Whether you shave, wax or use another type of hair removing mechanism, it’s inevitable that you’ll deal with a razor bump or two.
Not only are razor bumps ugly as all get out, they can sometimes be painful. Luckily there are certain preventative measures you can take to decrease your chances of getting those pesky little bumps and in the event you do get some, we have a few tips for getting rid of them too!
Make Sure Your Razor Is Sharp
Always use new and/or sharp razors. Dull razors irritate the skin and carry bacteria that can be transferred to the skin while shaving. If you don’t have a new blade on hand, you can use alcohol to clean your razor.
Shave With Warm Water, Rinse With Cold Water
Shaving with warm water softens the hairs on your legs, making them easier to remove. Rinsing with cold water when you’re done shaving closes the pores of your skin, preventing irritation.
Never, ever pick your razor bumps! Not only will you slow down the healing process, you’ll cause further irritation.
Not only will salicylic acid remove dead skin, it will also kill bacteria. If you don’t have the cream on hand, you can make a paste like mixture by crushing an aspirin and mixing it with water. Apply the mixture over the bumps, let it dry, then rinse with lukewarm water. Be careful not to get any of the salicylic acid or paste on your vajayjay!