What is razor burn and what can you do about it?

Wat is scheerbrand en wat kun je er tegen doen?

You know it. You get up with the idea to exchange that stubble beard of yours for baby soft shaved skin. You let your razor glide over your skin and rinse your face with cold water. After a while you will feel your skin start to burn. When you touch your skin, you feel a colony of small bumps on your skin. The mirror confirms your suspicion: razor burn.

What is razor burn?

Razor burn is a temporary skin irritation that occurs after shaving . Your hair follicle becomes infected with a bacteria due to shaving. This infection causes inflammation. This inflammation can be seen in, yes, the red bumps on your skin. The bumps can remain on your skin for up to two days. They can also grow into small blisters filled with pus. Sorry, we can't make it more appetizing than it is.. Although it sounds a bit heavier than it is. Razor burn is harmless and often disappears quickly, but nice is different.

Who can get razor burn?

You would prefer to cover and hide the bacterial infection until the two days are over. However, that is not so easy for the shaving man, who gets razor burn the most in their face. Women don't have it easy either. They know razor burn mainly from shaving their bikini line and their armpits.

What Causes Razor Burn?

Razor burn often occurs when you use a dirty or dull blade. That way you irritate your skin and give inflammation a chance. In addition, you can get razor burn if you apply too much pressure, shave against the hair growth, or shave just a little too often over the same area. Razor burn is actually caused by a piece of ignorance in your shaving routine. Razor burn is therefore easy to prevent, even if you have sensitive skin.

How can you prevent razor burn?

Prevention is better than cure. In fact, you just want to prevent bacteria, which we all naturally have on the skin, from ending up in your hair follicle. The magic word here is: hygiene. Incorporate a few simple tips into your shaving routine. This does not take a long time and prevents a lot of hassle.

  • Never lend out your shaving equipment! And of course, don't borrow from anyone else either
  • Use a new or clean razor, make sure it is sharp
  • Wash your skin before shaving to kill bacteria
  • Shave in the direction of your hair's growth
  • Clean your razor thoroughly after every shave
  • After shaving, use a good aftershave or aftershave balm
  • Only blot your face with a clean towel or washcloth

So the most important word remains hygiene. Razor burn is not contagious like a cold, but it is contagious through your razor. If the person you lend your new shiny safety razor to has razor burn, you can assume that you will also have it in no time. The bacteria is in the razor and makes its way to your hair follicle. Don't want to.

How do you treat razor burn?

If this blog is mustard after meals for you because you already have razor burn; we won't forget you either.

Razor burn can be remedied with the right razor burn products , such as a good cream. This cream is specially made for razor burn and is available in pharmacies. You can also give your skin a nourishing boost with Argan oil or Tea Tree Oil. This oil has a bactericidal, analgesic and itch-relieving effect. Is it really no longer possible? Then we recommend that you give your doctor a call. You can, if it is serious enough, give you a course of antibiotics. But beware, razor burn is fortunately never really dangerous. Just very annoying.

If you still have questions? Let us know. We are happy to help you prevent or remedy these annoying bumps.

Take care of your skin!

Your friends, The Alpha Men