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Razor burn - how to prevent it.

Razor burn, shaving rash, what ever you call it - we are all familiar with that sore and unsightly post-shave rash.  Here's how essential oils can help you get rid of it.

  I have found that the best thing to use in order to prevent razor burn, or shaving rash, is a natural shaving oil made  lady shaving legs with no razor burn from sweet almond oil and a selection of essential oils.  This will prime the skin and create a protective barrier enabling the blade to glide safely over the skin but close enough for a nice shave.

  • In a small basin mix 30ml sweet almond oil with 4 drops of sandalwood essential oil and 4 drops of bay leaf essential oil.
  • Using a liberal amount of oil you should massage the mixture onto damp skin after a hot bath or shower.
  • Ensure that your razor is clean and sharp and begin to shave the skin downwards (following the direction that the hair grows in and never against it).
  • Use slow, short, gentle strokes and avoid the urge to stretch the skin as you  go in an attempt to get a smoother, closer shave.  There is no point having oh-so-soft skin if it looks red and itchy!
  • When you are done shaving rinse the skin with cool water.
  • Add a few drops of witch hazel to a little aloe vera gel and smoothe this over your skin.  Avoid clothes for 15 to 20 minutes whilst this penetrates the skin.