one of my guy friends always got some sort of razor bumps when he shaved. naturally, i felt the need to help him with a little hippie magic 😉
this is great for both guys and gals, and all your need-to-be-shaved parts.
this is a 3-step process, but it’s so worth it! and it’ll make your skin/his skin smooth as a baby’s butt!
what can you use this for:
- any areas you get razor bumps
- post-shaving moisturizer
- salt (finely ground)
- emu oil
- coconut oil
- witch hazel (alcohol-free)
- EOs – optional, to make it smell more “manly” or more “feminine” (but use very little!). you can use certain EOs for certain purposes as well (for example, tea tree oil for breakouts, and lavender for antibacterial/antifungal goodness)
* pre-shave exfoliant – mix 3 parts fine salt with 1 part coconut oil (however much you need to cover the area you’ll need it for). the salt acts as an exfoliant, helping to reduce ingrown hairs and razor bumps, and the coconut oil soothes, heals, and moisturizes skin, while providing some antibacterial action for the razor bumps.
* shaving oil – plain ol’ emu oil. it soothes and heals skin with its abundance of vitamin e and fatty acids. it helps with scarring, redness, and inflammation. and of course, it moisturizes.
* post-shaving moisturizer and healer – mix 2 parts aloe to 1 part witch hazel. dab over areas prone to razor bumps. these 2 ingredients will heal your skin and reduce irritation.
STEP 1 : before you shave
- apply exfoliant to damp skin and rub in circular motions for 2 minutes. don’t press down on your skin too firmly
- gently wipe off with a warm, wet washcloth until it’s completely rinsed off
STEP 2 : for shaving
- apply emu oil to damp skin and rub in circular motions for 30 seconds
- shave as normal
- wipe excess oil (if any) off with a warm, wet washcloth
STEP 3 : after you shave
- dab moisturizer/healer mix onto the freshly shaved area/s with a cotton ball.
- allow to air dry
- this can be used 1 to 3 times a day, as needed.
DONE! so easy and effective!
last note – if you’re using razors, make sure that they are sharp and clean. you don’t want any jagged or dull blades. those will cause hairs to not be properly shaved, and can push them back into the skin, causing more razor bumps and ingrown hairs!
what do you think? are you gonna try it for yourself or make some for the men in your life? 🙂