Considering how often we shave, you're bound to run into a few cuts and nicks now and then - hopefully this isn't the norm for you though. Before I get into how to treat them when you do run into them, I'd like to ensure you're doing what you can to prevent getting them in the first place:
- Use quality shaving cream. Using an "airy" shaving cream that does little in terms of protecting your face will do just that - do very little to protect your face. Quality shaving cream = a quality shave.
- Ensure you aren't using a dull blade. Shaving with a dull blade is extremely abrasive on your skin and guaranteed to cause bleeding.
- Be patient. If you start carelessly rushing through your shaving process, you obviously increase the chances of accidentally cutting yourself. Be careful!
Another way you can treat bleeding is with a styptic pencil. By applying this to the nick or cut, it helps to stop the bleeding. If you don't have one, you can try using an ice cube to the cut to help stop the bleeding.
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