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What To Use On Razor Bumps
What can I use for razor bumps on my neck being a black female and growing hair on my neck and face all my grown life and having the dark marks from the shaving.
Yes, otc or rx.: Hydrocortisone cream is available in a 1% strength over the counter, and a 2.5% concentration on prescription. Systemic absorption is practically zero for both preparations, but obviously the prescription 2.5% flavor works better. Besides treating the symptoms, you should look into a better shave cream or razor. You should be able to shave these areas without irritation. ...Read more
I got razor bumps and dark spot from shaving with a razor and they never went away. Is there any medicine that i can use to clear it all up .?
Dark spots: You can use a cream with higher dose resveratrol in it - this will help lighten the skin. ...Read more
I haven getting bad razor bumps everytime i shave even when I use nair what could be causing this? What are some good products to solve this?
Im Tunisian I shave my bikini line 2-3 times a week as got a boyfriend&I get bad red razor bumps please recommend something that I can use that works?
Stop shaving: If you get razor bumps from shaving, it is important that you stop. There are some over the counter cream that can be used without having to resort to using a razor. Try the cream on a really small part of the inner aspect of your thigh or arm first to make sure you are not allergic to it prior to using on larger aspects of the body. Use OTC cream for bumps if no infection ...Read more
It may: This may or may not help. A good product to try is redness relief by skinmedica. ...Read more
What lotion can I use that actually helps wit razor bumps bikini area & blemishes on the body caused from spots & sun exposer? Please help
It depends: For razor bumps, use an after-shave lotion, let it dry and place a small amount of baby powder over it. For "sunspots", wear sunscreen to prevent worsening. Also, check to ensure it isn't tinea versicolor, a fungal skin infection often noticeable after being in warmth. Tinea will improve with anti fungals like selsun blue. True sunspots will often improve by using a hydroquinone lotion. ...Read more
Best results with 2+: You probably have a combination of folliculitis and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. You will likely need an antibiotic ointment to help clear the folliculitis initially, but an exfoliating cream (ex glycolic acid) used daily and after shaving can help prevent it in the future. A bleaching cream (ex hydroquinone) and a steroid cream can help with the dark spots. ...Read more
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