One glide of a razor and you’re sorted! That’s why shaving is the go-to hair removal method for so many of us. But you can’t deny that sometimes, its aftermath is too much to handle. From razor bumps, burns to cuts and pimples, shaving can leave us with a host of skin problems to deal with if not done right. For now, let’s focus on the most common post-shave situation—pimples after shaving. Here’s everything you need to know about it:
Causes Of Pimples After Shaving
Pimples after shaving happen because of multiple factors. For starters, shaving against the hair growth and dry shaving are two of the most common reasons behind it. This is because both these factors lead to increased friction between the skin and the blade, making it susceptible to pimples and acne afterwards. Another factor that can contribute to it is using a dirty razor. Doing so can lead to infections and pimples on the skin post hair removal.
Step-By-Step Shaving Routine To Prevent Pimples After Shaving
Did you know that all your shaving problems will be over if you simply do it correctly? So here’s a five-step guide to get it right and keep pimples after shaving at bay:
Step 1: Wash The Area
Start by cleansing your face with a mild soap and water. In case you’re shaving your legs or arms, take a warm shower first. This step helps in unclogging and loosening the pores of your skin, making it easier to remove the hair.
Step 2: Lubricate
Dry shaving increases friction between the razor blades and the skin, making it prone to cuts, irritation, and pimples after shaving. Use a shaving cream or a mild cleanser to lubricate the skin before you grab that razor.
Step 3: Use The Razor Correctly
Grab a fresh razor with sharp blades that glides through the skin smoothly. Simply hold your skin taut, tilt the razor at a 45-degree angle, and stroke it gently one patch at a time. Pro tip: Shave in the direction of the hair growth to prevent ingrown hair and pimples after shaving.
Step 4: Soothe The Freshly-Shaved Skin
Shaving removes the dead skin cell barrier along with the hair, making it more sensitive and prone to irritation and pimples after shaving. So apply a soothing gel like aloe-vera or a toner to soothe and calm down your freshly-shaven skin.
Step 5: Nourish Your Skin
Leaving your freshly-shaved skin dry is one of the biggest blunders. Give it some much-needed dose of hydration by applying a nourishing moisturiser to keep irritation and pimples at bay.
Home Remedies To Deal With Pimples After Shaving
This shaving routine is highly likely to keep pimples after shaving at bay. However, if you still get them, here are five effective home remedies to the rescue:
Applying ice on irritated skin can calm it down and help diffuse pimples after shaving. It can also decrease pain, redness and swelling due to these pimples. Wrap the ice cubes in a clean cotton cloth and apply it on the affected area. Alternatively, you can also use a washcloth dipped in ice-cold water for some relief.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera has antibacterial, soothing, moisturising, and anti-inflammatory properties. It curbs itchiness, inflammation, and redness caused by pimples after shaving. All you’ve got to do is—remove the gel from inside the plant leaves and apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes and rinse it with warm water. Repeat this a few times a day.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil also possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. It helps soothe redness and inflammation due to pimples after shaving. You can mix a few drops of it in warm water, soak a washcloth in it, and apply it on the affected area for 30 minutes for instant relief.
Cash in on the cooling power of toothpaste to relieve redness and irritation due to pimples after shaving. Simply apply it on the pimples, let it dry, and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Green Tea Bags
Instead of throwing used green tea bags away, refrigerate them and apply the cold bag on the affected area. Rich in antioxidants, green tea soothes inflammation and speeds up the healing process.
Sirona Recommends Best Products To Prevent Pimples After Shaving
Sirona Blink & Glow Facial Razor
This single-blade razor makes facial hair removal at home easy-breezy and safe. Its sharp, stainless steel blade glides through the sensitive areas of the face smoothly. Additionally, its ergonomic, anti-slip handle design keeps cuts and pimples 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 works well for the tricky, smaller areas above the lips, eyebrows, side burns, and chin.
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, nourishes it simultaneously, and keeps pimples at bay. You can clean the razor thoroughly, pat it dry and store it after each use and continue doing so three-four times.
Sirona Aloe Boost Twin Blade Disposable Razor
This disposable razor is super-safe for body hair removal. You can discard it after each use to keep any skin infections and pimples at bay. It comes with stainless steel blades for a close shave and an aloe vera strip for that extra-smooth finish.
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 keeps pimples after shaving at bay.
With these products by your side and these home remedies in mind, you won’t have to worry about getting pimples, we promise!
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