Everything you need to know about pimples after shaving
What is a razor bump? How can I get rid of it? What should I do if I have a button... on the jersey? Read on to learn more about these annoying and unsightly pimples, including their most common causes and possible solutions.
What is an aftershave pimple?
This is a well-known problem for men. The causes of razor bumps vary from person to person. Shaving in particular often creates micro-injuries. For example, faced with a blade that is too blunt, it is a safe bet that you will injure yourself slightly, sometimes invisible to the naked eye. This often has the effect of promoting after-shave pimples. These little bumps look like pimples, but they are actually ingrown hairs. They are often painful and can leave scars.
Some people are more prone to razor bumps, especially those genetically predisposed to spiraling hair. Although razor bumps can form anywhere on the body, they are commonly found on the chin and neck.
Of course, if left untreated, razor bumps can grow and become infected. Ultimately, preventing razor bumps and skin irritations is key to maintaining healthy skin.
How to get rid of and avoid razor bumps?
If you have razor bumps on your face or body, you might be wondering how to get rid of them fast. Remember that the cause of razor bumps is an ingrown hair. The ingrown hair, trapped under the skin, causes irritation, redness and pain. Fortunately, there are effective ways to get rid of razor bumps fast.
TFirst, avoid shaving the affected area. Shaving over infected skin can spread harmful bacteria and cause even greater irritation. You might do worse than good.
Then, feel free to apply a hot towel as a hot compress to the area to reduce the appearance of razor bumps. This will also reduce sensitivity. Soak a clean washcloth in warm water (but not too much!), then press it gently on the affected area for ten to fifteen minutes. The heat from the washcloth shrinks open pores, while reducing inflammation and swelling. You can use this home remedy as often as you want until your razor bumps disappear completely.
Also, the quality of the shave is important. Many people sometimes mistakenly think that it is enough to apply water to the area to be shaved. In fact, wet shaving can cause serious injuries. To avoid this problem, use shaving soap.
What should I do if I experience razor burn on an intimate area?
Intimate areas are delicate and prone to razor burn. The use of a mild soap is a good way to limit any skin irritation. Ideally, you should use a body wash that helps remove dead skin cells and prevent bumps from becoming ingrown hairs.
Also, needless to remind you that a good bikini shave starts with choosing the right razor. Choose a multi-blade razor will allow you to exert more pressure and reduce the risk of irritation.
A warm bath before shaving softens the outer layer of skin and reduces the risk of razor irritation. After shaving, you should pat the skin dry. Finally, you should avoid rubbing the area too much.
Simple, but important.