Razor Bump Treatment
Razor bump treatment varies depending on what type of method you prefer. Some razor bump treatment requires minor lifestyle modification to get rid of these irritants. Razor bumps develop after shaving and are small-irritated bumps found on the skin. The condition occurs when hair strands curl inward and grow in the skin. These bumps irritate the skin and form pimples, which lead to scarring. This condition is prevalent with African Americans and anyone who has tightly curled hair and affects mostly men.
Things you need for razor bump treatment:
- Shaving cream
- Razor blades
- Electric razors
- Change your razor blades often. Dull razor blades increase the skin irritation. Avoid using razors that have three or more blades because those types of razors raise the hair and place it below the top layer of your skin. As part of your razor bumps treatment, use electric razors instead of regular razors. Electric razors tend not to irritate to your skin, and they provide you with a smoother shave.
- Change your Shaving method. Instead of shaving against the grain, try shaving towards the grain. Shaving against the hair growth direction irritates your follicle more. Try to use your razor in one area once. When you use it repeatedly, you ran the risk of increasing skin irritation. Finally, shave slowly and gentle to avoid having to use razor bump treatment in the future.
- Try hair removal creams as a razor bump treatment. Hair removal creams irritate the skin less than razor blades and are good razor bump treatments. However, hair removal creams are messy and sometimes the smell is undesirable. However, they tend to irritate the skin less than using a razor. Putting up with the smell is good alternative to avoid having to deal with this problem.
- Use preventative care to control razor burn. Do this by taking a hot bath or shower before shaving your hair. This hydrates the skin, and makes it easier to shave as well as causes less irritation. Avoid using soap, and use a shaving cream. If this is not feasible, use hot water, wash and dry the face then apply the shaving cream. This helps to open your skin pores, and ensure better shaving.
- Shave less frequently. Stop shaving for a few days and let the hair grown in, and after a few days shave again. When you use this razor bump treatment, there is no stimulation on the area to increase razor bumps. You can still look good if you do not shave daily so give this treatment a try.
- Massage the area. Use warm water before you shave and massage the area. This helps to lift the hair away from the skin and reduces the chances that the hair would curl back inwards. Massage during shower to save time, and apply a shaving gel after.
There are several types of shaving creams available for you to purchase. Therefore, choose one that is appropriate for your skin type, but avoid shaving creams that have alcohol as ingredients. Since, they act as a stimulant making the condition worse.