What I have to know about shaving issues. Part 2

Shaving Rash

- What is a Shaving Rash?
Shaving rash is more of a problem with men who have curly hair 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 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 cut the tip of the hair retracts into the follicle and curls into the follicle as it begins to grow. This causes the shaving rash and razor bumps.

- 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 an antiseptic solution or cream.

- How do I Treat Ingrown Hairs?
If you can see ingrowing hairs, try to tease the tips of the hairs out of the skin. 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' with a pair of fine tweezers. Cut the loose end with a pair of scissors. You can refrain from 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. The problems caused by shaving are often because of poor technique and the use of inferior, cheap products.

- What Products are Available to Help Treat or Prevent Shaving Rash?
One product I recommend is PFB VSH . This is a unique, cosmetically elegant roll-on gel formulated to aid in the relief of ingrown hairs, razor burn/bumps resulting from shaving, waxing, electrolysis and laser hair removal. PFB VANISH exfoliates skin cells to "lift ingrown hairs" above the skin line. Skin food is another product that can be applied daily after shaving. It is effective at fighting ingrown hairs and helps calm redness associated with hair removal.

What I have to know about shaving issues. Part 1
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