We have all experienced some kind of flaw or blemish when it comes to shaving, whether it’s an allergic reaction, irritation, razor burn or Bumps, or even ingrown hairs. Some individuals may even be more acquainted than just a once of with at least one or two of these shaving perils.
In the end, with every shave we meticulously try to avoid such incidents and consequences, by enhancing our technique, changing our products and shaving tools, and even trying a few internet hacks or remedies.
One concern that mostly stand out when shaving, in both men and women, is RAZOR Bumps, those awful little protruding red blemishes that are painful and unsightly, to say the least.
What Are Razor Bumps and What Causes ThemFirst and foremost you need to be using the correct razor not to get any Razor Bumps in the first place.
Razor Bumps in short are the result of hairs becoming ingrown and infected, much like acne, but with an ingrown hair. These Bumps may become filled with puss just like a pimple and the ingrown hair will grow further into your skin.
Pretty unpleasant and disturbing, right, well here are some reasons why this happens;
- Razor Bumps are caused by waxing, tweezing and shaving alike.
- Not using a lubricant when your wax or shave, such as shaving cream or foam is the top cause of Razor Bumps.
- When you shave against the grain you are similarly very likely to develop Razor Bumps.
- An old, dirty or blunt razor is one of the main physical culprits to Razor Bumps.
- Anything that gets clogged in your razor blades such as soap, hair, foam or skin particles, can cause Razor Bumps.
- When you shave over a single area on your face too many times it gets irritated, resulting in, you guessed right, Razor Bumps.
- You are shaving too quickly or using a wrong technique may also irritate resulting in Razor Bumps and burn.
- Your product, such as your cleanser, aftershave or shaving cream can likewise be the cause.
How to Treat a Razor Bump
If you already have Razor Bumps, you may need to treat them first, ingrown hairs must be physically removed, unless they are just one the surface of the skin, then exfoliation may help.
Here are some methods of treating Razor Bumps and Ingrown Hairs
- You can exfoliate with a good scrub or use an exfoliation brush or glove to remove the top layer of skin build up, which may release some of the ingrown hairs.
- For a deeper ingrown hair a disinfected needle to open up each bump and remove the hair gently with a tweezers, being careful not to break it, but remove the root as well.
- With Razor Bumps you may need to gently squeeze out the puss before you can remove the hair, make sure your fingers are clean and do not use your nails to squeeze.
- once the ingrown hair is removed and the Razor Bump is open, use an astringent to wipe your face and a good moisturizer that is not greasy.
- You may need to give your face some time to heal before shaving again.
- Use the given shaving tips to prevent Razor Bumps from developing again.
- Only use properly cleaned and disinfected tool;s such as blades and tweezers on your face if you are prone to irritation.
- Dry skin is likewise, much more prone to developing Razor Bumps, so keep your skin well moisturized, and well hydrated before shaving.
Tips and Tricks to Prevent Razor Bumps
Here are a few Tried and Tested tips and tricks to help you prevent Razor Bumps all together;
- Make sure to regularly exfoliate your skin with a good quality product for your skin type.
- Cleanse your face thoroughly with a cleanser and warm, not hot, water before shaving to clean and soften the skin.
- Shaving after taking a bath or shower is always best.
- Avoid pulling your skin tight when you shave.
- Use short and gentle strokes when you shave rather than long hard ones.
- Always apply ample lubricant or shaving cream before shaving.
- Make sure to rinse your blade after every stroke.
- After shaving rinse your face carefully with clean and cold water, never use the dirty water.
- Take care of your razor blade, clean it thoroughly leaving no foam, soap or stubble behind, rinse and dry of completely, you may even use rubbing alcohol to dry and sterilize the blade.
- When your blade starts to feel dull and worn, replace it immediately or sharpen the blade if you are able to.
Anti-Friction Gliding StripsAnti-Friction Gliding is one of the latest revolutions in shaving when it comes to high technology blades. As shown in the video the Defender razor features Cartridge Blades that have four anti-friction gliding strips to reduce friction which in turn prevents irritation that could lead to Razor Bumps.
As you can see the Microfins that precede the blade help to smooth out the skin before the first blade starts cutting the first hairs,. So in the end you get a close and comfortable shave, along with the lubrication of the thin lubricating strips.
Choosing Your Blade
Choose Your Weapon against Razor Bumps, Wisely;
First of all, three or more blades spaced well apart are vital, then you need to consider whether you have normal, sensitive or highly irritable and sensitive skin.
A Normal Blade offers you the smoothest and most comfortable shave, while a Sensitive Blade causes less irritation and likewise performs equally well. When you choose the
Extra Sensitive option you may not get the smoothest and closest shave, but it will still offer you a very similar result, with no irritation.
Last but not Least
It is very important to remember that your razor blades and your razor itself, are tools that need to be cleaned, maintained and handled properly for them to work effectively. There is nothing that causes irritation and Razor Bumps faster than a blunt and dirty, or unhygienic blade.
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