Shaving rash can blight us all and it brings with it pain, redness, discomfort and unsightly bumps and lumps. But what if there was a way to prevent it? Here is the Peace With The Wild guide to preventing, and treating shaving rash the natural way!
If you exfoliate your skin before you shave you will help to remove any dead skin that is, or could be blocking your pores. These cells can lie on top of your skin, meaning you don’t get as much of a close shave so by removing them, you can get much nearer to the surface of the skin.
Before applying shaving cream, soak your skin in warm water for around three minutes to open the pores, hydrate the skin, and soften the hair. All of these steps enable a cleaner shave and help reduce the risk of shaving rash.
Then you need to slather on your shaving cream of choice with a natural and vegan shaving brush. Whether you choose a balm or a bar, opt for an eco-plastic free version using natural ingredients to help reduce the risk of any irritation. Our own brand organic shaving creams are packed full of shea butter, hemp oil, and safflower oil to moisturise and nourish skin, allowing a close shave but leaving you soft afterwards.
When it comes to actually shaving, if you are serious about doing it the eco way then you need to ditch your plastic disposable or refills and opt for a safety razor made with metal and bamboo or this wooden beauty, each of which use metal only replacement blades, meaning they are a lot more eco than ones made of rubber, plastic, and metal.
After you have finished shaving and have washed the residue from your skin, you need to moisturise with something natural and gentle to ensure your skin doesn’t erupt in protest. Look for a gentle and luxurious cream with plenty of ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil, both of which have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These Organic Whipped face creams and body butters that we created ourselves are perfect for soothing, moisturising and protecting freshly shaved skin.