Your chin feels so smooth and supple after a good, clean shave, but then the tiny annoying bumps make you regret why you shaved again.
Ingrown hairs are the reason you get razor bumps when you shave. These are hairs that are developing but coil back into the skin and pierce it, resulting in itchy, swelling lumps that resemble pimples, causing discomfort. These bumps are also called barber’s itch.
While the primary symptom is raised, red bumps, others may include itching, pain, darkening of the skin, small papules (solid, rounded bumps), and pustules (pus-filled, blister-like lesions).
The good news is these bumps can be treated at home using any of these:
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic qualities. With this oil, the Ingrown hairs will be released, by opening the pores, thereby reducing redness and inflammation.
How To Use
Add 10 to 15 drops of tea tree oil to a bowl of warm water. Apply the damp washcloth to the affected area for 30 minutes. As necessary, repeat several times each day.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera provides a calming, hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effect. The itching, swelling, and redness brought on by the razor bumps are rapidly relieved with its use.
How To Use:
Apply the aloe gel to the affected area after removing it from the plant’s leaves. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes to dry. Repeat many times daily.
Using a gentle exfoliator, remove any dead skin cells that may obstruct the affected area’s pores. Use a gentle exfoliant from a store, or create your paste by mixing sugar, honey and olive oil.
For five minutes, gently massage the afflicted region with the exfoliant or paste. Clean up with warm water.
Groomed Bump Patrol
Our bump patrol is a superb and effective remedy for razor bumps. It was formulated with ingredients that will do your skin a good deal and rid it of every negative effect of the razor. It is available for pick up at our salons, ensure to cop one when next you visit.
How To Avoid Shave Bumps
Prevention they say is better than cure. Here are some tips to prevent the bumps from developing:
- Do not shave too close.
- Use a shaving cream without irritants.
- Shave with an electric razor. Purchase one from us here.
- When shaving, avoid pulling on the skin.
- To aid the follicle opening, exfoliate with retinoids, glycolic or salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxides, or scrubs containing them.
- Moisturize the skin after shaving. This ensures that the skin barrier is moist and healthy after the micro-trauma that shaving can cause. Our Groomed Conditioning Balm is an excellent moisturizer option for you.
- Get professional help. To save yourself stress and time, visit the salon. Book an appointment with us to experience a smooth shaving experience.