Whether you wax, shave or use creams there is nothing more annoying and painful than those silly razor red bumps that appear and not only make your skin irritated but also destroy your hops of looking hot and feeling smooth. Fortunately there are a few effective remedies that can prevent or treat razor bumps quickly and the following is a list of them.
1- Don’t Pick The Bumps.
The bumps is a natural reaction of your body trying to fight bacterial infections in the hair follicles so don’t pick them as that can actually worsen the situation, also avoid shaving the affected area for three or four days until the bumps fade by themselves.
2- Salicylic Acid.
Salicylic Acid is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, it won’t only remove the dead skin cells that prevent air from getting to the hair follicles, but also it will reduce swelling and redness as well as killing bacteria that cause infections, this ingredient is found in asprin so you can just crush two aspirins in some water and applying it to the affected area.
Hydrocortisone helps to reduce inflammation and redness it also helps in speeding up the healing process, soften and moisturize the skin very well, however try not to use it very often so your skin doesn’t become acclimated to it and develop more annoying rashes when you don’t apply it on your skin for a while.
4- Prevent It.
The best way to avoid annoying razor bumps is to prevent them in the first place, here are some tips to avoid razor bumps.
Use a brand new razor every time you shave.
Soften your body by soaking it in warm water before shaving.
Apply a softening shaving gel a few seconds before shaving and from my experience, applying skin oil works better than the shaving gel.
Shave in the direction of the hair growth rather than against it.
After you finish rinse your body with cool water to close the follicles.
Dab dry your skin with the towel instead of rubbing it.
Moisturize your skin with a heavy moisturizer.
Wear cotton light cloth .