What's the best way to avoid shaving rash?

Shaving rash is normally caused by friction as the razor blade passes over the skin. It can be further irritated by a harsh or drying shaving prep especially if the skin is sensitive.

The first thing to ensure is that you are using a clean and sharp blade in your razor. Blunt or dull blades are a quick way to irritation so if you feel your blade is not performing as it should, then replace it with a new one.

Secondly, and obviously, we would always recommend using a quality non-drying shave prep designed for sensitive skin. If your skin is especially sensitive then we would recommend our Sensitive Shave Gel, Oil or Serum as well as our Advanced Shave Oil.

Thirdly, as with in-growing hairs, following a good shaving routine will help prevent unwanted irritation and rashes. It might seem a bit dull, however a few minutes invested will give you a better shave with less irritation so it is well worth updating the way you shave.

And don't forget to moisturise after you shave to help soothe and protect your vulnerable skin.

Finally until the irritation passes, we strongly recommend that you also shave in the evening – this gives your skin time to settle down and recover overnight.