Men & Razor Bumps! Info for you

First of all, Razor bumps are most often caused by a freshly shaved hair that has been cut at an angle, making it more “sharp,” that curls back against the skin, then penetrating the skin and causing the body react by treating it like an infection causing painful swelling. Physicians call the "red bump" Psuedo-Folliculitis Barbe. When it becomes a bigger problem it’s known as Barber’s Rash, which is actually caused by Staph bacteria commonly found in the nose.
This sounds so freaking nasty, my goodness. lol Hey, but everyone has them! Men and women, so I'm going to give you a few ways to get rid of these horrific body reactions. Thanks to the site Get Rid of Things, I've learned a little something something.

1.) First of all, it is not a good idea to shave every single day. It's like you're forcing your skin to do something it does not want to do, and for Men. Most of you do shave everyday. Just chill for a second. If you suffer from regular razor bumps give your skin about 2-3 days of rest in between close shaves with a blade. You may want to consider an electric razor or beard trimmer for the other days to make sure your facial hair doesn’t get out of control. If you’re only shaving your head or your legs, hair shouldn’t become too unmanageable to give your skin that 2-3 days of rest between shavings to avoid razor bumps. This in fact is the main reason for them, believe it or not!

2.) Softening your hair (the area you want to shave) with warm water will help you get a better shave and get rid of razor bumps. Since razor bumps are sometimes caused by an angular cut from a razor. It's a great idea to soften the hair to ensure a more even cut through the hair. Doing this can make the hairs go into one direction. The heat from the towel does this, and this can be done in a number of ways. Here are two: You can either wait to shave until you’ve taken a shower, or you can get a wash cloth and soak it in hot water and then put it across your face or area you want to shave for about 5 minutes before shaving. These two ways are very relaxing and can possibly reduce razor bumps or get rid of them all together. Be kind to you body, and take your time. You will have to make time in your busy day for both of these actions, but if you want to avoid the bumps. Do It!

3.) Use proper shaving techniques, doing this, in the long run will get rid of razor bumps and stop them all together. After all, improper shaving brings them in the first place! Here are some rules to follow. Always apply shaving cream, and a really good one, to the skin before shaving and allow the shaving cream to sit on your face for a couple of minutes before shaving to help it soften the skin and hair. Never shave against the grain of your hair. And whatever you do, don’t shave the same area more than twice to get a closer shave. If you can avoid using those trendy 2, 3, and 4 blade razors, you really should, because those blades tend to lift and snap the hair back into place, giving you a closer shave and causing razor bumps. Crazy huh!? I know.

4.) Always/Always/Always rinse your shaving razor with rubbing alcohol before and after every use, rub it off before shaving and let air dry. Also remember to change the blade at least once a week to get rid of razor bumps. Just think, you do not want to shave your face with a dirty razor.

5.) If you've done all you can and you’re still getting razor bumps, Do Not pick or squeeze the bumps, and stop rubbing your face, or affected area if you want to get rid of razor bumps. Just leave the area alone with your fingers all together. If things only get worse after you've done all you can, please contact a dermatologist, they will help!

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