Irritation is very common after shaving. To avoid it, the best thing to do is to prepare the skin with these beauty recipes that will help you achieve a much more natural shave.
To avoid irritation to the skin as much as possible after shaving, it is necessary to carry out a series of tips in order to prevent irritation. The after shaving irritation is quite annoying, especially when sensitive skin even to be painful, because with shaving remove the film that protects the skin so the skin becomes inflamed and the skin reddens.
It is advisable to shave after a warm shower, as the warm water and steam generated in the bathroom because the pores to open, hydrate the skin while softening and lifting the hair, thereby that shaving is easier and less damaging.
Before shaving, we must prepare the skin for this task, with this previous action we will also make it easier for the razor blade to slide more easily, making shaving less aggressive for the skin.
To prepare the skin so that it does not result in irritations, we must clean the skin of the face daily, thus we will eliminate impurities and dead skin since these impurities tend to dirty the blades of the razor blades.
Also, to complete the cleansing of the face, it is advisable to exfoliate once a week. With the exfoliation of the skin, we will also eliminate dead cells and give us a feeling of freshness and prevent hairs from growing under the skin and pimples appear.
The direction in which you shave is also important since you must shave in the direction in which the hair of your beard grows, doing it in another direction contrary to the hair in addition to being painful cause’s irritation.
You should never shave dry, resort to a shaving cream suitable for the characteristics of your skin and if you have sensitive skin, do not hesitate to look for the special cream for sensitive skin.
After shaving, wash the skin of the face with cold water, the cold water closes the pores, thus avoiding the appearance of pimples.
Pay attention to the razor you use, find it appropriate for your skin, look for a quality razor, and monitor its condition, shaving with a damaged razor also contributes to irritating the skin.
Here are a number of natural remedies to help you prevent irritation after shaving.
Natural remedies to clean and calm the skin when shaving
The baking has excellent properties to help maintain and clean skin. Among the properties of bicarbonate we highlight: it is antiseptic, heals and cleanses the skin and helps heal pimples.
This toner that we provide below is very easy to prepare and with this preparation you will have clean skin and ready for shaving.
You will only need baking soda and water. Using baking soda is better than using lotions that contain alcohol, as alcohol dries out the skin.
Tonic to cleanse the skin
- One teaspoon of baking soda coffee.
- A glass of lukewarm water.
Mix the baking soda with the water until well diluted. Take a cotton pad or gauze and soak it in this preparation.
Run the soaked cotton all over your facial skin several times. Then let it dry and you can proceed to shaving.
This preparation comes in handy, since in addition to cleaning our skin, it also helps to dry the pimples. This preparation can be used daily.
Oatmeal mask to exfoliate the skin
- One tablespoon of oatmeal.
- 4 tablespoons of milk.
Make a mixture with the oatmeal and milk. Apply the mixture on all the skin of the face.
Keep the lotion on your face for 8 minutes. Rinse the skin well with lukewarm water and pat it dry with a soft towel.
This oatmeal mask can be applied once a week to exfoliate the skin.
How to make a natural after shave lotion:
Most of the lotions or aftershaves usually have alcohol in their ingredients, alcohol in addition to drying the skin tends to irritate it, and dehydrate it, and so it is advisable not to mistreat the skin even more after shaving and resort to preparing your own lotion with products natural and less aggressive for facial skin.
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
- 10 drops of wheat germ oil.
- 10 drops of calendula essential oil.
- 10 drops of chamomile essential oil.
- 120 ml. of orange blossom water.
- In a glass jar or container we put the orange blossom water.
- Next we add the indicated oils and stir to dilute well.
- We close the bottle and shake it well.
- We reserve it in a dry, cool place protected from light.
- At the end of the shave, put a little of this lotion on the palm of your hand and apply it gently on the shaved skin including the neck and let it dry naturally.