Beauty Tips, Laser Hair Removal

Avoiding Razor Burn and Bumps

If you’ve ever put a razor to your skin – and who hasn’t? – you have likely endured the pain and irritation associated with razor burn. The natural need to keep our skin smooth and silky has us shaving areas of our bodies where unwanted hair grows on a regular basis. Our underarms, legs and bikini areas are among the most-popularly shaved areas. As a result, these areas are the most commonly affected by razor burn.

Razor burn is one of the top downsides to our beauty rituals. And, as if razor burn (which can include symptoms such as redness, stinging and itchiness) wasn’t enough, many of us have to contend with razor bumps as well. Ingrown hairs, which become more prevalent the curlier our hair is, is another problem that is often associated with shaving.

Is there a way to avoid getting razor burn and razor bumps after shaving?

Avoid dry shaving. Wet your skin by taking a shower or bath in order to soften the hair before shaving. You may even decide to shave while you are bathing. It’s also wise to prep your skin by using a good moisturizing shaving cream, lotion or oil.

You should also shave in the right direction. For your underarms, shave from all angles to include up, down and sideways. For the bikini area and beards, shave in the direction of hair growth. For legs, shave against the hair growth.

What if razor burn and razor bumps can’t be avoided?

For many of us, it doesn’t matter how many pre-shaving and shaving precautions we take, razor burn and razor bumps are still inevitable. In such cases, it’s important to treat our shaved skin in order to minimize pain and discomfort as much as possible. On, Dr. Goel recommends a number of home remedies for razor bumps.

Among them are baking soda, tea tree oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, black tea and Aloe Vera. “Razor bumps can be treated quickly with Aloe Vera gel,” Dr. Goel informs, “The healing power of Aloe Vera is well known and in fact, many people use this herbal remedy to treat all sorts of cuts and burns. By moisturizing your skin with Aloe Vera, you’ll be helping your skin speed up the healing process. This all-natural gel is also effective at soothing swelling and the burning sensation that accompanies razor bumps.”

How can you do away with razor burn and razor bumps for good?

At the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre, we highly recommend doing away with the potential for razor burn and razor bumps altogether! By offering Laser Hair Removal treatments, we help patients to give up their razors for good. Our medically supervised hair removal procedures will make your tweezing, waxing and shaving routines disappear. Treatments are virtually painless and can produce long-term or permanent results.

Our Laser Hair Removal treatments make use of state of the art LightSheer® DUET™ machines which provide a revolutionary treatment in the management of unwanted hair.

For more information or to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to call the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre at 403-358-5818. You may also email us.