It’s common to feel irritation or a must-scratch-it-now! sensation after shaving. “That’s caused by the sensitive nature of the skin down there, as well as the curved nature of the hair follicle,” explains Dr. Rossi.
You can prevent that prickly feeling with a good dose of post-shave moisturizer. Look for a soothing lotion that contains aloe or camphor—this will help reduce the itching and ease irritation, he says.
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But if those problems persist for several days or more, you might have folliculitis—an inflamed hair follicle—or a bacterial or fungal infection. Visit a dermatologist, who can ID your condition and prescribe possible treatments like steroid or antibacterial creams.