People always think that enjoying smooth skin after a traditional wet shave is simply related to your skill in using an electric razor. Is this true?
Actually, one of the most important parts of your shave begins when you place your razor back on the shelf.
That’s right, it's about your post-shave routine. Here's the ultimate guide on how to reduce razor rash after a traditional wet shave. With the help of these tips, it's easy to upgrade your daily shave from a dragging disappointment to a gliding success!
While we have come a long way in razor technology from the early days. But undeniable, there is still a risk of accidentally cutting yourself while shaving. what’s the best way to treat a shaving cut?
Hemostat pen or alum block. These products have been around for centuries and were once standard in medicine cabinets and shaving kits. This is a short stick of medication. Anhydrous aluminum sulfate is the main ingredient and acts as a vasoconstrictor in order to disable blood flow. The stick is applied directly to the bleeding site. The high ionic strength promotes flocculation of the blood, and the astringent chemical causes local vasoconstriction. A styptic pencil is still a standard part of a shaving kit and was used to seal shaving cuts even the safety was invented.
As for how to use alum, simply wet the stone and gently apply it to your face once you are done shaving. You should pay attention to small cuts and skin areas of irritation as the antiseptic properties will help with the healing process. Once you’ve finished, clean your alum block with fresh water and store it in a dry place. That’s all.
After sealed the shaving cut, you’d better find some products that feed the skin with plumping hydration and are antioxidant-packed for a dewy, healthy glow. So, how to choose them?
- Pick the right moisturizer according to your skin type.
If you have oily skin, looking for acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acids and oil-controlling ingredients is key.
If you have dry skin, goopy and greasy creams and ointments are your best friend if you have dry skin, because they are oil-based, have a thicker consistency, and provide more hydration than lotions.
If your skin is sensitive, try to avoid those moisturizers with acid ingredients, while acids can be a bonus for those without sensitive skin because they exfoliate, they can have an opposite effect on those with sensitive skin and cause skin barrier disruption
- Understand what ingredient is good for your skin problems.
When you do, look out for ingredients that possess natural soothing properties, such as aloe vera, chamomile, and witch hazel. One thing that should be careful is separating those who are suffered from razor rashes from those who look forward to their next shave.
Now you have chosen a moisturizer, massage it evenly into the freshly shaved skin in small circular motions. This process will help it penetrate your skin, allowing the balm to reach deep into the pores for maximum protection and hydration. Then, let the balm soak into your skin naturally.