Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005
4:27 pm Post subject: razor burn and rash
Shaving down under the bikini
line, and other sensitive female areas
and parts can be a real challange. The
armpits and legs have been shaved for
decades but the genital/vaginal region
is becoming the rule rather than the exception.
The sources of razor burn
and rash involve many factors and the
cure/remedy (and more importantly, its
prevention) takes time to apply consistently.
There is no single treatment but a few
different types of treatments that must
be used to avoid razor burn and rash,
and keep razor burn and rash from returning.
Prevention is always easier
than the cure. Shave in or after a hot
shower or bath helps because it softens
the hairs and makes them stand up. Do
it at the end of the bath, so they get
to soak for a long time. Use adequate
shaving cream lathered onto the areas
to be shaved, and shave with a motion
with the direction of hair growth. During
your shave, use Razor Gator to keep a
clean edge and remove gunk buildup while
you shave. The razor gunk that gets caught
in the blades creates more friction and
also this gunk gets scraped into microabrasions
that are created when you shave.
Shave over areas only once
when possible and do not apply too much
pressure which can cause increased friction
Razor bumps (a more fancy
term is psuedofollicular barbae) are bumps
that develop on the shaved face or other
areas which are sometimes associated with
razor burn but not always--hair curls
back under the shaved skin and create
ingrown hair effect--and becoming infected.
What should one do if they
have razor burn already? What are the
treatments and remedy for razor burn?
if severe, stop shaving for a period of
time if you can. There are many over the
counter remedies that can be applied to
sooth and help heal the areas affected.
Sometimes, an area becomes severely infected
and oral antibiotics may be needed. The
application of plain alcohol, or alcohol
heavy aftershaves can increase irritation
and drying so be cautious.
There is no quick cures
but a combination of preventative measures
and attention to the importance of shaving
and its methods and using a clean razor
throughout will help remedy those with
a history of problematic razor burn.
Razor Gator will help reduce
razor burn because it keeps the blades
of your razor cleaned of noxious razor
gunk which builds up while you are shaving.
Shaving Smooth is the goal. www.razor-gator.com