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How to Prevent and Soothe Razor Bumps

It’s like a summertime roll call: You’ve got your SPF, your sun hat, and, as luck would have it, razor bumps. Sure, those little red bumps, a.k.a. shaving bumps, aren’t the end of the world, but they can still be irritating or uncomfortable—especially when they appear along your bikini line just in time for beach season. Not only may they feel tender and itchy, but they may even make removing any follow-up stubble a little trickier.

The good news, though, is that you can prevent them from appearing with a little shaving know-how, and make existing bumps disappear with a few tweaks to your routine. (Hint: Moisturize.)

Razor bumps vs. razor burn

Instead of being centered on the hair follicles, razor burn is more indicative of all-around skin irritation. “Razor burn is a similar irritation but on the skin itself, typically from inadequate lubrication of the skin before shaving,” says Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. “It can also leave the skin red and feels very tender, painful, or sensitive.”



Source : Glamour – How to Prevent and Soothe Razor Bumps Edited By, Deanna Pai


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