Updated: Jan 24
After shaving or using other hair removal techniques, the hair may grow back inward, causing a bump to form.
Razor bumps can occur anywhere where a person shaves or removes hair, and they can be red or white. There are several strategies to help remove razor bumps quickly and allow the skin to heal.
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that helps fight inflammation, slough off dead skin cells and remove razor bumps.
Salicylic acid helps treat acne and reduces razor bumps. It is available in drug stores and online.
Glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid, can speed up the skin's natural sloughing process. It can help remove skin cells from the surface of the skin and give the skin a smoother appearance.
Ingrown hair may be removed by pulling the hair out of the skin by using sterile, pointed tweezers, but not by picking or squeezing the bumps.
Scrubs for the skin can remove dead skin cells and free ingrown hairs by physically sloughing off dead skin cells.
The brush can help remove dead skin cells and debris clogging the pores in the areas shaved, which can prevent razor bumps from forming.
Applying a warm, wet washcloth on the skin can help draw out ingrown hairs. In a hot shower or sauna, the area may also be steamed.
Razor burn can occur if a person does not use shaving gel or cream before shaving. If no lubricant is used, a person may get razor bumps several days later.Using some lubricant can help this a lot.
Shaving very close close to the skin increases the risk of ingrown hairs. An electric razor on a low setting is more effective.
Retinoids may help prevent razor bumps and acne, but they take several weeks to reach their full results.
Shaving or plucking the hair can lower the risk of razor bumps by cleansing the skin, using a skin care product that contains salicylic acid or glycolic acid, shaving only when the skin is wet, using a fresh, sharp razor, and cleaning the razor.Its very important to have a good shaving routine.
Some people may wish to try hair removal creams, but their skin may be sensitive to these products.
Another option for shaving bumps is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments to produce results and requires less hair growth.
Please talk to your barber and ask them about product recommendations and for them to go over your shaving routine with you.