Razor burn - how to prevent it.
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 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.
that your razor is clean and sharp and begin to shave the skin
downwards (following the direction that the hair grows in and never
- 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.
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.