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The Best Shaving Routine To Avoid Razor Rash

The Best Shaving Routine To Avoid Razor Rash

Shaving can be a daily ritual for many, but it comes with its fair share of challenges, one of the most common being razor rash, also referred to as razor burn. This can leave your skin feeling red, itchy, and uncomfortable - no Hombre wants that. However, with the right shaving routine, you can minimize the likelihood of experiencing razor rash. Here are 6 effective tips to help you achieve a smooth, irritation-free shave.

1. Preparation is Key, Fellas.

Warm Water

Before you even pick up your razor, it's crucial to prepare your skin properly. Start by washing your face with warm water. This helps to open up your pores, making it easier for the razor to glide across your skin.


Using a gentle exfoliator can help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, allowing for a closer and smoother shave. Avoid harsh scrubs, as they can exacerbate irritation.

Set the Stage

Once your skin is nice and clean, prep your shave with a good quality pre-shave oil. Suavecito Pre-Shave Oil is formulated with natural ingredients like Vitamin E Oil, Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil that help soften the beard and skin for a smooth and seamless shaving experience.

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Pre-Shave oil dispensing into hand

Pre-Shave Oil

  • Pre-shave treatment for a smooth healthy shave
  • Softens the skin and beard
  • Helps prevent irritation and burn
  • Natural ingredients; Vitamin E Oil, Aloe Vera Oil and Jojoba Oil

2. Choose the Right Equipment

High-Quality Razor

Invest in a good quality razor. Opt for a good multi-blade or replaceable razor like a safety razor or straight razor, as they provide a closer shave with fewer passes. Make sure the blades are sharp and clean.

Shaving Cream or Gel

Use a high-quality shaving cream or gel to create a protective barrier between the razor and your skin. Look for products that are free from harsh chemicals and alcohol, as these can dry out and irritate your skin. We recommend Suavecito Shaving Cream for optimal performance.

Shaving Cream

  • Pre-whipped so you can use it right out of the jar. No brush needed.
  • Natural, refreshing peppermint scent.
  • Soothes and protects skin.
  • Long lasting - a little goes a long way!
Pre-Shave oil dispensing into hand

3. Technique Matters

Light Pressure

Avoid pressing too hard. Let the weight of the razor do the work. Applying excessive pressure increases the chances of irritation and razor rash.

Shave in the Direction of Hair Growth

Shaving against the grain can lead to ingrown hairs and razor rash. Always shave in the direction of hair growth for a smoother, gentler shave. Try using Suavecito Shave Gel. Its clear formula provides excellent visibility, ensuring you can see exactly where you're shaving.

Shave gel bottle

Shave Gel

  • Peppermint and Tea Tree infused
  • Hydrating and skin protective formula
  • Provides a close comfortable shave
  • Easy to use and apply
  • Clear formula so you can see what you are shaving

4. Post-Shave Care

Cold Water Rinse

After you've finished shaving, rinse your face with cold water to close the pores and soothe the skin.

Alcohol Based VS. Alcohol-Free Aftershave

For sensitive skin, opt for a gentle, alcohol-free aftershave to replenish lost moisture and calm your skin. Suavecito Menthol Aftershave Cream is a great option for a healthy, refreshing, alcohol-free finish, while Suavecito Aftershave works impeccably to tighten pores and won’t leave you feeling greasy or oily.

menthol aftershave cream

Menthol Aftershave Cream

  • Gentle, refreshing aftershave
  • Natural mint and menthol soothe skin
  • Reduce redness and irritation post-shave
  • Leaves skin soft and healed


  • Alcohol tightens pores and prevents infection after shaving
  • Menthol cools and soothes skin to prevent irritation
  • Works as a subtle cologne throughout the day
  • Available in 4 masculine scent options
line of aftershave bottles with multiple scents

5. Maintain Your Tools

Clean Your Razor

Rinse your razor thoroughly after each use to remove any hair, shaving cream, and dead skin cells. This prevents bacterial growth and ensures a clean shave every time.

Replace Blades Regularly

Dull blades can cause more friction, leading to irritation. Change your razor blades regularly, ideally after 5-7 uses.

6. Give Your Skin a Break

Skip Shaving Occasionally

If possible, give your skin a break from shaving to allow it to recover. This can be particularly beneficial for those with sensitive skin.

Remember, a great shaving routine is a combination of proper technique, quality products, and consistent maintenance. By following these steps, you can enjoy a smooth, irritation-free shave every time. Happy shaving!