Preventing Razor Bumps and Irritations

Having unwanted hairs on the legs, arms, armpits, and other parts of the body are among the common problems encountered by most women. Facial hair, on the other hand, is a common issue shared by both men and women. Most people remove them because they feel like they look more presentable, attractive, and clean without these unwanted hairs. And they get rid of these hairs by shaving; the most affordable, convenient and fastest way to having a hairless skin. However, most people, especially those who have sensitive skin, experience skin irritations and bumps right after they shave.

The skin irritations and bumps that appear usually subside after a day or two, but for some, it may last for a few days. The good news is that there are actually measures that people should consider so that they can prevent the occurrence of such problems. A very practical and easy solution that is recommended by many experts is to always shave while showering or immediately after taking a shower. That is due to the fact that the shower steam or the water itself softens the hair. Thus, shaving will not require too much pressure. In addition, the water will also open up the skin pores.


Also, do not forget to apply a cleanser over the area to be shaved before taking a shower. This initial procedure will remove the oil stuck on the hair, which then makes the hair easier to penetrate. People who have been shaving unwanted hair for a long time have this misconception about the use of shaving cream. They thought that these should be applied before shaving. However, according to experts, shaving gels are better than creams because they have a more lubricating effect on both the hair and skin.


Likewise, skin bumps and irritations can be avoided when people use some of the best disposable razors. A good choice will be the ones that have at least two or three blades which are placed in a parallel manner. Likewise, people should also look into disposable razors that are known to have sharp blades. This is because a dull blade will surely cause skin irritations. In addition, men and women who will be shaving unwanted hair should always make sure that they start shaving with the hair’s grain. In simpler terms, that is shaving towards the direction where the hair grows. If shaving is done in such a way, the hair can be removed at the shortest length possible. On the other hand, if it is shaved against the grain, the hair will be pulled away from the skin before it is even cut by the razor. Hence, skin bumps will be formed and skin irritation occurs.


Also, after-shaving care is also important in order to prevent any skin problems. One of the most important things to do is to pat the skin dry and not rub on it. Skin rubbing can also thicken the outer layer of the skin. Further, the occurrence of skin irritations and bumps can also be prevented by applying a hypoallergenic moisturizer to soothe the skin.