6 Tips to Prevent Razor Burns on Neck with an Electric Razor

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It’s a common problem that many men face. Razor burn on the neck, caused by using an electric shaver, which can lead to skin irritation. Sometimes it can be so bad that you have to stop shaving for days! Don’t worry though, there are some simple solutions that will help prevent razor burn and discomfort when shaving with an electric shaver. In this article, we’ll discuss how to prevent razor burn on your neck when using an electric shaver.

1. Wash your face with warm water and soap to remove any dirt or oil

Man applying oil to skin

It’s important that you clean your skin before shaving. Make sure your skin is free of impurities such as oils, sweat, or makeup. This will help the razor glide over your skin more smoothly and reduce any skin irritation while providing a closer cut than if it were dry. If you’re in a hurry though, make sure at least to wet your face before applying shaving cream/gel so there is less friction between the blade and skin surface during the shave. A hot shower works great for this purpose!

Many electric shavers have a wet/dry option, so try it out with your specific model and see what works better for you. If not, there are always shaving creams that can help protect your skin from razor burn while still providing a close cut.

2. Use shaving cream to help the blade glide over your skin

Man applying shaving cream

Using a shaving cream or gel will help the blade glide over your skin, rather than drag against it. This provides a much closer shave and reduces irritation significantly as well! If you don’t have any shaving cream available though, soap works just fine too – but make sure to wet your face so there is less friction between the blade and skin surface during the shave.

Aloe vera also works as a great substitute for shaving cream, and many people find it provides an even closer shave than traditional creams/gels. Plus you get the added benefit of aloe vera helping to soothe any irritation or razor burn!

You can also use your electric shaver with conditioner instead to see if that works better for you.

3. Always shave in the direction of your hair growth

Shaving in the direction of hair growth not only provides a closer cut but also reduces irritation from going over the same area more than once. It’s recommended that you use slow short strokes to further reduce any potential pain and discomfort while shaving.

Make sure your electric shaver is set at its lowest setting too! This will result in less friction between the blade and skin surface during the shave which means less razor burn for you after. Rinse off your blade frequently with warm water (when necessary) throughout each stroke as well to keep it clean and free of hairs that may dull or damage your shaver’s blades over time. Use an alcohol-free post-shave balm containing moisturizers afterward to provide some relief if you’ve had a particularly troublesome shave.

4. Shave in small circular motions instead of long strokes.

When shaving with an electric shaver over longer areas of skin, like the neck or jawline, for instance, it’s best to use more circular motions instead of long strokes. This ensures that all hairs are cut evenly and smoothly without any missed spots in between!

Always make sure to keep the shaver at a 90° angle or less. Any greater than this can lead to nicks and cuts like you would get with any other type of razor!


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Rotary heads are designed specifically to follow the contours of your face better than other types of electric shavers. This is especially important when shaving around jawlines and angles where your face meets your neck.

Moving in slow circular motions will help to reduce any discomfort while shaving and provide a much closer cut than long strokes could ever give you! Use short fast strokes for areas with less contour like the upper lip or chin area where there is little change in skin surface shape/angle.

5. Consider lubricating your foils and blades

A little bit of extra lubrication goes a long way when using an electric shaver! Lubricating your electric shavers with some pre-shave oil or conditioner can make all the difference between nicks, cuts, razor burn as well as providing a much closer cut overall. Make sure to rinse off any excess oils from your blade/foil afterward so it doesn’t start collecting facial hair that will dull its cutting ability over time. This also reduces how often you’ll have to thoroughly clean them too which is always a plus in our book!

6. Rinse your face with cold water after shaving to close pores and prevent bacteria from entering them

You may not feel like you need to do this, but it’s actually an important step that helps prevent acne and bacteria buildup. It also reduces redness/inflammation on your face post-shave by closing pores off that were possibly left open during the shaving process. Always pat dry with a clean towel instead of rubbing when finished! This can lead to further skin irritation if done too roughly or for too long in one area.

Aftershave may also come in handy if you’re looking for some relief after shaving. Always remember to use an alcohol-free post-shave balm containing moisturizers like aloe vera gel afterward as well!


How do I get rid of razor burn on my neck?

If you already have a razor burn, the best way to eliminate this is by using a gel or other after-shave balm containing moisturizers. This will help to soothe and cool the skin quickly while providing some relief for any discomfort you may feel from shaving.

Massaging the skin with a good moisturizer after shaving is also another great way to reduce redness and irritation. This will help the skin heal at its own pace without any unnecessary interference from chemical-filled products that can irritate it further!

What are the main causes of razor burn with an electric shaver?

Razor burn on the neck can be caused by a number of things. The main factor is not following the proper technique when shaving with an electric shaver.

Using too much pressure against the skin while shaving will cause you to go over the same spot multiple times and can lead to skin irritation, redness, and razor burn on the neck area. Not using a pre-shave product such as shave oil or gel before applying shaving cream/foam – if your face isn’t properly prepared for a close shave it’s going to get cut up!

How long does a razor burn on the neck last?

A razor burn on the neck usually goes away within a couple of days, but it can take up to two weeks for some people depending on how deep the cut is and how fast your skin heals.

How to reduce skin irritation from a razor burn?

Coconut oil is a great remedy to soothe and reduce irritation from a razor burn. Just rub some onto the affected area for about five minutes then rinse it off!

Honey is also another great natural treatment to try when you’re looking for relief from your post-shave discomfort. Spread honey thinly on the skin without rubbing too hard, let dry and wash off with lukewarm water in circular motions gently after about 15-20 minutes or so.

How do I get rid of razor bumps?

If you already have razor bumps, we recommend using an exfoliating facial scrub twice weekly to help prevent more build-up underneath your skin that could potentially turn into painful ingrown hairs. This can be applied directly over problem areas by massaging it in before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Be sure to pat dry afterward.


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