Treating Razor Bumps
Having trouble treating razor bumps? As razor bumps are a common condition, if you shave at all you will likely need to know a treatment for razor bumps. Razor bumps can be embarrassing, itchy and even painful. Untreated razor bumps can even lead to scars on the skin. If you already have razor bumps, it's best to avoid shaving over them and further irritating them. While prevention might be most important, treating razor bumps is also important. Remember, do not pick at razor bumps, and replace your razor, or razor blades, once per week.
To treat your razor bumps, you will need:
- An astringent
- Aloe vera
- Moisturizing lotion
- Cortisone ointment
- Apply an astringent to the affected skin. There are many over-the-counter products that are considered astringents. One ingredient to look for is witch hazel. Don't use this too often, as it can do the opposite and actually irritate the skin. Use the astringent once per day at the most. Focus the attention on the razor bumps themselves.
- Use aloe vera on the razor bumps. If you purchase an over-the-counter aloe vera gel, choose a variety that does not contain alcohol. Alcohol will aggravate your razor bumps, making them more painful. Apply aloe vera once per day.
- Apply a moisturizing lotion to your razor bumps. You don't need to use a lotion that is indicated just for razor bumps. Just use a moisturizing lotion at least once per day. Use it in conjunction with the other methods of treatment.
- Use an ointment containing cortisone to treat your razor bumps once or twice per day. Cortisone is effective for treating razor bumps by decreasing the itch and irritation. In addition, it promotes the healing process.