Unsightly razor bumps are a skin irritation caused by shaving that can lead to infection and cause you pain. Razor bumps can be especially irritating in the bikini area because the skin is so sensitive. In this article we will talk about home remedies for razor bumps, from treating razor bumps to preventing them from happening in the first place. Let’s face it you don’t want to show off those bumps when you go to the beach or hang out by the pool do you?
Treatment of Razor Bumps
You know that razor burns suck! Let’s learn to deal with these little painful bumps and then we can learn to prevent them. First thing you should do is stop shaving for a few days and see if the hair will pop the bumps on there own. Plus if you shaved while having razor bumps you can risk irritating them more and increase your chances of an infection.
Next apply some aloe, salicylic acid, witch hazel, or glycoloic acid to the irritated area after a hot bath or shower. If you can apply which ever product a couple times a day and try to keep from scratching the irritated area.
If you have infected ingrown hairs use some neosporin antibacterial cream on the infected area. You should see a doctor if you razor bumps last longer than several weeks.
Here are Some Home Remedies for Razor Bumps
Here are some tips to reduce the chance of getting razor bumps in the first place. Try these home remedies for razor bumps. Try and shave every other day or even two days. This will give your skin time to recoup from your last shaving bout. First thing is to exfoliate the skin to remove any dead cells. This will allow for a clean and close shave. Make sure your razor is sharp. Dull razors are no good and will tear the hair instead of cut it. Shave against the grain but try to not go over the same place twice. If you have to go with the grain this time around.
Do your shaving business in the shower, preferably in a hot shower. The heat and steam will soften up your hairs and make your skin have less of a chance of irritation. Also do not press down when shaving let the razor glide over your skin and make sure you use a shaving cream that has some other moisturizing ingredient in it.
Once your done with shaving rinse off with cold water. This will close up your pores and lessen the chance of irritation and infection. Dry the shaved area by patting not rubbing. I hope these home remedies for razor bumps help you out in the future.