Shaving Tips for Eczema and Sensitive Skin

Shaving Tips for Eczema and Sensitive Skin

Elizabeth Scott

Eczema and sensitive skin can make shaving an uncomfortable daily task. A good technique and the right moisturizing, alcohol free and fragrance free shave creme is essential to make the process more comfortable and reduce irritation. For men, adding a pre-shave oil to your routine can also reduce irritation and up the moisture. Many gels and creams contain alcohol and fragrances that can aggravate sensitive skin and eczema. Our research turned up some shaving tips and a few excellent shaving product options for people suffering with sensitive and eczema skin.

Tips for the Best Shave:

  • For the face, start with an alcohol and fragrance free cleanser for sensitive skin.
  • Also for the face consider using pre-shave oil which will help the razor glide and add a protective layer.
  • Use a sharp, high quality razor blade.
  • Change your blade often and don’t let it get dull and dirty.
  • Use a moisturizing, fragrance free, alcohol free shave gel or cream.  
  • Look for anti-inflammatory ingredients such as glycerin or aloe for your products.
  • After shaving wash off the shave cream or gel and rinse with cool water.
  • Use an aftershave balm or your favorite emollient or cream to protect your newly shaved skin.

Pre-Shave Oil for Sensitive and Eczema Skin:

Shaving Creams for Eczema and Sensitive Skin:

Sensitive skin and eczema can present challenges! It's a good idea to do a patch test when trying a new product. And check for ingredients you may be allergic to.  What's your favorite way to shave?  Let us hear and help others.