Summer is on its peak already, but you still haven’t trooped to the beach. Why is that, we wonder? Isn’t it because you have—gasp!—Razor Bumps? Don’t worry too much, though; we all have our bad days, and having “Razor Bumps” is just a part of them.
For those who are cosmetically challenged, a razor bump refers to a minor skin condition wherein you have shaved a part of your body but, instead of the hair falling off just as you have intended, part of it becomes trapped in your skin pore. If left for a long enough time, there’s a high chance that some scarring will occur because of that “hair” being inflamed. Yup, as you can imagine, this will make for really unsightly viewing, particularly if you’re letting it “all” off on the beach.
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- Of course, we’re also acknowledging that it can be quite hard to remove those ugly Razor Bumps. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re completely hopeless; as you can read below, it can be really quite easy removing this “condition”. All you need is a lot of time and patience. Hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know, but as long as you can properly pull this off, you’ll be smiling so wide that your grin will even reach the brims of your parasol.
- First off, try to make sure that you do not have any washing products or cleansers that contain alcohol or perfume in it. Both alcohol and perfume, as you may well know by now, has a severely drying effect on your skin; using any of these after you have shaved your skin can really cause you some pain and irritation.
- Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s proceed to the “proper” procedure: first, you have to rinse the skin area that has these Razor Bumps with warm water. Afterwards, use an alcohol- or perfume-free cleanser; it enables you to remove bacteria from your skin to make sure that it will not be irritated from the process that is about to follow.
- Next, lather up the area with some high-quality cleanser let it stand for half a minute before attempting to shave. If the razor bumps look like it may be harder to scrape off, then try waiting for two to three minutes before using the “blade”. You can also try applying the lather in a “gentle” motion instead of “scrubbing” it outright.
- Now, gently use your “new” (we really have to stress it like this because your “old” one may do more harm than good) razor blade in shaving the bumps. If you want to achieve a “cleaner” look, make sure that the razor that you have bought is double- or even triple-bladed.
- Try shaving in the direction where your hair “falls”; otherwise, if you’re shaving against it, your Razor Bumps will even create “smaller” ones because of that technique. When rinsing your blade, use only cold water, since warm water can make the blades of the razor less sharp than it usually is.
Now that you have managed to shave all of the bumps, you can now rinse your skin with cool water, and you can also apply (just like with your cleanser) an alcohol- or oil-free skin moisturizer. Now that wasn’t so hard, was it? For more help in trying to remove your razor bumps, please visit your local dermatologist.