One nightmare almost all men face regularly are razor bumps. They usually appear on newly shaved skin and can be irritating, not just to the person on whom they appear but also to the sight of others because of the way they look. The truth about bumps though is that they are preventable and curable. So in case, you’re presently plagued with bumps; do not worry, there’s definitely help; just following steps below and be bumps free.
Follow the tips, and you’ll have that smooth skin you want to have.
USE AN EXFOLIATING SCRUB: An exfoliating scrub is used for cleansing and softening of the hair and pores on your skin. This would rid your skin of dead tissues, and even out its tone. Using warm water to massage the hair around the to-be-shaved region may also be helpful.
USE SINGLE-EDGED BLADES: Shaving with razors that have more than one can contribute to causing you bumps, because they tend to shave too close to the skin, and cut hair at a level beneath the surface of the skin, which increases the possibility of curly hair curling backwards into the skin before it has a chance to break the surface of the skin. So, it’s always better to go for a single-edged blade.
SHAVE IN THE DIRECTION THAT THE HAIR GROWS: Avoid shaving in an opposite direction to the one the hair on your skin grows which can cause you to get bumps. Also, avoid shaving an area multiple times, as this can also give you a closer shave.
USE A MOISTURIZING SHAVING CREAM: Moisturizers are soothing on the skin, so if you’re going to get a shaving cream, it should have a moisturizer. Before you shave, make sure you apply the cream around the area you want to shave, and leave it there for a while (at least, 1 minute).
USE AN AFTERSHAVE SOLUTION: After shaving, the skin around the shaved area is usually irritated, so this is where an aftershave comes in handy. When you buy an aftershave, make sure it contains aloe vera, witch hazel or tea tree oil. They are ingredients that can help sooth your skin and reduce discomfort after you shave.