1) DO NOT SHAVE YOUR SKIN FOR LESS THAN 2 DAYS
You can decide if your skin is irritated or not after a few days. A razor over an infected spot is one of the worst possible things. You could spread bacteria from your acne area to other parts of your skin, causing irritation.
2) APPLY A WARM TOWEL TO AN INFECTED AREA
Apply a warm towel, soaked in water, to your skin immediately after feeling irritation. The towel’s heat will shrink razor bumps and kill harmful bacteria. To reduce tenderness, repeat the process as many times as necessary.
3) DO NOT PICK AT YOUR RAZOR BUMPS! You can!
This tip is the most important to further reduce the effects of razor bumps. It is tempting to pick at tiny bumps but it is best not to do so. Razor bumps do not have any acne-like symptoms and they don’t produce any white puss. You can only leave a scar if you pick at your razor bumps. You are spreading bacteria and preventing the natural healing process of your skin by picking at it constantly.
Don’t pick at razor bumps if you want to be the best tip!
4) ADD A CORNSTARCH or BAKING SODA MASK TO THE INFECTED AREA
Cornstarch and baking soda are common ingredients in baking. They can also be used to treat skin conditions such as acne. Mix 1 cup of warm water with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch or baking soda to prevent razor bumps. Allow the mixture to dry for 20 minutes. Continue this process until you see no razor bumps.
5) ALOE VERA
Aloe Vera is a common component in many medical creams that treat burns, cuts and scrapes. Aloe vera’s powerful enzymes have been shown to help reduce inflammation, making it a great treatment for minor injuries and razor bumps.
Aloe vera gel can be applied directly to the skin by squeezing it from the plant. You don’t need to have aloe vera leafs on hand, but there are many commercially-available products you can buy at any convenience store.
6) APPLY THE ASTRINGENT LIQUIDS TO YOUR SKIN
Astringent liquids are one of the most popular home remedies to reduce razor burn. Astringent liquids reduce the inflammation and help the skin to lessen the effects of razorburn.
The most popular types of astringent liquids include:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Tea tree oil
- Witch hazel
- Tea brewed in black
Apply these liquids with a cotton pad, or your hands directly to the affected area. Before rinsing, allow the liquids to absorb fully into the skin.
7) CHANGE YOUR RAZOR BLADES
Your razor blade will rust over time. You are increasing the risk of your skin becoming irritated and spreading bacteria to the rest of the body by using a dull or damaged razor blade. You can find out the recommended time to replace your blades by consulting your razor blade manufacturer.
8) PRE-SHAVE PREVENTIVE MEASURES
It is just as important to stop razor burn spreading as it is to take preventative steps to minimize your chance of developing razor bumps.
Jaxson Maximus recommends softening your skin using a cream, oil, or gel to properly lubricate it. Apply a pre-shave cream or lubricant before shaving. Your skin is not protected against the harshness and razor blades, which can lead to irritation.
Pre-shave is a great way to eliminate razor bumps permanently.
9) SHAVE DIRECTLY BEFORE YOU SHOWER
Because of the heat and steam from the water, your hair will be in its softest condition right after you shower. Your hair will feel more open and relaxed if you wash your hair right afterward. This prevents curly hair follicles from causing ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
10) SAVE WITH AN E-RAZOR
We recommend that you switch to an electric razor if you have to shave every day. An electric razor allows for more consistent movement with your blade which can prevent accidental cutting or irritation to the skin.