If you’ve shaved more than a handful of times, then you’re likely well acquainted with razor bumps.

Razor bumps, otherwise known by the more clinical term of pseudofolliculitis barbae, is a problem that occurs when false follicles are created by hair tips that penetrate back into the skin. They can form if you cut the ends of your hair, primarily coarse hair in your beard region or on some other part of your body. The cutting process actually sharpens your hair ends, and these pointy tips can, if they poke back into your skin, lead to irritation and cause razor bumps. You will be more susceptible to getting the condition if your hair is particularly thick or curly.

If you happen to have sensitive skin, you will have to pursue certain remedies to gain relief from razor bumps. What follows is a look at what sensitive skin is and how to deal with razor bumps.

Reactions to Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is a term that generally refers to anything, such as topical products, that causes skin irritation. Understood in this light, anything from the sun, wind, perfume, detergents, and other things can lead to sensitive skin problems. Of course, there are some products, such as oven cleaner or other harsh chemical products, that will have an adverse impact on anyone if it gets on their skin, so the term sensitive skin can sometimes be a bit ambiguous and imprecise.

Allergic reactions can also lead to sensitive skin since they may cause itchy boils. While the symptoms can be minor such as a bit of redness and itchiness, they can be serious to the extent that epinephrine or other medications may need to be taken right away.

It’s also important to know that two people with sensitive skin might be adversely impacted by different things. So while one person might have a negative reaction to using perfume, the person might be unaffected by using perfume but could have a negative reaction to something else.

Dealing with Razor Bumps

It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — and this is definitely true when it comes to razor bumps. Indeed, there are things you can do to improve dealing with razor bumps. One solution is Tend Skin® Liquid, which will help you to improve the appearance of ingrown hair and razor bumps.

When it comes to shaving, ensure that the razor works as well as would a new one. If it doesn’t, you need to replace it since a less than ideal blade will cause skin irritation. In the event that you’re shaving your beard, be sure to first dampen it with warm water, which will soften the hair and cause less irritation when shaving. Before shaving, however, use a shaving gel that has a silicone base so that you can help prevent irritation during the saving process. Be wary of using clippers to shave. Even though they are designed to cut your hair above the skin level, so as to avoid things like razor bumps, they won’t completely eliminate razor bumps especially if they tug at your skin.

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You also need to be wary of certain chemicals. For instance, depilatories are substances that use a lye ingredient to dissolve hair. The problem is that that such products will cause skin irritation as the chemical makes contact with your skin. So if you have sensitive skin, be sure to steer clear of this sort of product. If you use Tend Skin Liquid®, however, you can shave without having to worry about razor bumps showing up right after shaving.

Also be wary of kits available for sale that, in addition to coming with a hefty price tag, won’t produce results that are above and beyond what you can achieve if you simply apply warm water to your beard before shaving. Also be skeptical of disposal razors that include so-called scalloped edges designed to ride over bumps. Such razors don’t work since razor bumps on your face will not be perfectly lined up in a way that would make the disposable scalloped-edges razors effective.

Final Thoughts

Less is often times more when it comes to dealing with razor bumps, so don’t be fooled into spending more than you have to to treat the skin condition. The Tend Skin® Air Shave® Gel product, a silicone based shaving gel that safeguards skin, will provide all the protection you need at a fair price.

As for Tend Skin® Liquid, you will get best results if you use it two times a day. For instance, you can use it in the morning after you shave, and be sure that you dry your skin afterwards. Then you can repeat this process at night. You’ll see noticeable results in terms of the clearing up of bumps within a few days. After you see the results, you can reduce to one from two the number of times daily to use the product.

Yes, you can treat razor bumps if you have sensitive skin. The tips above will get you on the right course.

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.