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Are there any acne treatments for getting rid of shaving (razor) bumps?

Are there any acne treatments for getting rid of shaving (razor) bumps?

Won't help: Acne treatment such as topical benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, and retinoic acid derivatives won't touch "razor bumps" (pseudofolliculitis barbae). The key is altering your shaving techniques for your special type of hair. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/razor-bumps-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Will applying rubbing alcohol to my legs before shaving help avoid razor bumps? What can else can I do? I have very sensitive skin

Will applying rubbing alcohol to my legs before shaving help avoid razor bumps? What can else can I do? I have very sensitive skin

Razor bumps: 1. Keep legs exfoliated 2.Make sure your legs are wet for several minutes before shaving 3. Find a razor that feels good in your hand and on your legs with the amount of pressure you use. Triple blades often work nicely. 4. Change the blade frequently! nothing dulls a blade like shaving legs with it. 5. Shave against the growth 6. Do not use irritants like alcohol 7. Apply a moisturizer at nite. ...Read more

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I hate shaving and then getting razor bumps afterward, how can I stop this from occuring?

I hate shaving and then getting razor bumps afterward, how can I stop this from occuring?

First give yourself: A break from shaving. Insure that you use fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t. ...Read more

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How can you take away razor bumps after shaving?

How can you take away razor bumps after shaving?

Razor bumps: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving.> ...Read more

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How can a woman avoid razor bumps while shaving?

How can a woman avoid razor bumps while shaving?

Good technique: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Will shaving face everyday likely cause skin issues like razor bumps?

Will shaving face everyday likely cause skin issues like razor bumps?

Shaving: if you shave correctly, making sure the razor is not dull and applying the appropriate shaving cream or gel, razor bumps should not occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could avoid razor bumps/burns while shaving?

Can you tell me how i could avoid razor bumps/burns while shaving?

Shaving: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Will baby powder help razor bumps on the bikini line caused by shaving ?

Will baby powder help razor bumps on the bikini line caused by shaving ?

Folliculitis.: Razor bumps, or folliculitis, can be treated by a physician. Typical remedies include topical antibiotics or steroids to decrease the inflammation surrounding the follicle. Baby powders typically have no effect on folliculitis. ...Read more

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Will my razor bumps by my bikini line go away if I stop shaving mybikini area?

Yes: Razor bumps will usually go away when you stop shaving. There are a few things you can do to prevent them in the future. Shave in the shower so the heat can soften the hair, and use a shaving gel. Always use a brand new razor, and shave in the direction that your hair grows. Moisturize after shaving. Instead of shaving, you can also use a depilatory not more than once a week. ...Read more