Prevention and Treatment.
First I'll go over Treatment, then prevention. I tried everything these methods are the only ones that worked for me. Thi is a back to the necessary approach.
Treat your razor bumps
Making and applying you Facial Mask.
- Mix equal parts raw apple cider vinegar and Indian Healing Clay. You are looking to have a smooth paste
- Apply a 1/4 to 1/2 layer to the face or problem area.
- Let it dry.
- Delicate Skin, Let dry for 5-10 minutes.
- Healthy normal Skin, 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the mask, I like to do it in the shower.
- Use a nonfragrant facial moisturizer, I use olive oil.
Clean, sterilize and Oil razor before you use it.
How to shave to get rid of your razor bumps.
8 Steps you need to take.
1.Clean your razor with Rubbing Alcohol and apply some olive oil to the blade.
2.Wet the shaving area and lightly scrub the area with the Apricot Scrub.
3.Apply a little Olive Oil to the shaving area and lightly brush the hair.
4.Massage on shaving cream as usual.
5.Shave, as you shave apply some olive oil to the areas you repeat visit with the razor.
6.The most crucial step: LIGHT is the keyword.Perform a final light scrub with the Apricot Scrub. I do a complete massage of the shaving zone in a circular motion for about one minute.
7.Rinse thoroughly and apply your desired aftershave. I use the wintergreen rubbing alcohol.
- After a week or two, your skin will begin to heal itself along with the added lubrication will reduce stinging from the aftershave.
8.Clean your razor with the alcohol and lubricate the blade if you plan on using it again.
Razor Bumps also known as barber's itch, Pseudofolliculitis barbae, folliculitis barbae traumatica, scarring pseudofolliculitis of the beard and shave bumps. It's mostly present on the face, also appears in other areas of the body. It can happen anywhere your hair is shaved or eliminated. The reaction is caused by the hair curling back when entering the skin. In m case, it was caused by the small pieces of hair left behind. The aftershave by itself was not enough to remove the fragment pieces, and this is why razor bumps stopped when I started using a blackhead scrub. The doing a light scrub cleaned the hair debris left in the pores, and the aftershave cleared out any bacteria hanging around. The aftershave along was now enough for me. Now I do get the occasional bump, that, I dramatically reduced them by brushed the shave zone with a soft brush. This step keeps the hair from curling in the shin. This is the reason why using silky shaving cream and oil has added benefit, they keep the hair from having a jagged piercing edge. Added moister is a plus too and irritation will appear less. I also tried the hair removal creams too. The problem with using them is the timing. Somedays 15 minutes would be perfect, other days they would leave my skin extremely red and sensitive. Since I perfected my shaving method I stopped using the cream.