In connection with the fact that irritation after removal of the bristles brings a lot of unpleasant physical and psychological sensations, many members of the stronger sex are interested in the question of how to get rid of irritation after shaving on the face, and also prevent the appearance of new foci of inflammation on the skin? The first question will help answer many special medical and cosmetic means, as well as alternative recipes to combat irritation after shaving on the face.
Choosing an effective remedy for irritation on the face, do not always be guided by information from advertising in the media or at a price. Inexpensive means with aloe vera chamomile with salicylic acid and glycerin cope with the problem of inflammation on the skin is no worse. If you have difficulty in choosing the right composition, you can ask for help from a beauty salon, a beauty salon, where hair removal is performed, or to a dermatologist.
One of the most inexpensive, but effective means to combat irritation are aspirin and salicylic acid. In this case, we are interested in their antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects.
Salicylic acid is sold in vials in the form of 1 and 2 percent solutions. To remove irritation, only 1% of the composition, which is applied to the skin with a cotton swab.
Despite the effectiveness of this remedy, it can not be used continuously for more than a week, in addition, the daily dose of this drug for adults should not exceed 10 ml. To remove the unpleasant sensations on the skin after shaving, it is enough to wipe it with salicylic acid 2-3 times during the day.
Aspirin from irritation on the face is used in the form of a mixture of crushed tablets and glycerin (for the preparation of the composition do not use metal utensils!). This tool is recommended not just applied to the skin, but also slightly rubbed into it, leaving it completely absorbed.
Salicylic acid and aspirin are medicines, the effect of which can sometimes cause dry skin, allergic reactions and reactions of intolerance to the components. To avoid such unpleasant consequences, they can be replaced by a safer and more pleasant means, which is a normal children's cream, because it equally effectively helps both with diaper rash in children and with irritation after shaving on the face of adult men.
Such creams can contain medicinal herbal extracts of chamomile, calendula, plantain, string, which effectively fight with various kinds of injuries and irritations.
Apply baby cream on the face area should be accurate massage movements. Usually this cream is well absorbed and does not require flushing. Remove greasy shine after the cream on the face can be soaked skin with a clean cloth.
To the inexpensive means, helping to remove the irritation after shaving, you can relate and some pharmacy ointments: hydrocortisone, erythromycin, zinc, salicylic, which in medical practice is often used to treat acne and acne. The most popular of these is the hydrocortisone-based ointment, but it has one important drawback: with regular use, it is addictive, and the effect of use is markedly reduced. Prolonged use of this ointment can lead to as unpleasant consequences as skin atrophy, so it should be used only as a first aid, giving preference to cosmetics.
Pharmaceutical ointments with a pronounced antiseptic effect are recommended to be used in cases where irritation occurs on an ongoing basis, and other preventive and medical-hygienic measures do not help.
Good means for irritation after shaving are those containing benzoyl peroxide. This component can be found both in the composition of some pharmacy products from acne (Ugresol lotion, Bezacne gel, Proderm, Basiron AS, Effezel, Oxigel, Oxy, OXY-15, etc.), and in many cosmetics of well-known brands Creams, lotions, Galderma tonics, Clear, Mary Kay, etc.). These drugs have a pronounced anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect, are not addictive, but because of the rather high prices are not available to everyone.
On the shelves of cosmetic shops you can find various means of irritation after shaving on the face, as well as shaving aids, designed to prevent the appearance of irritation on the skin, but not all of them are effective enough in this regard. Increase their effectiveness can be by adding to the drug 3-4 drops of essential oil, which has a restoring, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect. These oils include tea tree essential oil, lavender, bergamot and others.
Any of these oils can be mixed with coconut oil and applied fairly thick on the skin after shaving for a while, and then cleaned with a dry cloth. This procedure refreshes and moisturizes the skin, and also removes various inflammations and irritations on the face after shaving.
New application of popular means
From non-specific means, used from shaving after shaving on the face and other parts of the body, one can distinguish a preparation of Ayurvedic medicine with the antiseptic cream "Boro Plus", known to many as an effective tool used for various skin lesions, including mild forms of burns, and insect bites .
The cream is generally safe if there is no allergy to any of the ingredients. It consists only of natural ingredients, therefore, like a baby cream, it is suitable for sensitive skin. Use it to relieve irritation on the skin 1-2 times a day, applying a thin layer and lightly rubbing into the skin until the symptoms disappear.
Another 2 means based on dexpanthenol, which are known to many in terms of treatment of sunburn, drugs "Pantenol" and "Bepanten". They can be found in virtually every home medicine cabinet, but not all of them know that these drugs are able to effectively combat the irritation after shaving. Nevertheless, this is so. On the effectiveness of these products in no way inferior to special means after shaving.
These are not prophylactic agents, which means they should be used when irritation is already noticeable on the skin. Apply therapeutic creams and sprays preferably at least 2 times a day to get the desired effect in a short time. Approximately the same effectiveness with irritation after shaving on the face have known ointments "Rescuer" and "Healer", as well as their variants.
Home-based recipes for irritation after shaving
If you do not have any of the above listed at your fingertips, you can use time-tested alternative means. One of these means, no matter how strange it may sound, is a baby talc on the basis of talc. After powdering the areas of irritated skin after a while, you can see that there is no trace of redness and rash.
Remove the irritation on the face after shaving will help wash with ordinary brown soap without additives. This natural cleanser has excellent cleansing and antimicrobial properties. The only condition for such prevention of irritation is a slightly longer effect of soap on the skin than with normal washing. After washing your face, do not rush to wash off soap foam from your face, let it stay on your face for a while, having an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
It helps in this situation and a strong broth of parsley, which is used in the form of lotions and compresses applied in a warm form to the damaged skin for 20 minutes. Parsley can be taken as fresh or dry.
Soothing effect on the skin is also famous for the decoction and infusion of chamomile flowers. If the infusion is prepared on the basis of chamomile and mint, taken in equal proportions, then the cooling effect of this agent will be noticeable.
You can wipe the irritated skin on your face with aloe vera juice mixed with vegetable oil. This remedy well prevents the appearance of foci of inflammation in the area of damaged skin.
A good prevention of inflammation on the face skin are lotions from the decoction of calendula flowers or oak bark. For their preparation, a tablespoon of the crushed raw material is boiled for about 10 minutes in a glass of water. Use chilled, pre-strain, after each shaving procedure.
To remove irritation on the face, you can wipe the skin with a slice of lemon or lemon juice, which is the strongest natural antioxidant.