How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps

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Razor bumps can seriously put a damper in your summer wardrobe and vacation plans. While they are more noticeable during warmer months, they happen all year round and can feel just as irritating as they look. If not prevented or treated properly, the skin can become stressed and become more open to another majorly uncomfortable condition such as ingrown hairs. Whether it's your legs, underarms or bikini line, say goodbye to pesky razor bumps once and for all and help treat the symptoms with these top product recommendations.

Fur

Razor bumps and ingrown hairs happen along the bikini line and can be extremely painful. One of the ways to combat razor burn and ingrown hairs around the bikini area and other sensitive places, is by using an oil like this one from Fur, to help treat current razor bumps and prevent new ones. This oil is the safest for your most sensitive areas. The oil helps to soften skin and reduce inflammation on legs, underarms, pubic areas, and so on. 

Grapeseed oil helps to soften the skin, Jojoba oil mimics skin's natural moisture, Clary Sage oil acts as an anti-bacterial astringent that soothes redness and irritation, while Tea Tree oil eliminates excess oil in the pores and helps prevent ingrown hairs.

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The Art of Shaving

Using a pre-shave oil before shaving beards, legs, or any other area is essential in keeping razor bumps far away. While this can be done for both men and women, pre-shave oil softens hair and skin, and prepares for a very close and comfortable shave. Apply the oil first while in shower, follow up with your shaving cream of choice, and feel the difference after just one shave. Use as often as you want. 

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 Fresh Beauty

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Do not forget that one of the key ways to rid skin of irritation, razor bumps, and ingrown hair is to exfoliate skin before shaving or doing any kind of hair removal treatment. Exfoliating skin helps to soothe any existing bumps and gets rid of all the dead skin cells lurking on the surface. Making a consistent habit of exfoliating weekly will greatly improve the health of your skin. Apply this body polish from Fresh Beauty and follow up with your favorite body moisturizer. 

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 EOS

It's important to use shaving products that allow razors to glide easily over skin, but also nourish skin especially if it's sensitive. This shaving cream from EOS is the perfect product to lather on skin before shaving to make the whole process a lot easier. Aloe, Wild Oats, and Lavender Butter make up this decadent shaving cream that you can feel comfortable applying liberally. At under $5 a tube it's also an extremely affordable option that should be a staple in every shower. 

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 Desert Essence

Tea Tree Oil is a powerful, natural tool that helps treat irritating skin conditions such as razor bumps and prevents new ones from arising. Tea Tree Oil is a natural antiseptic that helps diminish the overproduction of oil in the skin, causing pores to not become clogged while helping to relieve redness and irritation. 

But what are the best ways to effectively use this oil? You can apply the oil directly to skin in the recommended amount to help clear and soothe irritation. You can also mix it with products such as lotions, toners, and even coconut oil to help dilute it a tad if in fact it happens to be too strong. It is even known to help treat and prevent pimples, by simply applying a small touch to a cotton ball and applying directly to the inflamed area. After consistent use watch those pesky razor bumps disappear for clearer, brighter skin. More »

 Malin + Goetz

Since razor bumps and ingrown hairs pretty much go hand in hand, this specific cream to treat and prevent ingrown hairs is a key component to keeping skin healthy during and after shaving. Formulated with glycolic and salicylic acid, it helps to topically exfoliate skin to purge out the ingrown hairs, while preventing new ones from forming. Botanicals and vitamins help to calm skin down, soothe redness, and allow skin to heal properly after an ingrown or razor bump has surfaced. Vitamin B5 and E help hydrate and repair skin, while Chamomile and allantoin are the key ingredients to sooth inflammation. 

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