How to prevent razor burn before shaving
How do you get rid of razor burn? Soothing treatments can help calm the skin after the damage is done, but prevention is the best cure. That means good shaving prep:
1. Exfoliate and cleanse
Always start your shave by washing and exfoliating your face – it’s worth the five extra minutes. Exfoliation is key, as it shifts dead skin cells and dirt from the top layer of your skin, and brings ingrown hairs to the surface. There’s no need to go to town, though. Just use a light exfoliating facial scrub in the shower before shaving to prepare the skin and prevent razor burn. Then wait and cool down for a sec. You want your pores open, but if your skin is too hot and puffy, you won’t get a good shave.