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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
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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Johnson
Dr. Mark Johnson
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Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology
In brief: Unlikely
Razor bumps are due to irritation from shaving and ingrown hairs.
Rubbing alcohol can dry out the skin and irritate sensitive skin even more. Try a fresh blade, shaving in direction of hair growth, use a thin layer of shaving cream, and gently exfoliate periodically. Sometimes depilatories or laser hair removal & not shaving at all gives the best relief & prevention!

In brief: Unlikely
Razor bumps are due to irritation from shaving and ingrown hairs.
Rubbing alcohol can dry out the skin and irritate sensitive skin even more. Try a fresh blade, shaving in direction of hair growth, use a thin layer of shaving cream, and gently exfoliate periodically. Sometimes depilatories or laser hair removal & not shaving at all gives the best relief & prevention!
Dr. Shala Fardin
Dr. Shala Fardin
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