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Razor Bumps

How to deal with the razor bumps

  • Know the enemy – Redness may be caused by simple irritation as the hair begins to grow back. Red bumps can also be the result of ingrown hairs burrowing into the skin, or folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicle.
  • Treat itching and redness – If you have inflamed, irritated skin, a topical hydrocortisone cream applied to the area will provide relief
    from the itching and tenderness. It will also soften the skin, making it easier for the hair to grow naturally. Most treatments are applied twice daily until the symptoms disappear.
  • Deal with ingrown hairs – Getting ingrown hairs to straighten up and start marching in the right direction requires removing dead skin, softening the skin around the hair and gently shifting the hairs into a new trajectory. You can do this with gentle exfoliation and massage using a clean cloth, loofa, sponge or very soft bristled brush. Finish off with an antibacterial ointment that will disinfect the area and speed up healing. You can also use a hydrocortisone cream to deal with itching and discomfort.
  • Protect your tender parts – After treating razor bumps, wear loose, comfortable clothing until the irritation goes away — well, when you’re not actually in your teeny-weeny bikini, anyway. Loose panties are a good idea, too. Hey, aim for comfort. Your tender parts deserve it.
  • Declare a friction free zone – Red, tender, itchy skin is nature’s way of telling you to protect your hide. Keep freshly shaved spots friction free until the redness and discomfort disappears.
  • Waxing – Prevent all these skin problems getting wax . The hair is going to grow back much soft, the skin will be much smooth and no extra care.

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