My Skintimate look-alike who clearly does not have razor burn.
On Friday, after weeks of not shaving my legs (only because I’ve been wearing pants and long skirts since summer ended in September), I decided to do it for no particular reason. And when I decided to shave those long feathery hairs off my legs, I went in and scraped those guys off. Once. Twice. Several times. Can’t be too heavyhanded when it comes to so many days of growth!
Welp, I should have been more careful because I’ve now got wide red roadways on my legs that itch madly. I’ve slathered on body lotion, menthol calamine lotion, Eurax anti-itch cream, Vicks Vapo Rub, and lanolin containing cream, so far. It helps but the ants really start crawling at night under the covers.
Here are some tips for women when it comes to razor burn.
- Stop shaving – Yes, that does seem to be the best way to avoid razor burn. Sounds mighty good right now. [scratch]
- Hydrocortisone – Eurax doing the trick right now
- Lubricate skin after shaving – Check.
- Shave after you bathe – I guess at the start wasn’t too good.
- Drop the soap – I was using that razor with the built in soap. Maybe that’s not the greatest after all.
- Shave hair in the direction it grows – Kind of tricky when shaving legs.
- Switch to a hair-dissolver cream/depilatory – Smelly and messy? Not so sure about that.
- Zap bumps with acne preps – What?! You can get bumps from razor burn?!?!
- Replace your razor – Hmmm. Maybe that was the problem as well. @#!
- Go electric – Zap! Electrocution isn’t quite my thing either.
Time to go slather on some more calamine. [scritch]
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