get rid of razor bumps

Hooray for warm weather and sunshine! It’s time for shorts, miniskirts…and bathing suits. Unfortunately, nice warm days also means that jeans and pants can no longer hide those hairy legs that we might have hidden when we were a little too lazy to shave. Admit it, because we all did it at least once during the winter months!

Shaving is once again about to become an almost daily ritual for women. And for you men, it’s about to get too hot for stubble or any major facial growth…so you’re right here with us!

Shaving is a hassle…sometimes a painful hassle. But the worst part of shaving isn’t the nicks. Nope. Those heal pretty quickly. The worst part of shaving is the bumps. The razor burn. The ingrown hairs. Those nasty looking red bumps aren’t just unattractive but painful….and itchy. On legs, red bumpy irritation is annoying. But on the bikini line? Those bumps are pure itchy torture!

Glide into summer and spring with a shaving regimen that addresses the bumps and redness before it becomes an issue. Wear those teeny bikini bottoms without worry…and this year vow to not deal with razor issues that cause you to escape to the nearest restroom to scratch!

Ready to say au revoir to redness and shaving irritation? Here are six ways to those red shaving bumps from ruining your summer:

1.       Shave with the grain.

Your legs, face, bikini line or wherever you are about to shave is not a roast or a piece of meat. Yes, going against the hair growth is effective, but it’s also a surefire way to irritate the skin. On the most sensitive areas—especially the bikini line—shave with the hair growth. According to The Rules of Style, shave against the growth after you’ve shaven with the growth. Curly haired individuals should probably always shave with the growth of hair (or with the grain!).

2.       Don’t ever dry-shave.

Never shave without lubrication. And by lubrication, I don’t just mean water. Dry shaving leads to serious skin irritation…and not a very close shave. Be sure to use some sort of gel, oil or cream.

get rid of razor bumps

3.       Change those blades!

Ugh. Old blades are dirty and nasty. And using old, worn and dull blades will more than likely lead to more cuts and skin irritation. Change blades or razors (if you’re using disposable) when you feel like the blade isn’t cutting it any longer. There is no hard and fast time rule on blade changing, but they do need to be swapped regularly.

4.       Moisturize.

Keeping skin moisturized after shaving also helps prevent those red irritating bumps. Shaving with coconut oil provides a close shave and adds immediate moisture. You also can just apply your favorite lotion or oil after shaving.

5.    Don’t speed shave!

Shaving isn’t a race. Yes, there are days when you’re hurrying, but a quick shave is one that will result in a mess. Don’t skimp on shaving time. Be thorough and don’t treat the skin like a race track.

As for those skin bumps, all hope is not lost if you see them this summer. Healing the skin after a rough, quick shave is imperative to alleviate the bumps and ingrown hairs. Use Tend Skin® Liquid on the legs, face, under arms or bikini line to reduce appearance of ingrown hairs and razor burns.

Now enjoy the warm weather by throwing on your favorite shorts, miniskirts and dresses. And wear those teeny bikinis with pride knowing that those bumps will be history!

Written by Dr. Steven Rosen
Many great inventions and discoveries in the world were unintentional or just plain accidents. The story you are about to read concerning a breakthrough in the cosmetics field relates another great accidental discovery. In 1985, in an office in South Florida, Dr. Steven Rosen, a dentist at that time was working on a patient. The patient was a private investigator. Medication was given to the patient to alleviate the pain associated with his treatment. Two days later, the patient noticed a dramatic improvement not only in the pain level, but in his skin as well. His face, which was full of razor bumps, had cleared up! The man couldn't wait to tell the dentist what had happened. He called the dentist on the phone. He asked the dentist what he was doing to him. The dentist was worried and asked what he was talking about. He told the dentist that something the dentist was doing was clearing up his razor bumps. He told the dentist that since he started shaving 15 years earlier, he had tried everything available for razor bumps and nothing had worked until now. The investigator began to tell the dentist how important this discovery was. He mentioned that the dozens of products already on the market did not come close to producing the dramatic results he had achieved. He also said that this was a big problem in the military where a clean shave was required or you would have to get a shaving clearance from the dermatologist. Lawsuits had been filed in industry by workers who were fired because they were unable to get a clean shave for example where gas mask use was required Police must have clean shaves and so on. The dentist realized the importance of this discovery and determined which ingredient in the medication was improving the skin. Realizing that the ingredient could not be taken internally for long periods of time, the two men experimented with the formula in an attempt to apply it directly to the skin. It worked. It then took nine long years work to create a workable product and learn how to reach the market. . The dentist had a great discovery. Other uses for the formula arose in the same "chance" way that the formula was discovered. Women who bought the product for their husbands or boyfriends started trying it on ingrown hair problem they had from shaving, waxing, and having electrolysis on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Not only did they report to the dentist that the ingrown hair problems had cleared, but that the formula worked as an excellent underarm deodorant. And the rest is history……… Thank you for letting us tell our story. We hope you enjoyed it.