks. So always use a shaving cream or a mild soap before shaving to allow the razor to glide smoothly on your skin.
Shaving on acne-prone or uneven skin can be a risky affair as the razor may lead to cuts while moving through the bumps. It is best to exfoliate before shaving to allow the razor to move smoothly without causing cuts.
It is important to select the right razor for hair removal from different parts of the body. Facial and bikini shaving calls for a single-blade razor that can reach the smaller, trickier parts easily. You can opt for a multi-blade razor to shave your arms, legs, and armpits. This can keep shaving cuts at bay. Additionally, using a blunt/old razor can also make you more prone to cuts as you tend to use multiple strokes to get rid of the hair. The idea is to minimise the number of strokes to lessen friction and the chances of a razor cut.
Home Remedies To Heal Shaving Cuts
Shaving cuts can happen to anyone. But they can be healed easily at home. Here are five home remedies to the rescue:
Applying ice or cold water on a shaving cut can help stop the bleeding almost instantly. Doing so constricts blood vessels, helps the blood clot faster, and stops bleeding. The best way to apply ice is to wrap a few ice cubes in a clean, dry cloth and place them on the wound rather than applying the ice directly.
Applying vaseline or a lip balm that contains wax can also help stop bleeding by adding a physical protection layer on the wound. It also speeds up healing, helps seal the cut, and protects it from infections.
You can use a cool green tea bag to stop the bleeding, soothe the irritated area, and cash in on the powerful antioxidants present in it for a speedy recovery.
Dissolve a tablet of aspirin in a glass of water and use a cotton ball or Q-tip to apply the solution to the cut. This will help soothe the pain and will help heal the cuts faster.
Apply the gel from vitamin E capsule on your wound. Vitamin E is loaded with powerful antioxidants. It also moisturises and soothes the wound.
Sirona Recommends Best Products To Prevent Shaving Cuts
Sirona Aloe Boost Twin Blade Disposable Razor
This disposable razor is perfect for facial hair removal. You can discard it after each use to keep any skin infections at bay. It comes with stainless steel blades for a close shave and an aloe vera strip for that extra-smooth finish.
Sirona Aloe Boost 4 Blade Reusable Razor
This reusable Razor has four sharp stainless steel blades that give you a close shave effortlessly. Its moisturising aloe vera strip helps it glide smoothly on the skin and nourishes it simultaneously. You can clean the razor thoroughly, pat it dry and store it after each use and continue doing so three-four times.
Sirona Blink & Glow Facial Razor
This single-blade razor makes facial hair removal at home an easy-breezy process. Its sharp, stainless steel blade glides through the sensitive areas of the face smoothly. Additionally, its ergonomic, anti-slip handle design keeps cuts and bumps at bay. All you need to do is to hold your skin taut, tilt the razor at a 45-degree angle, and stroke it gently. It’s superb for the tricky, smaller area above the lips, eyebrows, side burns, and chin.
Sirona Electric Facial Razor
Sirona’s Electric Facial Razor is a portable, battery-operated device that’s convenient to use on the face. The pen-sized tool has a built-in light and an ergonomic tool to help you remove facial hair without pain, redness, cuts, or bumps. You can count on it to remove your facial hair any time, anywhere.
Sirona Post Wax & Shave Gel
Sirona’s Post Wax & Shave Gel is the perfect product to soothe the sensitive genital skin post hair removal. Packed with the goodness of aloe-vera, the gel calms down redness and irritation, nourishes the skin, and helps heal any nicks or cuts.
Sirona Talc-Free Hair Removal Cream For Dry & Sensitive Skin
Packed with natural ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin E, and shea butter, this hair removal cream can be used on the sensitive skin safely. Its ingredients help nourish your skin while the cream does a brilliant job at removing the hair.
Folks, shaving is the best hair removal method and if you keep these points in mind, you won’t have to deal with a painful shaving cut ever.
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