How Can I Avoid Shaving Bumps?
Many men ask, how can I avoid shaving bumps when shaving my face? Razor bumps often result in a lack of confidence or insecurity about one’s appearance. There are many things you can do to avoid shaving bumps. Shaving bumps occur when the hair follicle is cut too closely to the skin or underneath the skin, which causes the hair to grow inwards instead of outwards, resulting in razor bumps. While many men think that the more blades a razor has will produce better results, this is false because the closer the shave is, the more irritation will occur.
- To avoid shaving bumps it’s important to prepare the face prior to shaving. Prior to shaving, ensure your skin is clean to avoid irritation and bacterial infections after shaving. When cleansing the skin, use warm water because it will soften the hair follicles, which is important for reducing irritation. Make sure the razor you are using has a sharp blade because a dull blade is more likely to result in razor bumps.
- To avoid shaving bumps it’s important to make sure your are shaving properly. To ensure the hair grows back correctly and in the correct direction, always shave with the grain. While shaving against the grain will produce a closer shave, going against the grain will cause ingrown hairs. While shaving, do now press down on the razor. Run the razor lightly over the skin, allowing the blade to do all the work.
- To avoid shaving bumps end the shaving sessions correctly. To avoid bacteria entering the pores after you have finished shaving, rewash the face. Make sure all the shaving cream has been rinsed thoroughly with cold water. While hot water opens the pores, allowing shaving to be easier, cold water closes pores, sealing them from bacteria. After you have rewashed your face apply an aftershave treatment, such as Tend Skin.
No matter how hard you try to avoid shaving bumps, they are bound to occur periodically. When you do end up with razor bumps, apply either Glycolic acid or Salicylic acid to the area to reduce irritation and to promote rapid healing.