As we ease into swimsuit season, we begin to rediscover razor burn, an uncomfortable and unpleasant byproduct of shaving the face, bikini, underarm, and leg areas. Razor burn generally occurs when skin is displaced while the hair follicle is twisted and pulled by the scraping action of a razor blade, leaving behind redness, stinging, and the appearance of small abscesses, known as razor bumps. Dr. Ronald D. Blatt, Chief Surgeon and Medical Director of the Manhattan Center for Gynecology, recommends that we first change the way we shave by stretching out the time between shaves, shaving at night (so that we heal during sleep), using fresh, clean razors (no sharing!), exfoliating, allowing skin to become moist before shaving, and using his two-step Cooling and Soothing System from PrivateRX, a line of line of women’s intimate skincare products.
“To counteract this, the area should be treated with products that will cleanse and reduce microbes,” explains Blatt. PrivateRX Cooling Pads are specially formulated to cleanse and calm delicate skin following shaving and/or waxing. Non-greasy and fragrance-free, each cotton pad gently exfoliates dry, dead skin cells to help free ingrown hairs, relieve irritation, and prevent razor bumps and burns. PrivateRX Soothing Serum, a hydrating blend of botanicals and vitamins, accompanies Cooling Pads in minimizing the incidence of ingrown hairs by softening, soothing, and moisturizing freshly-shaved skin. Improving the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production, Soothing Serum’s proprietary formula attacks free radicals, reduces inflammation, and boosts cell energy and oxygenation for soft, supple skin.
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