Cary, NC – This week Dr. Peter answers a question about sensitive skin and shaving.
I have very sensitive skin, and I can’t shave more than once a week, otherwise my face will get very irritated and red.
I have sensitive skin to the point that I can only shave downward on my face, if I shave up I will have burning red bumps and ingrown hairs for 3 days.
I have tried all kinds of products for sensitive skin but none help. Can applying a Neem product be the cure? What should I use? Please help!
Sincerely, Gary P.”
Dear Gary P.,
Razor burn happens when tiny cuts caused by the razor on the skin create small openings. The tiny openings may then allow bacteria to enter the skin and invade the deeper hair follicles.
How Neem Helps Razor Burn
JustNeem soaps, shaving soaps, and aftershave contain all natural Neem. Neem is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory and has been praised for its ability to heal and protect the skin from mild scrapes, cuts and abrasions from daily shaving.
Our Neem Shaving Soaps are high in glycerin which allows a very smooth glide. The shaving soap also contains Neem which helps heal and sooth the micro cuts that occur during shaving and keep infections at bay. Other ingredients include Vitamin E, Shea butter and other essential oils.
The Neem Aftershave includes sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, Neem infused sunflower oil, and Shea butter. This will help sooth irritated skin, serve as an anti-bacterial agent and keep the skin moisturized.
Here is our recommendation:
- Wash your face in hot water with Neem soap to cleanse the skin and soften the hair.
- Shave with Neem Shaving Soap
- Apply a thin layer of Neem Cure, to sooth and protect your skin if it feels especially sensitive or irritated.
- Finish with Neem Aftershave Lotion
- Also, be sure to disinfect your blade after shaving by rinsing it with rubbing alcohol. That will help kill bacteria on the blade.
We hope that helps! Let us know how this works for you.
Stay Well, Dr. Peter
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