5 Products That Get Rid Of Razor Burn — Fast

Shaving is a complicated dance of perfect exfoliation, sharp razor blades, and really good balance. Get the moves right, and it's smooth sailing. Get them wrong, and it's twisted limbs, nicks and cuts, and most commonly, razor burn.

The form of inflammation, caused by a disruption to the outer layer of skin, is annoying as hell. But it's a lot easier, and faster, to fix than you might think. We spoke to dermatologist and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Hospital, Josh Zeichner, MD, and New York City-based dermatologist Hadley King, MD, who both say it takes just a few simple steps to cure razor burn quickly. Read ahead for their expert tips and product picks.


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Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion

"When the skin is irritated, it's important to help provide a protective seal so the skin can maintain hydration," says Dr. Zeichner. He recommends this lightweight lotion, which contains triple-purified petrolatum, because it's easy to spread and doesn't leave skin greasy.
Vaseline Intensive Care Unscented Advanced Repair Lotion$8.49 Buy

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment

Dr. King prefers this Aquaphor ointment, which is rich enough to lock in moisture to create what she calls an ideal "wound-healing environment."
Aquaphor Unscented Aquaphor Healing Ointment Tube $4.79 Buy

Fur Stubble Cream

Sure, this is more than you'd spend on everyday body lotion, but this after-shave cream works to soothe and prevent ingrowns, bumps, and razor burn.
FUR Stubble Cream$38.00 Buy

Aveeno Active Naturals Anti-Itch Cream

"Besides a good moisturizer, you may need to apply a 'fire extinguisher' to the skin," says Dr. Ziechner. After spreading lotion everywhere, he recommends spot-treating inflamed areas with an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream like this one.
Aveeno Active Naturals Anti-itch Cream$4.99 Buy

Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash

Dr. Zeichner says you should be extra careful when cleansing the skin when you have razor burn. Avoid harsh scrubs and exfoliators, which can make matters worse. Instead, stick to hydrating cleansers that remove dirt and oil while protecting the integrity of the outer layer of skin.

If your rash still doesn't improve in a few days, Dr. Zeichner suggests seeing a board-certified dermatologist for an evaluation.
Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash$5.99 Buy
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