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Razor Bumps

Razor bumps. Oh, joy.

If you’ve got them, you’re probably looking for a way to get rid of them.

Let’s start with taking a look at some of the causes.

If you often get razor rash after shaving, you’ve probably tried a few remedies already. How about using a brand new razor? Soaking your razor in alcohol before shaving? Using extra shaving cream?

And if you’re like me, you found out that none of these remedies made much difference. Despite your best efforts to use a sharp, clean razor and plenty of shaving cream or shaving lotion, you still ended up looking like a dot-to-dot game.

Using a new, sharp, extra-clean razor is a great approach…but it still isn’t a guarantee that we can keep bacteria and other germs from being involved in our shaving routine. Here’s one reason why: studies have shown there are more than 200 different kinds of bacteria that live on our skin (1).

So, even if we use the cleanest possible razor for shaving, we still have a whole bunch of bacteria living on our skin, to begin with.

And when we shave, we can make tiny cuts in our skin–including the special pores where hair grows (the hair follicles). If bacteria and/or other germs make their way inside our hair follicles, those pores can become irritated and reddened…and there, we have it: a razor bump.

But even without those germs getting involved, we can still end up with a batch of razor bumps.

When we shave–especially when we try to get a really close shave–we can wind up cutting the hairs so short that they end up beneath the surface of our skin. People with curly hair are especially prone to this happening. That’s because their hair may naturally want to “curl backwards,” and start growing back nto the hair follicle, instead of growing outward. But even those of us with straight hair can wind up with ingrown hair bumps.

So, what’s the solution?

We may not have all the answers, but we know what’s worked for us.

For one thing, exfoliating made a big difference in keeping our skin free from razor bumps.

To check out some basics about exfoliating, click here.

And to take a look at what some real customers had to say about the most popular razor bump remedies, click here.

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