How to get rid of razor bumps

November 12, 2012

How to get rid of razor bumps

If you suffer with bumps and rashes following shaving, it can be both unsightly and worrying.

It is common practice for both men and women to shave their pubic area for aesthetic and practical reasons. However once shaved you may well notice that your pubic area is bumpy and unsightly due to a razor rash. This razor rash may well be made worse because the skin rarely gets any fresh air meaning there may well be a build-up of sweat, excess oil and bacteria. However you can get rid of razor bumps without too much difficulty and take steps to prevent them reoccurring.

Before you start

  • In order to get rid of razor bumps you should take some simple steps before you start shaving.

  • Use an antibacterial cleanser to wash the pubic area prior to shaving. This is important because shaving causes skin pores to open and then it is possible for bacteria to get under the skin more easily which is one contributing factor to razor rash.

  • Change your razor after two or three shaves to avoid dull blades which may be full of bacteria – pubic hair will cause dull blades quickly as it is thicker and coarser than other body hair. A dull blade will pull on the hair causing irritation which will contribute to razor rash.

  • If you are trying to get rid of razor bumps that you already have then you may want to try a hot compress for 5 to 10 minutes – this will both reduce swelling and help cleanse the area.

  • When shaving be sure to go with the growth of your hair – shaving against the direction of growth is likely to cause pulling on the skin creating the bumps.

  • Use shaving gel or some other kind of lubricant which will give a much smoother shave meaning you won’t need to get rid of razor bumps.

  • If your razor rash becomes very sore and unsightly you may want to consider using a mild hydrocortisone cream – sparingly – which will reduce inflammation and redness.

  • Using witch hazel or witch hazel based products is a good way to get rid of razor bumps – witch hazel is a natural product which has a calming soothing effect.

  • Always choose cotton underwear so that your skin can breathe properly and the risk of bacteria and sweat gathering on your skin will be reduced.

  • Gently exfoliate twice a week.

If you take care before, during and after shaving your pubic area you should be able to solve the problem of those unsightly bumps very quickly.

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