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When you wake up in the morning, lather your neck with shaving cream, and start shaving before hastily heading into work, you could wind up with razor bumps on your neck. That’s especially true if your technique is wrong, or if your tools — razor blade and shaving cream — are not up for the challenge.

Known clinically as pseudofolliculitis barbae, razor bumps are small irritations that can form on your skin after shaving. How do they occur? During the shaving process, hairs on your neck can curl downwards and grow back into your skin. This leads to a panic where you’ll want to get rid of these unsightly razor bumps.

Razor bumps can also cause pimples to form. In addition to being itchy, they can cause scarring, so it’s best to avoid razor bumps if possible. One way to do that is by always using a sharp blade, and good shaving cream. One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

This article will guide you through the prevention process, with several simple tips to stop you from getting razor bumps on your neck.

Hot Towel

One of the first things you should try in order to get rid of razor bumps on your neck is a hot towel compress. Running hot water over a clean towel, squeezing out much of the water, and then applying the towel to your neck will not only have a soothing effect, but also open up your pores to free any ingrown hairs that had pierced the skin on your neck. Using this tip can help you get relief.

Aloe Vera

If you do happen to have an aloe vera plant at home, then all you’ll need to do is snip off a leaf. You can also get it at health shops and even some general retail outlets should you not have any on hand. It will sooth your irritated skin and provide an enticing cooling effect. Aloe vera will also relieve you of scratchiness and cut down on any redness that forms. Get crafty by cutting up the aloe into manageable pieces, adding them to a blender with water, and then applying the mixture to the razor bumps on your neck.

White Tea

Do you have white teabags in your cupboard? If not, you can easily find some at your neighborhood supermarket. And, yes, white tea bags can help you get rid of razor bumps on the neck. One of the components of tea is something called tannic acid, which can lessen inflammation. All you’ll need to do is dip the white tea bag into water, and apply it to the razor bumps on your neck for relief from redness and swelling.

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Lemon Juice

Lemon juice isn’t just for lemonade. It can also be useful for treating razor bumps. Since this fruit is acidic, it can help prevent bacteria from invading ingrown hair follicles. All you’ll need to do is put some lemon juice on the area affected by the razor bumps. As a result, you’ll notice the redness calming while the affected area is relieved from a potential infection.

Baby Powder

Baby powder is useful if you’re feeling sore from razor bumps. What you’ll need to do is rub some baby powder into the impacted region, massaging it thoroughly. The result will be relief from irritation, and reduced inflammation.

Lotion Products

If you’re vigilant, you can find skin care solutions that will provide relief and promote healing if you get razor bumps on your neck. Some products, for instance, can reduce razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and redness caused by shaving, waxing, and electrolysis. It’s always a good idea to have these products for before and after care.

If your razor bumps appear to be chronic, you should seek out medical attention. But if you get them only now and again, then these simple tips will come in handy. These remedies can have a major positive impact for someone looking to get rid of razor bumps on the neck. While the right technique (and the right tools) will reduce your odds of experiencing this irritation, keep these tips in mind if you’re experiencing razor bumps on the neck.

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.