- The best time to treat razor bumps is before they happen. The first step to preventing razor bumps is to exfoliate. Use a natural sponge or loofah to thoroughly exfoliate your skin each time you wash. This will prevent skin from growing over the incoming hairs which creates those painful bumps.
Your razor is another key to preventing ingrown hairs. Be sure to disinfect your razor with alcohol after every use. You also should switch to a single-blade razor. Multiple blade razors lift the hair before cutting it. Afterward the sharp edge of the hair lies deep below the skin which encourages ingrown hairs. And finally, change your blade at least once a week. Dull blades often lead to ingrown hairs.
- Depilatory creams also function as a powerful chemical exfoliant. When depilatory creams like Nair are placed over the affected area, they not only remove hair but a considerable amount of inflammation around razor bumps. The day after an application, even the hairs under persistent razor bumps should be visible and ready to be removed.
Homemade Razor Bump Mask
- The key ingredient in this homemade mask is aspirin which exfoliates the skin. It should be applied to the face in the evening for 5 to 10 minutes and then gently rubbed off. If it dries your skin, follow it with a moisturizer.
3 drops of glycerin
1/4 cup water
2 uncoated aspirin
Mix the ingredients until the aspirin dissolves completely. Then apply it to the problem area with a cotton ball. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes then gently rub it off.