Razor burn treatment will help ease the discomfort, irritation and help to heal the bumps too. Razor burn is also called pseudofolliculitis barbae, razor bumps and shaving rash. It is a type of folliculitis- which means “inflamed hair follicles”. The body reacts to the ingrown hair with a red and bumpy rash. It occurs more often in curly haired folks. While this article is specific for men and facial hair, all these tips can be applied regardless of what part of the body you are shaving!
Once you already have bumps, there are a few razor burn treatments to try to soothe the rash.
Then follow the suggestions below the next time you shave to avoid another round of razor burn.
Of course you can completely eliminate razor burn by growing a beard, or at least letting it grow out for 30 days to
eliminate the ingrown hairs. Then use a single blade razor or electric
razor. Basically this keeps the hair long. If this is out of the
question, follow the steps below to create a new shaving routine.
Gentle exfoliation with sugar scrubs periodically can prevent ingrown hairs decreasing inflamed spots.
Warming the skin prior to shaving will allow the pores to open and you will be able to get a closer shave with less irritation. Use a warm compress or shave in or after a hot shower.
Shaving soaps can be made that are gentle and properly lubricate the skin.
Here are a couple basic tips to decrease the likelihood of getting razor burn in the first place:
Astringents can help to close up pores and decrease inflammation, ease redness and prevent infections or sores.
Apply additional oil if skin feels tight or dry. You can use the same oil that you used to shave with! That is part of the power of natural skin care- each ingredient has a wide array of uses!
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