How To Get Rid Of Razor Burn Bumps
If you get a mild rash and irritated skin after shaving (better known as razor burn), you probably would like to know how to get rid of razor burn bumps. It may take several days to heal, but you still need to shave – so what do you do? Here are a few tips that might help.
- First of all, don’t shave when you first get up in the morning. Skin has a tendency to get puffy during the night, and it takes a few minutes for your skin to tighten up. Also, if you exercise in the mornings, wait to shave until after you have taken your shower. The sweat from exercising can irritate a freshly-shaved face.
- Be sure not to scrub the area of the razor burns. Use a product that contains salicylic acid or witch hazel to take away any dead skin and unclog the pores. The pores need oxygen to heal.
- Always use an antibacterial soap and a washcloth when cleaning your face. The soap will remove all the dirt, oils and bacteria. The washcloth will help to exfoliate the skin.
- Condition the skin before shaving. Your face is clean, now the hairs need to be softened up. Using a hair conditioner will soften the hairs. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse it off with hot water.
- Use a shaving gel that contains moisturizers. These gels get between your skin and your razor. This helps to prevent further razor burns. Using soap does not provide this protection from the razor.
- Before you start shaving, clean your razor with alcohol. Using alcohol will eliminate the bacteria that reside on your razor. You can even dip it in alcohol. Your bacteria-free razor will prevent germs from getting into your open pores and your razor burn.
- If you already have razor burns, give your skin a rest. Use a single blade razor for a few days. Your shave may not be as close, but it will give your skin a chance to heal. It will also prevent further irritation.
- After shaving, use a soothing gel. Tree tea oil or aloe vera gels are very soothing to the skin. They will also promote healing.
- Use the steps listed above to prevent further razor burns. Once your razor burns are all healed up, continue using the antibacterial soap, conditioning gels, moisturizing shaving gel and a razor cleaned with alcohol to prevent any future razor burns.