Ugh, razor bumps. Next to rainy weekends and an Uber Surge that seems to never goes away, razor bumps are the worst. You should never have to dread shaving–or its potentially red, itchy aftermath.
That’s why preventing razor burn before it even forms is key. Read on to discover how to prevent razor bumps with these 4 seriously life-changing products.
1) Before the Shave Lock Stock & Barrel Argan Blend Shave Oil
Pre-shave oil is vital to a super smooth, luxurious shave–that won’t lead to razor bumps or burn. This Lock Stock & Barrel pre-shave oil gives your razor the glide it needs to give you an incredibly close shave. Plus, since it’s oil and not foam, it’s super easy to see where you’re actually shaving.
With Argan oil, Abyssinian oil, and Starflower oil, this pre-shave oil does a lot for your skin. It conditions, tones, and even repairs your skin. Of course, you can just use it alone during your shave, but when used with a shave cream, it’s even more effective.
Apply it to your skin right before your shave cream. That way, your skin will be extra protected. Razor bumps don’t stand a chance.
2) During the Shave: Port Products Face Saving Shave Formula
The Port Products Face Saving Shave Formula is a fan favorite for good reason. With glowing customer reviews telling people to “do yourself a favor and order some,” it really gives you an incredibly comfortable and close shave.
The cream is full of amazing ingredients that work together to protect and improve your skin. Avocado oil serves as a moisturizer and willow bark extract calms skin and reduces irritation. What the shave cream alternative doesn’t include is also awesome. Made without parabens, sulfates, fragrances, and was never tested on animals.
Apply just one pump of the formula to your face after applying the pre-shave oil. This way, your skin is ready for your daily shave. Not irritating your skin is the secret to preventing razor bumps. With Lock Stock & Barrel and Port Products, your skin won’t get irritated–it’ll thank you.
3) After the Shave: Buckler’s Daily Face Repair
Manufactured in-house, Buckler’s Daily Face Repair isn’t just a moisturizer. It works well as an aftershave, too. Irish moss and aloe repair damaged skin and calendula calms the skin. These ingredients work well to heal red and irritated skin. And what are razor bumps if they’re not red and irritated (not to mention annoyingly itchy!)?
Of course, Buckler’s Daily Face Repair is also a fantastic moisturizer. Who said you had to have a separate moisturizer and aftershave? No wonder GQ calls it your new everyday go-to.
4) Just In Case: Jack Black Bump Fix Razor Bump and Ingrown Hair Solution
Even if you take precautions, chances are you’ll still end up with a case of the razor bumps every once in awhile. Don’t sweat it. Instead, turn to this Jack Black Bump Fix product.
With 2% salicylic acid and lactic acid, this formula exfoliates your skin, helps unclog pores, and releases trapped ingrown hairs. Aloe, green tea extract, and chamomile help to soothe skin. However, because it has alcohol, you don’t want to use it too often. Just use it as a spot treatment when those pesky razor bumps show up.
Bonus tips to help you prevent razor burn
Even if you have all of the life-changing products above, there’s still some shaving best practices to follow to help you stave off razor bumps and razor burn:
- Replace your razor blade regularly
- Shave with–not against–the grain
- Shave with short, even strokes
- Don’t use too much pressure
- Rinse your face with cold water afterward to help close the pores
And there you have it! Follow these tips and say good riddance to razor bumps. Now if only there was an easy way to make every weekend sunny…
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