Do you have any recommendations for dealing with (permanent?) razor burn? I can be made up, dressed to the nines, feeling pretty–and then I’ll notice that the razor burn on the side of my neck is visible even through my makeup. Ugh! Any products you can think of to help me get rid of this pox on my femininity? Thanks so much!
I’ve never heard of razor burn being permanent, but there are a few ways to treat it, reduce it from happening, and prevent it from getting worse.
Razor burn is caused by your shaving habits. If your razor is dull or dirty you will likely get razor burn. The solution is pretty simple, replace your razor frequently. You should also wash your face with hot water before you share as this will open your pores. Dry skin is also going to work against you so make sure you are using a moisturizer.
Touching your razor burn or continuing to shave will irritate the infected area and will prolong it. Consider taking some time off from shaving. Personally I shave my face about once a week.
As for covering it up, you could use a concealer (I like the Correct and Conceal Palette from Jecca Blanc) but makeup will also irritate the area. Covering it up will only, of course, cover it up. It will also likely make it worse.
So, take a few days off from shaving, switch to a higher quality blade or an electric shaver and use a moisturizer. If the problem consists you may want to contact a dermatologist.
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