Why do you get shaving bumps and how to get rid of them.

 Shaving bumps go away and DON'T come back another day!

Razor bumps, or ingrown hairs, are small, irritated bumps on the skin. They happen after you shave, when strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin. They cause irritation and pimples. They also may cause scarring.
So what causes these bumps?.
Your razor, how you shave and even your skin type all can cause razor burn and bumps. For instance, shaving dry skin with a manual razor and using a dull razor blade increase chances of developing razor burn and bumps; and if your skin is naturally more sensitive, you are also at a higher risk of developing skin irritation when shaving. Try using our natural shaving soap before shaving to minimise the irritation and to create a smooth lather for shaving. 
How do you treat shaving bumps?.

Although bumps should heal on their own without treatment, you can take steps to help speed up the healing process.

  • For razor burn, apply a cold wash cloth or lotion with calming ingredients like aloe to soothe heated or irritated skin and prevent scratching, which can delay healing. You can also apply our alcohol free shaving mist over the freshly shaved area. 

  • For razor bumps, place a warm towel to the affected area for a few minutes to help encourage the ingrown hairs to break through the skin. The mist should always be used after shaving as it helps to repair the skin.

  • To treat both razor burn and bumps, keep skin well-moisturized to help fight the urge to itch any affected areas. The saffron face and beard oil is perfect for this. as it has the healing properties from saffron mixed in with amazing oils to keep the skin calm, repair the skin and away from any breakouts. 

  • If your skin irritation gets infected, see a dermatologist to get antibiotic. Try your best not to scratch or pop any spots which normally happens. 

How do you prevent these bumps? 

Although there is no surefire way to completely stop razor rashes and bumps from occurring, especially if you have sensitive skin, you can minimize chances of irritation when shaving.

STEP 1

Exfoliate before you shave to remove dead skin

Exfoliation helps prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs by removing dead skin from the surface. To exfoliate, use a gentle scrub or loofah and gently scrub your skin before you shave.

STEP 2

Use a sharp razor blade

Shaving with a sharp razor blade protects your skin from nicks, razor burn and bumps. It’s time to replace your blade with a new one if it feels rough on your skin or pulls at your body hair.

STEP 3

Hydrate your skin before you shave

Shaving dry skin increases irritation, so soak the area you plan to shave for three to five minutes in warm water via a bath or shower, and apply shaving gel to maintain moisture while you shave.

STEP 4

Choose the right razor

Using a razor with three or more blades can prevent razor burn and bumps because the blades are spaced more tightly together on the razor head and will glide easier across your skin. More blades also allow for a closer shave in less strokes, which helps prevent skin irritation.

STEP 5

Shave in the direction of hair growth

 If your skin is more sensitive, shave only in the direction of the hair grown to avoid irritation. Also, take your time and shave in light, steady strokes. Learn more about how to shave each individual area of your body to further reduce chances of razor rashes and bumps.

STEP 6

Moisturize after shaving

After you shave, apply a moisturizing lotion or oil, preferably alcohol-free, to preserve moisture and add an extra layer of protection from razor burn and bumps.

 

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