How do you prevent and treat razor burn properly?

Hoe voorkom en behandel je scheerwondjes op de juiste manier?

Of course it doesn't have to end in a tear-jerking circumcision, but while shaving you always run the risk of a cut. Such an annoying razor burn. Just mismaneuvering the blade across the skin. Or you use a blunt (disposable) knife and there is JAAP.

Hasty speed is never a good idea. Quickly defy the face with a knife. You know it. Speeding is Bleeding. But these kinds of bloody events are extremely preventable. And if you have accidentally caused a cut in the neck, we can also guide you through a hemorrhage session.

What are common shaving mistakes?

You can go about a shaving session completely wrong from the start. For example, by not making the right preparations. Do not prepare the skin for a shave by heating it properly first. Not taking the knife seriously is another thing.

It's bad shaving with a dull blade.

Ironing against hair growth is also asking for the better demolition work of the skin. It is also possible that you have let the beard hairs grow just too long, so that you are bushwacking too much even with a sharp knife. Then a beard trimmer would certainly come in handy so that you can trim the beard hairs tightly before you let the knife do its job.

You use too little or the wrong shaving soap, gel or foam. And ask yourself why you go through life battered every week.

Friends, it's all very preventable.

Read on.

What is the best way to prevent razor burn?

Let's take you by the hand and draw up an easy step-by-step plan for you:

  • Washing with hot water – Pores open up and that makes beard hair removal much easier.
  • Use a pre shave - This prepares the skin, beard hairs and follicles perfectly for the shaving session.
  • Use a good quality shaving soap with a shaving brush
  • Try a Traditional Safety Razor . Fitted with double edge blade razor blades . For example, the vaunted Muhle R89 . Shaving with these instruments is essentially different than with a commercial disposable cassette blade. These are serious razors that put weight on the skin. They glide naturally over the face and smoothly shave the stubble, resulting in smooth skin
  • Always shave with the beard growth - If you do not do this, you can in most cases cause razor burn . Painful red spots. And of course also shaving pimples or other types of irritation

What is the best way to treat razor burn?

If you work with professional shaving materials, you minimize the risk of war wounds. But suppose you do give yourself a slice in a moment of carelessness, then the fence is not immediately off the dam. Because then there are excellent options to keep the damage as limited as possible. Let's list a few for you:

  • Dab the wound with an ice cube. This allows you to stop the bleeding. Not only you but also blood vessels shrink from this cold touch.
  • Cold water is also a means to stop bleeding, but this takes more time. And it doesn't always want to offer solace either.
  • Make use of alum ! By means of this product, the pores are closed, the skin is disinfected and the shaving wounds stop bleeding immediately.

What is Alum?

Alum is an ancient, colorless (or white) mineral and a perfect alternative to an aftershave. It is a combination of salt, potassium and aluminum sulfate that mainly comes from Asia Minor. Alum is so popular because it can be used for different purposes.

In addition to a disinfectant effect, alum also stops the bleeding of razor wounds. Furthermore, this versatile remedy can be used to combat pimples and acne. In the past, alum was an indispensable part of the man's shaving ritual. After a period in which it was used less, alum is fortunately very popular again today.

Of course we have a collection of excellent alum in our collection. We have selected 3 for you:

Osma Alum Steen

Osma - Alum Stone

This alum stone from Osma is made of 100% natural crystal and can therefore be used as the ultimate aftershave and natural deodorant . Pores are closed, skin is disinfected and shaving wounds stop bleeding. Thanks to the pH-lowering properties of alum, bacteria have no chance of surviving under the armpits, so no bad odors arise during the day.

Muhle Alum Pen

Muhle - Alum Pen

Alum Steen used to be the only aftershave in the world and is therefore also called the original aftershave. Previously only available in blocks, nowadays also in a handy format. The Mühle alum pen is therefore ideal to take with you on holiday. This alum pen soothes irritated skin after shaving, disinfects shaving wounds, closes the pores and stops bleeding quickly and adequately.


Rockwell - Alum Sticks

You just have to have these as a classic wet shaver, the super handy Alum Sticks from Rockwell . 20 matches with alum for disinfecting and sealing shaving wounds. Ideal companion for holidays. Simply tear off, wet and apply to your skin. Simple!

Of course we assume that with the above instructions you use the razor like a musketeer in the bathroom so that you no longer cause any damage. If this is the case, we have provided you with sufficient tools to take care of the wound like a noble Nurse Nightingale.

Good luck master!

Your friends, The Alpha Men.