HOW TO GET RID OF UNDERARM SHAVING RASH

HOW TO GET RID OF UNDERARM SHAVING RASH

 

Shaving your armpits can be awkward. Apart from the potential cuts or grazes, razor burns and shaving rashes are the most common (and most irritating) shaving injuries.

HOW TO GET RID OF AN UNDERARM SHAVING RASH – FOUR WAYS

Follow these four easy tips on how to get rid of an underarm shaving rash and get ready to enjoy beautiful, soft skin:

1. SHAVE AT NIGHT

If you shave at night, right before bed, you're unlikely to be running around sweating, and you can wait until the next morning to apply deodorant.

Your skin will also have time to regenerate overnight and heal up any little shaving nicks and cuts, so applying your deodorant the next morning won’t cause a shaving rash.

Less sweat right after shaving means fewer sources of bacteria getting into tiny abrasions as well. This equals less chance of irritation and underarm rash.

2. SHAVE USING THE CORRECT MOTIONS

Shave your underarms in these two key motions to avoid a shaving rash from flaring up:

a. Start from the top of your underarm and shave down through the middle
b. Next, shave from one side across to the other side of the underarm


Always remember to shave firmly but gently so as not to slip and cut yourself

3. SHAVE IN THE SHOWER

The moisture and steam in a shower will mildly soften your skin and hair, making it easier to shave.

For the best results, shave within the first couple of minutes of your shower. After 10 minutes or so the heat and moisture can make your underarm skin swell. This prevents you from getting a nice, close shave and leaves you with scratchy shaving bumps.

Using a specially formulated product, like NIVEA’s In-Shower Body Lotion while shaving in the shower will also help to prevent a shaving rash and leave your skin feeling silky smooth and moisturised.

4. AVOID PRODUCTS WITH IRRITATING INGREDIENTS

If you experience persistent underarm rash, you might actually be having an allergic reaction to your deodorant or shaving products.

Look for a deodorant that’s specially formulated for sensitive skin and is free from alcohol, preservatives and colourants that can irritate your skin.

NIVEA’s Sensitive Protect Roll-On Deodorant is fused with caring avocado oil and soothing chamomile extract to care for sensitive underarms.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.