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These 10 Razor Burn Treatments Are the Secret to Smooth, Bump-Free Skin

 
There’s no shortage of hair removal methods to choose from – if you choose to rid yourself of your body hair – but there’s arguably none more popular than shaving. It’s quick and effective, not to mention easy. The only downside? Razor bumps (aka razor burn), which can be both unsightly and uncomfortable, no matter where they pop up.

The good news is that preventing razor bumps is as simple as tweaking your shaving routine. For starters, “the skin should be well-hydrated with shaving cream so that the blade can glide smoothly across the skin,” advises Erum Ilyas, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in King of Prussia, PA. “Hold the razor at a 45-degree angle and make sure the first pass is with the grain of the hair. If you want to go against the grain for subsequent passes to get a closer shave, reapply shaving cream in between.”

 

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Source : Shape – These 10 Razor Burn Treatments Are the Secret to Smooth, Bump-Free Skin Edited By, Melanie Rud

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