Razor bumps, also known as Pseudofollicultis Barbae, occurs when hair is removed temporarily by shaving, waxing or tweezing. The cause is from hair curling back into the skin causing the irritation and inflammation.
First lets take a look at your Routine
- Make sure you are shaving with the Grain and not Against
- Do no hold or pull Skin while you are shaving
- Try to avoid cutting hair Closely (if you want baby bottom smooth, look into laser hair removal)
- Use a Sharp single edge Razor
- Avoid repeatedly shaving in the same area (hence having a sharp blade, 1 stroke and Go!)
- Avoid shaving until your bumps have healed. You don't get your tattoo covered the day after you got it, so don't treat you face like that.
- Make sure skin is Wet and Moisturized before shaving apply an oil, like coco nut oi,.l before shaving cream.
- Decrease the amount of times a week you shave
- Use great post shaving care, (moisturize, exfoliate, aftershave, and cleanse)
Now Lets Treat Them!
- Aloe Vera- Can be use straight from Aloe plant or Purchase Organic all natural Gel http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/aubrey-organics-100-pure-aloe-vera-gel-4-fl-oz-gel/ao-1104#.VfsJcBFViko
- Hot Compress- Soak some cotton wool in hot water and apply to face after shaving to open pores.
- Witch Hazel- helps reduce redness and irritation
- Lemon Juice- is naturally acidic, it will reduce and stop bacteria, as well it decreases the amount of ingrown hairs from forming. Just apply lemon juice to razor burn to help reduce redness and prevent infection
- Tea Tree Oil- is a natural anti-bacterial agent . If using pure Tea Tree Oil please dilute with water before applying to skin.
- White Tea- wet some white tea bags and apply them to the infected area to reduce the irritation and swelling.
If these Techniques do not work for you this means you may need stronger remedies. some men suffer from Chronic outbreak and or have been dealing with this annoyance for many years. Don't worry we have some ideas.
The Strong Stuff
- See a dermatologist- get a medical opinion you may need prescription medicine and or creams.
- Topical treatments- Look for products that contain Salicylic or Gylcolic acid. Tretinion Cream and . prescription-strength hydro-cortisone creams.
- Needles- Sterilize a needle or pair of tweezers and Go Fishing! Remove the hairs that are lodged into those bumps(preferably with a needle) be careful not to tweez the hair. Use a warm compress to open pores and loosen skin insert the needle tip into bump, there may be blood and pus, use your tweezer to coax out all ingrown hairs like you would do a splinter.
All in all this is going to be a long process it takes 4 to 6 weeks for your bumps to heal and for your treatments to take effects. So please be persistent and be patient. Cant wait to see you new clear skin!!