Razor Burn Solution
If you read my last article, you know that the ultimate solution for razor
burn is to use a good facial fluid on a daily basis. Now, you need to know what it takes to make a good
facial fluid. It’s all about the ingredients.
The best facial fluids to heal and prevent razor
burn contain witch hazel, D-Panthenol, capuacu butter, Babassu wax and Xtend-TK. These ingredients are all present
in nature and any one of them could help “a little”. The trick is combining them in just the right way. That’s why
I recommend a well-designed facial fluid, rather than a single ingredient. Here’s how these ingredients work and
why you want your facial fluid to contain all of them.
Witch hazel was the most popular aftershave for many years. It wasn’t until
petroleum-based alcohols because so cheap and readily available that barbers stopped using witch hazel. Some
barbers still prefer witch hazel and many have returned to using it because it is more natural.
Witch hazel provides a variety of benefits related to preventing and healing razor
burn. First, it soothes the occasional irritation caused by shaving. It has natural anti-inflammatory activity that
reduces redness. It is even beneficial for cracked or blistered skin.
The mild astringent activity helps to prevent infections in shaving nicks. It
helps heal sunburns, too. Instead of causing the burn you feel after using an alcohol-based aftershave, you feel a
soothing sensation and maybe a little tingling.
D-Panthenol is also known as vitamin B5. The nutrient is very important for the
skin’s health and appearance, as it is involved in tissue repair. It provides relief for razor burn and provides
some natural protection against sunburn.
Capuacu butter comes from a South American fruit and was used by native healers to
help heal burns of all kinds. The fruit contains essential fatty acids that lubricate and soothe inflammation. The
composition is very similar to the skin’s own oils but the butter does not leave a greasy feeling.
Babassu is another soothing ingredient that can be used whether your skin is
naturally oily or naturally dry. It has anti-inflammatory activity that reduces the redness of razor burn and
irritated skin. Another benefit is that it helps to moisturize without clogging the pores and creates a lightweight
barrier that keeps dirt and grime out of the pores.
Xtend-TK is a proprietary formula that contains the protein keratin. Keratin is
the main component of the cells in the skin’s outer layers. The keratin in Xtend-TK is bioavailable, meaning that
the body can use the protein to repair cell damage.
This natural ingredient has proven anti-inflammatory activity that is quite
potent. It actually inhibits inflammation. The other ingredients “reduce” or soothe inflammation but do not prevent
it. With regular use, a facial fluid containing Xtend-TK can help to prevent occasional razor burn.
All the Steps
Use a good lubricant. Use a sharp razor and use your facial
fluid as an aftershave treatment. That is the complete solution for razor burn.
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