To get rid of leg bumps, aftershave, or razor bumps, you must understand what hair bumps are and where they come from. This will enable you to form a successful plan of attack. The bumps that appear on your skin are a direct result of ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs develop at the end of the hair shaft. They have a sharpened edge and attempt to grow straight, however something prevents them from doing so. As a result, they curl back into the same hair follicle.
People who want to know how to get rid of razor bumps often don’t realize that rough, tough stubble that feels like it could cut glass is absorbent. The importance of this is simple: Hair that has absorbed water is much softer and easier to cut. Being able to easily cut the hair results in less skin irritation and a decreased chance of getting razor bumps due to the fact that the tip of the hair will be cleanly cut and smooth – not sharp and at risk of poking back into a neighboring follicle
Allow it to continue growing and eventually free itself. This method works best when combined with daily moisturizing and gentile exfoliation to remove any dead skin that could be blocking the hair’s escape. If a pustule forms, gently squeezing it can cause the hair to pop up to the surface.
Using a freshly sterilized pair of tweezers or a needle, you can fish the tip out from underneath this surface of the skin.
The area of skin you have mentioned, the upper arms, legs and butt are often described as looking like chicken skin. The problem is that these areas are normally covered by our clothing and do not get as much exposure as the rest of our bodies. We also may not pay as close attention to these somewhat hidden areas when showering or moisturizing. These areas can tend to be dry. This dry skin can cause the bumps that you are seeing. In order to help get rid of these bumps you can try a stronger (alphahydroxy) moisturizing lotion.
The best treatment is to let your leg hairs grow out to give your follicles a chance to recover. And we recommend picking up a couple of pints of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey and renting Season 1 of Grey’s Anatomy since you won’t be going out in public much. Just kidding. Really, you should get Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
To treat razor bumps, use a clean needle to release the embedded hair shaft. If possible, stop shaving. This usually stops razor bumps from developing, depending on the severity. But when shaving is restarted, razor bumps typically return. Following these shaving instructions can help prevent razor bumps from forming: Take a hot shower before shaving, to soften the hair and open the pores. Use a thick shaving gel. Don’t stretch the skin when shaving, and always shave in the direction your beard grows. Use the fewest razor strokes possible. Rinse with cold water. Use an electric razor if it can be adjusted to a higher setting. Use a moisturizing lotion after shaving.
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