What are razor bumps?
So, you have a date and you just finished shaving your face with your favorite products. Yikes! You are about to style your hair and then you see those tiny red bumps. This is last-minute panic. Yes! Those are razor bumps on your face. Now your significant other will pass through these bumpy barriers before touching your face. Well, that sucks. And, do razor bumps go away by themselves? Don’t worry. We got you. We are going to tell you how to avoid those razor bumps and make your plans go just the way you imagined.
How to get rid of razor bumps on your face?
Dr. med. univ. Vesna Alar, chief medical officer and dermatologist at the Charité Berlin, explained them to us when we asked. According to her, it is not the reddish bump, which can sometimes be more than red, but the thing underneath it. And that is an ingrown hair.
Basically, what happens is that your hair sometimes grows inside by curling back in and making its way. That is why they are called ingrown hairs. If your skin is dead, it can block your pores. In this case, instead of these ingrown hairs coming out, they make their way inside the skin. Your skin becomes red and bumpy. Sometimes these ingrown hairs are visible on the skin.
You may have seen these red bumps in other places. In fact, they can occur anywhere you shave, such as your face, legs, neck, groin, and underarms. They are no big deal and will go away after a few hours or days. Don’t worry, they won’t delay your date night for weeks. But if there is an area that keeps getting irritated after shaving, there must be something else going on. See a doctor. Also, check out our guide to manscaping tools and avoiding the dreaded post-manscaping sting. It’ll help a lot.
What causes razor bumps on face?
You can prevent razor bumps on your face simply by shaving with care. Make sure you always shave in the direction of the hair, i.e. the grain, no matter where you are shaving. Shave down on the face and up on the neck. This will keep your hair from growing inward and flushing out.
If you have clogged pores, you can exfoliate your face before shaving so your pores are clean and open. Hair will pop out instead of being trapped.
How to treat razor bumps?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but if you just woke up at 8 a.m. and your office hours are 8:15 a.m., you won’t want to go with the flow. Instead, your mind will be racing to follow the traffic lanes to get to the office. But you can still get rid of those ugly razor bumps on your face. First, remove the ingrown hair with a pair of tweezers. You need to keep 2 things in mind while doing this. First, sterilize the tweezers by boiling them for 15 minutes. Second, don’t pluck the hair completely, but let it come out of the skin. By doing this, you are making room for the inner hairs to come out the next time they grow.
Is there a razor bumps cream?
Another razor bumps treatment and amazing remedy to get rid of those razor bumps is aloe vera. Just rub the leaf or apply the gel on the irritated area. It will soothe the skin. If the skin is really red, you can also apply a cold compress.
We highly recommend our Ultimate Face Cream if you have irritation, redness, itching or bumps. Also, take care of the skin and don’t keep shaving the bumpy area.
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