How to Prevent Razor Bumps

In this post we are going to look at the various ways to prevent razor bumps. Meanwhile, razor bumps are not only an unsightly by-product of hair removal, but they can become infected and cause you pain and even skin problems. The bikini area can be particularly problematic because the skin is so sensitive.

So in this post I am going to show you the best ways to prevent razor bumps from appearing in your skin and irritating your skin. I have stipulated six ways to prevent razor bumps. They are as follows:

1. Throw Out Any Dull Razors

A dull or rusty razor can keep you from getting a clean shave, whether it is by snagging hairs instead of cutting them, or irritating the skin around the follicle. So you have to throw out any dull razors if you really want to prevent yourself razor bumps.

2. Shave Once In Three Days

Shaving every day can irritate new bumps, so try to wait and only use a razor every third day. If you can, shaving every third day is even better. It is advisable to shave once in three days if you really want to prevent yourself razor bumps.

3. Shave In The Shower

The steam from a warm shower serves two purposes: first, it makes the hair softer and seconds it makes your skin less prone to nicks and irritation. If you usually shave first, consider reorganizing your shower tasks so that you do it last. Try to give it five minutes before you start shaving. If you don’t have time to shower, wet a washcloth with water that is as warm as you can stand and lay it over the area you are going to shave. Try to leave it for two or three minutes before shaving. It is advisable to shave in the shower if you really want to prevent yourself razor bumps.

4. Use Shaving Cream

Shaving cream can also soften hairs and make them easier to remove (as well as making it easier to track where you have shaved and where you haven’t). Find cream that includes Aloe Vera or any other moisturizing compounds. If you are in a pinch and have no shaving cream, use hair conditioner instead. It is better than nothing. It is advisable to use shaving cream if you really want to prevent yourself razor bumps.

5. Try Not To Go Over The Same Area Twice

To prevent yourself from getting razor bumps, then you have to try not to go over the same area twice. If you missed too much to overlook, make the second pass with the grain, instead of against it. Shaving against the grain means to move the razor in the direction opposite of hair growth. For instance, most people are shaving against the grain when they run a razor from their ankle to their knee. Shaving with the grain creates less irritation, but not as close a shave. Try to use this technique as much as you can if you are going back over an area you have already shaved. It is advisable not to shave with the grain if you really want to prevent yourself razor bumps.

6. Rinse Off With Cold Water

To prevent razor bumps, ending your shower with a blast of cold water or using a cold wash cloth on the area will cause your pores to close up, leaving them less vulnerable to irritants and infection. It is advisable to rinse off the affected area with cold water if you really want to prevent yourself razor bumps.

If you follow these tips that I have stipulated above, then you will be able to prevent Razor Bumps from appearing in your skin or causing you irritations.

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