Razor bumps

Razor bumps

SDoes shaving leave you less than smooth? With summer on our doorstep, those painful, itchy red bumps from ingrown hairs in the bikini area are a common complaint. But ladies are not the only victims of ingrown hair problems as a result of shaving. Some men face this on a daily basis.
So here are some tips to help prevent these bumps from rearing their ugly heads:
◦ Exfoliate in a circular motion. By keeping dead skin cells off the surface of the skin, the hairs will stay pointing straight up and have a clear path as they grow.
◦ When shaving, a cream formulated for sensitive skin or apply a shaving oil first. Foams can be drying and irritating.
◦ Not just for men, a soft bristled shaving brush will help lift the hairs up and create a blunt cut instead of a sharp, angled one which is less likely to angle and stay beneath the skin.
◦ Adjust your shaving technique so that you are not shaving too close. Hair stubs cut too closely tend to get trapped inside. Don’t pull the skin tight while shaving, don’t push down on the razor or shave against the grain. A five o’clock shadow is still much better than red, irritated and bumpy skin!
◦ Moisturize! Deodorant soaps, hot water and cold weather can all cause or aggravate dry skin. Using a good moisturizer regularly will keep the skin soft and pliable for growing hairs. Also very helpful is following shaving with a cream containing anti-inflammatory peptides to calm skin that’s irritated from shaving. **Read your labels – many shaving products are made inexpensively with ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate and alcohol. Stay clear of these drying ingredients.
◦ Keep it loose. Tight clothing will push the hair back into the skin.
◦ Never forget the sunscreen. Exfoliated and shaved skin is even more vulnerable to sun damage. Always use a broad spectrum sun block.PF your self this summer

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