Shaving is a usual method used by women for hair removal. And in case it is not done properly, this can cause skin irritation, razor burns, and ingrown hair. Following are the tips to maintain the health of the skin after shaving.

Exfoliate your skin before shaving. This removes dead skin cells and opens up the pores. Also, warm water softens the hair, which reduces friction while shaving.

Using sharp razors would be good because dull razors can cause damage like nicks, cuts, and skin irritation. In comparison, a sharp razor makes shaving smooth and quick without any friction and also does not cause skin damage.

Shaving the opposite side results in ingrown hair, razor bumps, and skin irritation. Rather choose to shave from different directions and avoid shaving the same area repeatedly.

You should rinse your skin with cold water, this will close the pores of the skin and reduce inflammation. Rubbing, pat dry your skin with a clean towel.

Apply a moisturizer after shaving which will soothe and hydrate the skin. And to decrease inflammation look for products that contain natural ingredients such as aloe vera, tea tree oil, or chamomile.

Avoid tight clothing that may irritate your skin and cause ingrown hair. After shaving, wear loose clothing and let your skin breathe and reduce friction.