Whatever depilatory method you try with the probable exception of waxing a laser hair removal you run into the risk of getting of unsightly bumps on areas you don’t want any attention to. So what options do you have when it comes to getting rid of razor bumps? There is of course no single surefire solution, but the following options or the combination of these following options may work for you.
Do not shave, do not scratch and do not pop the bumps:
Although this won’t help you get rid of razor bumps but will help you stop the spread of razor bumps to other nearby areas of the skin. Doing any of the above can lead to a problem worse than razor bumps which is damaging the skin.
Scratching using a hot towel?
In case of itching use safe ways to do it than scratching with your fingers. One such method can be running a towel in hot water and placing it on the bumps until they fade.
Using a hot compress:
A hot compress can provide extended relief to the itching sensation by constricting the blood vessels and minimize the swelling.
Note: Visit http://razor-bumps.org/ for step by step instructions on how to make a good hot compress.
Once you apply the hot compress on the bumps that may seem to disappear, although the hair will still be ingrown this is a proven and good first step in the journey towards best razor bump relief method.
Use Salicylic Acid (Pimple removal cream):
The major role of Salicylic Acid is to remove dead cells which keep the hair trapped inside. The use of salicylic acid also kills the bacteria that causes the redness in the skin and helps stop infection.
If Salicylic Acid isn’t something you prefer not to worry, the good old Aspirin is here for the rescue. Aspirin also contains a percentage of Salicylic Acid so it will have the effects of applying salicylic acid directly on the skin as well. A paste of aspirin can be an effective gel that helps counter razor bumps.
Here’s how you make it:
Step 1: Take the aspirin in a small cup.
Step 2: Crush to make a smooth powder.
Step 3: Add a few drops of distilled water enough to make a thick paste (vary the proportion according to need).
Step 4: Apply directly on the skin area.
Step 5: Allow it to dry and the rinse it off.
Important note :
If you’re under treatment of razor bumps in your groin or bikini area, be sure NOT to get any salicylic acid or aspirin close to your gentiles as it can cause some serious pain. And trust us when we say it’s not gonna be a good day after that, you get the picture.
As an alternative to Salicylic acid you can use hydrocortisone cream on the razor bumps. Before using any of the three medications mentioned above make sure you don’t have any allergic reaction to any of them. The main purpose of Hydrocortisone Cream is to soften inflamed skin by moisturizing it and in turn lessening the itching. Apply it twice a day and not more than two to three days. Too much hydrocortisone can cause more rashes eventually if not used in moderation which is counterproductive to Alpha Mane Razor Ingrown Cream.
Aloe Vera Gel & Tea Tree Oil:
As mentioned in the razor bump treatment article in our website, Aloe Vera gel or Tea tree oil are good home remedies for razor bumps. Apply any one of them on the affected area, wait for a few minutes and then rinse off. This helps the skin naturally and is considered an effective way to counter the spread of razor bump and maintain skin health.
Using the mix of oat meal and warm water prepare a paste. Then gently rub it over your skin to remove the dead skin cells and free up the ingrown hair.
Baking soda and tooth paste:
Mix equal amount of baking soda and paste and apply it on the razor bumps. Leave it overnight if possible and rinse it off with warm water in the morning.
Shave after shower:
Once the hair has grown back shave with a shaving cream after a warm shower so all your pores are open. Use a sharp blade while shaving.