9 Best Razors for Sensitive Skin 2023 That’ll Provide a Clean Shave Without Irritation: Gilette Venus, Billie, Oui the Peopole
At a time when there are countless ways to get rid of unwanted hair, we stick to the good, old-fashioned shave. Can you blame us? Shaving is more convenient than waxing and less expensive than laser hair removal, not to mention it’s quick, easy, and beginner-friendly.
But for all there is to know and love about this grooming best practice, things can get a little hairy (no pun intended) if your skin gets sensitive. You need to take extra care to avoid nicks, cuts, bumps, irritation, and ingrown hairs, all of which can be caused by things like dry shaving (aka get your hands on a reliable shaving cream), according to California-based dermatologist Azadeh Shirazi, MD fast shaving, insufficient hydration and shaving against the direction of your hair growth.
You should also remember to change your razor often – old, dull razors are less likely to irritate your skin than a new, sharp blade (since you don’t have to force the razor across your skin). says Tracy Evans, MD, a San Francisco-based board-certified dermatologist and medical director of Pacific skin and cosmetic dermatology.
Aside from following the basic rules of proper shaving, the type of razor you use matters. When looking for a sensitive, skin-friendly razor, there are several important features to consider, including the number of blades, blade spacing, and special features like a skin guard, gliding strips, and finger grooves to minimize the risk of nicks. says dr Shirazi. Below we’ve rounded up nine of the best razors for sensitive skin that offer a close shave – without irritation.
What’s good about a weighted razor, you ask? Hannis The Weighted Razor, one of the best safety razors on the market and the winner of a 2022 Beckon Best of Beauty Award, it all makes sense. This 100% metal single blade razor requires no hard push or pull, giving you a close shave with every single use. The extra-long handle makes body shaving a breeze, plus it features finger grooves that “make the razor more comfortable to hold and allow better control when maneuvering over skin,” says Dr. Shirazi.
While single-blade Billie razors are ideal for those with sensitive skin, a multi-blade razor — like the one in Billie’s The Razor Starter Kit — means you’ll get a clean shave with fewer passes. This, in turn, results in fewer chances of cutting yourself. In addition, says Dr. Evans that a multi-blade razor can help compensate for the fact that hair grows in an irregular pattern. To keep razor burn at bay and keep cuts to a minimum, this razor contains a soothing aloe moisturizer. This kit also comes with a nifty magnetic holder and two spare blades, so you’re basically set.
It’s impossible to pick just one thing to rave about about Flamingo’s 5-Blade Razor, which happens to be one Beckon Best of Beauty winner 2022. The razor handle’s non-slip grip helps you maintain better control, which reduces the chance of accidentally cutting yourself, confirms Dr. Shirazi. The five sharp blades offer a smooth, gentle shave as they are lubricated with aloe and shea butter. Finally, the brand’s 360° comfort system consists of a swiveling head that moves in any direction you want.
We call The Best Shave Ever by Athena Club the unicorn of razors. It features a water-activated hyaluronic acid strip to protect against nicks and cuts, padded blades to enhance the shaving experience, and a magnetic clip to hang the razor when not in use. Another big plus: It is available in several colors to match your personal bathroom aesthetics. Like I said, unicorn.
The Gilette Venus Comfort Glide’s self-adjusting, curve-hugging design lets you reach every corner of your face with ease And body (including those hard-to-reach places around your armpits and knees). The razor also comes with a lubricating strip that “helps reduce friction and soothe skin while you shave,” notes Dr. Shirazi. Bonus: This set comes with two refills, so you can continue your shaving routine without interruption.
A weighted razor like The Single Sensitive Skin Razor by Oui the People will get the job done and get it done So. It has a single blade – so it doesn’t remove anything from your skin during the shaving process – and is made from recyclable stainless steel, which is more durable than plastic disposable razors. It also comes with 10 replacement blades to last through the summer and beyond, making the $85 price tag totally worth it.
It’s easier to prevent bumps and cuts than to treat them; So a razor like Schick Hydrosilk’s Sensitive Skin is a real winner for those looking to forestall potential irritation. The razor has skin guards to protect your skin with every stroke, which Dr. Shirazi helps create “a barrier between the blade and your skin to reduce friction, thereby minimizing the risk of nicks and cuts”. A skin guard razor is also great for the area between the lip and nose because it “protects the delicate edge of the skin in that area,” says Dr. Evans.
One look at Kitsch’s Perfect Glide Safety Razor and it’s easy to see that it offers great eye candy when it’s sitting in your shower. In addition, it features a single blade, which Dr. Shirazi creates less friction and therefore less skin irritation. Though each razor comes with five extra razor blades (yay for the no-hassle swap!), you can also purchase a pack that includes the brand’s popular Solid Shave Butter, which is infused with moisturizing shea butter to give your skin the best care while shaving .
It’s sayonara for razor bumps and redness, thanks to Truly Beauty’s Truly Blue Razor. The aloe and shea butter enriched gel pieces on this razor make the tool very special and suitable for people with sensitive skin. “Aloe Vera relieves itching and irritation and is also rich in phytosterols to help prevent transepidermal water loss,” explains Dr. Shirazi. As for the shea butter? dr Shirazi says it’s a powerful emollient with soothing properties, which is also a great source of allantoin to help heal irritation.
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