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Dove Men+Care Shaving Rash

How to stop shaving rash

The feeling of smooth skin after a shave is unbeatable. Shaving rash isn’t. Follow these simple steps to prevent shaving rash and come out of your routine with healthy, hydrated skin. 

  • 1


    Pre-shave prep is extremely important to prevent shaving rash – make sure your skin is wet before applying products so the hair is softer and easier to remove 

  • 2

    Brush up.

    For a closer shave, use a badger brush to apply your shaving cream – it will ensure the lather completely surrounds the hairs so you achieve a closer, smoother result

  • 3

    Shaving cream.

    Using a good quality shaving cream will reduce the risk of developing a rash – it needs to contain lubricants to provide a smooth razor glide over your skin. Dove Men+Care Hydrate+ Shave Cream does all that, plus its moisturising agents will help protect your skin from razor irritations

  • 4

    Keep your razor sharp.

    Change the blade regularly – a sharp razor is much less likely to cut your skin, and will remove the hairs cleanly so they won’t create bumps when they grow back

  • 5

    Refine your technique.

    For best results, shave in the direction your hair grows, pressing lightly and not applying too much pressure, with short, swift movements. Clean the blade after every stroke, too

  • 6


    Post-shave, apply something soothing post-shave balm to relieve burning and irritation

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