Combatting the dreaded shaving rash

May 03, 2018

Combatting the dreaded shaving rash

Shaving rash: a painful problem no man wants to deal with, but have all experienced in their lives. Here's some handy men's skin care tips to avoid this uncomfortable and embarrassing situation.

Regularly Exfoliate

Dead skin cells, dirt and oils can clog up pores and aggravate open cuts caused by shaving. Regular exfoliation with Men's Botanics Face Scrub will remove these potential irritants and leave your skin prepared for shaving.


Skin irritations and cuts are less likely to occur with a quality, organic men's shaving product. A product like our Dual Action Shave Cream or if you prefer the traditional wet shave soap method allows for a close shave, softening bristles in preparation for their departure.

Don't tug it

You may be tempted to stretch your skin in order to get a close shave, but this technique cuts the hair under the skin's surface and allows them to become easily ingrown. For those susceptible to shaving rash, these ingrown hairs can really take hold and produce itchy, red bumps.

Go with it!

Shaving against the grain is another way to get ingrown hairs. The blade tugs at the hair to cut it, which can lead to an inflammation of the hair follicle and subsequently, ingrown hairs. Shave with the grain and use light, short strokes to avoid needing more than one pass.

Rinse, Replace, Repeat

Blades are not forever, becoming blunt over time. When using a blade, rinse it after every stroke to avoid anything getting in the way of your shave and reintroducing irritants, and replace them regularly to ensure you're not using a dulled, ineffective blade.

Close pores after shaving

Here's a neat trick to try after shaving: rinse the shaved area with cold water to clean away any excess product and help the pores to close. This decreases your chances of having clogged pores, keeping your skin clear and less likely to get red and sore.

Use After shaving skin balm          

A product designed to apply after shaving will help soothe, cool and moisturise the skin; relieving symptoms of shaving rash. Our Post Shave Balm is a recharging choice, with a blend of natural extracts to help hydrate the skin.

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