for a less close shave – by using a single blade or by using an
electric shaver not set at a close setting.
(Double or triple shavers shave so far down that recoiling happens further
back down - resulting in razor bumps.) Causing hairs to penetrate the
follicle causing a reaction in the surrounding skin.
- Follow the grain – when shaving
for less likelyhood of razorbumps. That is shave in the direction of
your hair growth, however remember not all of your facial hair grows
downwards. The majority of your facial hair may does grow downwards,
but the area on the front of your neck that leads up to your chin may
actually grows upwards.
- Another method of preventing razor
bumps is to use fresh blades regularly, dull blades are more likely
to tear hair unevenly.
- If you already have razor bumps - extricate
hair that has started to grow inwards by using a short-bristled toothbrush.
Massage affected area gently using a circular motion. Do this regularly.
- Other options are using depilatory
products. This is a cream base substance that you put on your beard
area and it will dissolve the hair. Depilatory products on the market
include Neet and Nair
- Use pre-shave oil to prepare the face
and neck before shaving. It helps lubricate the razor so that it slides
more smoothly across the surface of the skin resulting in less irritation.
- Use non-alcoholic after-shave lotion
or cologne. Aloe Vera is very cooling, although not very moisturising.
- Another option to prevent razor bumps
is to use a clipper.
- Shaving daily - some men have
found shaving the hair the following day prevents the hair that has
started to curl in on itself from progressing.
- Have patience, it may take a couple
of weeks before any visable results in skin that has been suffering
with razor bumps.