How to Dry Out Razor Bumps

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Razor bumps (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae) occur when shaved skin reacts adversely to the shaving of hair from the area. The condition can occur for a number of reasons, including shaving against the direction of hair growth or using a dull razor; and while it isn't a serious condition it can be uncomfortable as well as unsightly. Drying out the razor bumps is just one way to eliminate the result of this annoying condition.

Things You'll Need

  • Gentle cleanser like Physoderm
  • Topical antibiotic cream like Neosporin
  • Refrain from shaving the area of skin where the razor bumps have appeared. Waiting until the hair has grown back longer than usual will allow for time to treat the skin and prevent further aggravation.

  • Wash the skin twice daily with a gentle skin cleanser like Physoderm. Massage the product into the skin with clean fingers and rinse thoroughly with a soft face cloth and lukewarm water. Pat the skin dry with a soft towel.

  • Apply an antibiotic cream like Neosporin to the razor bumps twice a day after washing the area. Avoid using an ointment, as this can actually complicate the razor bumps.

  • Allow several days before shaving the area. Once resuming shaving, be sure to shave in the direction of hair growth and use a razor with a fresh, sharp blade. Don't use the razor you used that caused the razor bumps.

  • Repeat the treatment process after resuming shaving. This should help prevent additional breakouts of razor bumps.

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