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A Brief Introduction

Ithink everyone'd have to agree that shaving is surely amongst the mostannoying things everyone simply has to do. This activity not onlyfeels like a waste of time, but may also cause a sort of painfulirritation, otherwise known as: razor burn.

Andthis article aims to inform on the things we do wrong while shavingand things that can be done in order to prevent razor burns.

So how and when dothey manifest?

Nomatter the speed or intensity of growth – every guy needs to shave.Some need to shave on a daily basis, while others may only require aonce-in-a-couple-of-days treatment. And as a side-effect of this unwanted habit, many, many men tend to get rather painful razorburns.

Therazor burn does not occur immediately. A freshly shaven lad normallystarts off feeling all nice and clean. But only after a couple ofhours his face starts feeling red and irritated instead. So razorburns are not only highly uncomfortable, but are also quiteunpleasant to look at, as well.

So what is there to bedone about it?

Wellone of the first thing to be done is change the razor morefrequently, since there are a lot of lazy guys out there who tend todo it with the same one for much longer than it is healthy. This inturn makes them dull and, worse still, infected. A dull razor is alsoprone to catching and pulling out hair that are simply in its way,which only further irritates the skin and causes razor burn.

Anothergood tip would be understanding his particular type of skin. Namely,all men have different types of skin, and furthermore the skin on theface reacts quite differently from skin covering other body areas.This means, bluntly put, that it is even more sensitive than itsother areas. But when a man knows his skin type (dry, tough, oily orsuper-sensitive), it is easy for him to pick the right shaving creamand other along-going products which ought to soothe the irritation.

Nextlythere are right ways, and wrong ways of shaving. Learning how to doit properly is top priority in eliminating razor burn. Namely, simplythrowing on some shaving cream will not do for the preparations.Washing the face with warm water should be done previously as well,and this is to allow the pours to open and breathe, as well as softenthe skin's surface. This in turn allows the razor to more easily cutthe hairs with minimum irritation. Another good tip would berespecting the direction of the facial hair whilst shaving –shaving up only causes more irritation.

Butthe face should be protected both before and after shaving... Namely,after shaving, the pores are still open and this is the cause of bothacne as well as the relevant irritation. This is why the face ought to be washed with cold water after shaving – that is to say, to cleanthe pores and allow them to close up again.

Alternatively,an aftershave lotion may be applied to provide additional hygiene andcomfort.

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