Carol Boag male skin expert and owner of Glasshouse Rejuvenation for Men says: “A bad shaving rash could be down to using a blunt razor, shaving too much against the growth of the hair or not preparing the skin with warm water and a good product beforehand. Check these things first.”

“If you have a bad shaving rash, use a good post-shave balm to help soothe and calm the skin. If you have areas that are really sensitive then avoid shaving over those areas again until they have recovered, otherwise you will just make them worse. Mild cortisone creams will also help with the irritation as well as products with tea tree and lavender. Once the rash has cleared then make sure you exfoliate your skin regularly, especially before shaving as this will lift the hairs from the skin for a smoother, less irritating shave”