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    Beauty tips

    What helps against razor burn? 4 tips for smooth and healthy skin

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    Whether it’s those little red bumps that appear post-shave or that can’t-get-rid-of itchiness, if you remove hair regularly, no matter where or how, you have likely experienced a razor burn. But how and why do you get pimples after shaving? And what can you do to reduce or relieve razor burn?

     

    To avoid shaving pimples and skin irritation, you should know what to look out for when shaving – from preparation to aftercare for your skin. Only when you know which remedies against razor burn  can really help and which hair removal method is the most skin-friendly can you achieve a smooth and healthy skin in the long run and turn your back on razor burn forever.

    Unattractive pimples, annoying itching: How does razor burn develop?

     

    The answer to this question is hidden in the word itself: RAZOR burn. So usually, the annoying pimples develop after shaving. Why? While shaving, the blade often chafes the skin and thus leads to an inflammation of the hair roots. Though other hair removal methods can also lead to the so-called shaving pimples, such as when single hair roots aren‘t removed completely during waxing.

     

    Of course not every hair removal method leads to irritation. That would be quite something! Especially prone are people with dry and sensitive skin whose skin’s natural protective barrier is weak. For oily or combination skin, excess sebum can clog pores and foster inflammation. Not a nice picture. So, what can one do to avoid shaving pimples, and what helps against razor burn?

    A step-by-step guide to skin-friendly shaving

     

    The best remedy against razor burn is to avoid it in the first place. The following tips on preparation, choice of shavers, shaving itself and aftercare help you with that. For a smooth and healthy skin in the long run.

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    TLC for your skin

    Whether you want to avoid pimples after intimate shaving or you want to give your legs a smooth shave, first of all, you should gently clean the area. With a peeling  brush you can remove sebum and dead skin cells to avoid an inflammation. Make sure that you shave regularly because the shorter the hair, the less friction during shaving.
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    The perfect razor

    With an electric shaver you can shave yourself in a skin-friendly, quick and effective way. The Philips SatinShave Advanced Ladyshaver  is especially gentle to your skin, as its rounded trimmer tips avoid scratches. Moreover, thanks to its flexible shaving foil, it ensures that it conforms to your contours while shaving. The result? A smoothly shaven, relaxed skin.
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    This is how skin-friendly shaving works

    Though you can use the Ladyshaver in the shower, a dry shave is better if you are prone to razor burn. This way your skin’s natural barrier is protected. Make sure that during shaving the razor is in full contact with your skin. Stretch your skin in sensitive areas and move the shaver slowly against the hair growth.
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    Loving care for healthy skin

    After shaving, you can rinse your skin with lukewarm water to remove lose hair. Gently pat your skin dry and apply a mild body lotion that moisturises your skin. This way it can recuperate better. Then rinse your shaver under running water to remove dirt.
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    Philips Lumea Prestige, our most powerful IPL yet, designed for your body's curves and the easiest at-home experience. Uniquely curved, intelligent attachments perfectly fit your curves and adapt the treatment programmes for each body area. See all benefits

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    Suggested retail price: £475.00

    Enjoy 6 months* of hair-free smoothness

    Philips Lumea Prestige, our most powerful IPL yet, designed for your body's curves and the easiest at-home experience. Uniquely curved, intelligent attachments perfectly fit your curves and adapt the treatment programmes for each body area. See all benefits

    What to do against continuing razor burn?


    If your skin is irritated despite your new shaving routine and shaving pimples develop, only one thing helps: change your hair removal method. An especially skin-friendly alternative is IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). With the Philips Lumea Prestige you can depilate all areas of the body long-term without affecting the skin. Initially, treatment is necessary every two weeks and later, only every four to eight weeks. This way you can say goodbye not only to razor burn, but also to your hair!
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    Discover your beauty every day.

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    Discover your beauty every day.

    Whether you are looking for facial, hair care or hair removal beauty solutions – Philips has everything you need.