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How To Treat Razor Bumps
Whether you are a man or woman we all love a close shave. But while trying to get that smooth skin we are often left with annoying and unsightly razor bumps.
When the sharp closely shaven hair penetrates the skin it causes inflammation and swelling. Men tend to have the biggest issue because they shave daily.
About 60% of African-american and hispanic men are affected because the curved hair curls back into the skin. About 20% of caucasian men are affected.
With the right products and a consistent regimen razor bumps can be successfully treated. The following regimen is an effective solution to help get rid of razor bumps and calm the skin.
How To Get Rid of Razor Bumps
Step 1: Cleansing
Wash with a gentle cream cleanser. Look for products that contain ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E to calm and condition the skin. This step is important for skin’s healing and resilency. With the cleanser still on the face you will shave the hair. You should shave in the direction of the hair growth with a single-edge disposable blade like Bic for sensitive skin.
Do Not go over the area repeatedly to get a close shave. Use the blade no more than twice then throw it away.
Do Not stretch the skin to get a closer shave because when the skin bounces back hair will be trapped below the skin creating an environment for inflammation.
Be sure to shave in the direction of hair growth avoiding too much manipulation of the skin. Rinse the skin with luke warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Step 2: Treat
This is the step where an aftershave treatment is applied. An aftershave treatment that contains ingredients like lavendar and chamomile as well as additives to interrupt the inflammatory process is the way to go. This step will help to calm redness, soothe irritation and reduce sensitivity.
Step 3: Moisturize
This is an important step to replenish the skin’s moisture. Many men skip this crucial hydrating step. Apply the moisturizer to your entire face and neck.
Step 4: Sun Protection
Protect your skin from the sun’s rays and help keep the skin cooler by minimizing facial redness. For men and women of color, sunscreen is essential to prevent hyperpigmentation or darkening of the affected shaved area. This should be applied year round, even on hazy days. Apply the sunscreen to your entire face and neck as well. The step can be skipped in the evenings.
Now that you know how to get rid of razor bumps you must be consistent with your regimen. The key to great skin is proper skincare and the key to great skincare is using products developed to address your personal skin concerns.
It is important to be consistent with the routine even after razor bumps have subsided to maintain healthy skin.
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