Wondering how to get rid of razor bumps?
Razor bumps after shaving are the WORST. You come out of the shower hoping for smooth, hairless skin and what you’ve got are irritated, red, ugly bumps.
To get rid of them quick, there are a few simple hacks you can follow. Here are my favorites, along with some tips on making sure you don’t get them in the first place!
How To Get Rid of Razor Bumps
Crush two or three Aspirin and add a bit of water in a bowl to make a paste. Apply it to the area, let sit for a couple of minutes until it’s dry, then rinse. This helps reduce the redness and swelling.
Soak a cotton ball in salty water and rub onto the area. Since salt reduces swelling and increases circulation this can help the bumps heal.
Place a wet, cold black tea bag to help soothe the irritated razor bumps and reduce the redness.
This really is the BEST thing to do for not just bumps, but razor burn and ingrown hairs. Tend Skin works so good for quickly getting rid of razor bumps. I can’t believe I ever shaved without having a bottle of this nearby.
An itch cream works pretty quickly and you’ve usually got it laying around in your medicine cabinet. Just put a thin layer over the area the same way you would a bug bite.
On the days you don’t shave, us an exfoliator to make sure you’re removing all the dead skin cells from the area.
After you are done shaving, put a thin layer of Vaseline over the area to hydrate and sooth.
There are a couple of things you can do to reduce your chances of getting razor bumps in the first place.
- Always use a sharp, new razor. Toss the dull ones and change them regularly.
- Use a good shaving cream. Never soap!
- Don’t shave two days in a row. Give your skin a chance to heal.
Do you know any other razor hacks? Lemme know!
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