How to Treat Razor Bumps

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Razor bumps have become synonymous with men who have pigmented skin. It is not a disease, but in most cases they cannot be eliminated totally, or stopped from reoccurring. Razor bumps develop after you have shaved your face. What happens is, the pigments in the skin close up rapidly well before the new hair can grow out. The new hair begins to grow and they hit the skin shell and curl up. They continue to grow causing the bump to become bigger and bigger. This article will show you a safe way to treat and help rid these bumps when they occur.

Things You'll Need

  • Tylenol
  • 70% alcohol
  • Large safety pen
  • Mirror
  • Hand towel
  • Face towel

Mix fifty tablets of extra strength tylenol into a bottle of 70% alcohol. Place 1/3 of the non-mixed alcohol into a seperate small container for other use. Shake the bottle until the tylenol completely dissolves.

Sterilize the large safety pin if it has been used before. If it is new simply rinse it in hot water. Lay it on a clean hand towel. This can be the same towel you use to wipe and dry your face.

Looking in the mirror, clean the area where the bumps are located using the non-mixed alcohol. Clean this area thoroughly with a clean face towel.

Take your clean safety pin and begin to gently pick or prick the tips of the razor bumps. This is painless and actually offers relief, because it allows the curled hairs that have caused the bumps, and irritation to pop out.

Pour the mixed solution of alcohol and tylenol in your hand and rub it in thoroughly over the razor bumps. The alcohol acts as a cleanser while the tylenol acts an anti-inflammatory. This will remove any access dirt and reduce infection while reducing any swelling.

Tips & Warnings

  • Using a new razor each time you shave can help reduce razor bump break outs.
  • Try bump stopper also to help reduce bumps. You can find this at Sally's Beauty Supply Store.
  • Never shave against the grain with a razor, as this will make the break out worst.

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