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Food and Drink That Will Eradicate Your Shaving Rash

food and wineWe’ve all been there; every single man has had to endure it at some point or another during their lifetime. The quick, final check before we head out the door is all good – sporting a smooth, soft, clean-shaven appearance – but then a glance in a different mirror just hours later reveals a myriad of tiny red bumps dotted around the neckline, chin and cheeks.

Shaving rash is sneaky – and it can be an absolute nightmare when it creeps up in the minutes after patting your face dry with a towel. Moisturiser is of course the immediate go-to product when the red blotches begin to surface, but there are actually several other items available which also have similar effects when it comes to reducing shaving rash. The next time you feel an itch arising, you might be best clambering about inside your kitchen cupboards rather than your bathroom cabinet, as the following food and drink products have the ability to calm irritated skin at an impressive rate.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is packed with anti-inflammatory properties – making it a terrific candidate for a shaving rash solution. All you need is a few cotton wool balls and a tub of this acidic seasoning. Simply dip the cotton balls in the apple cider vinegar and dab the damp cotton onto the rashy area. Allow it to dry for 5-10 minutes before lightly splashing water on top and washing away the solution.

Lemon Juice

The acidic properties loitering in lemon juice have made it a popular home remedy for shaving rash for decades. Simply squeeze a lemon so that the juice inside drops into a bowl, and then dip a cotton ball into this juice and apply it to the rashy skin. Allow it to dry for 5-10 minutes before washing it off with water.


If you ever needed another reason to love the classic British brew, then here it is. Teabags are actually great for removing shaving rash on some men. Again, it’s the acidic elements inside this product that render it suitable for reducing inflammation in the skin. Simply pop a tea bag into some hot water like you would if you were making an ordinary cuppa, let it cool for 10 minutes, then dab the teabag over the affected area.


It might be great in sandwiches, but cucumber is actually even better for your skin – especially when it comes to shaving rash. Packed with vitamins that soothe itchiness and irritation, cold cucumber slices can be lightly dabbed against the skin to relieve it of itchiness within a matter of minutes.

All of the above food and drink items can do wonders to get rid of that pesky shaving rash, but as so often is the case with many things in life – initial prevention is the greatest cure. If you’re finding your electric razor is causing your skin to erupt in red blotchy patches, you might be best going for a wet shave with the Feather AS-D2S DE Safety Razor – available online at Henry Tibbs. This stainless steel precision razor has been designed with perfect balance in mind, allowing the user to embrace a thorough, clean, decisive shave. This razor comes with a knurled hand for maximum grip, as well as its very own stylish matching stand.

Feather AS-D2S DE Safety Razor

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