Whether you are a man or woman we all love a close shave. But while trying to get that smooth skin we are often left with annoying and unsightly razor bumps.
When the sharp closely shaven hair penetrates the skin it causes inflammation and swelling. Men tend to have the biggest issue because they shave daily.
With the right products and a consistent regimen razor bumps can be successfully treated.
The following regimen is an effective solution to help get rid of razor bumps and calm the skin. It is based on products from Rodan and Fields Dermatologists. These are the same doctors who created Proactiv solutions for acne.
Step 1: Cleansing
Wash with the Soothe Gentle Cream Wash. This step is important to skin's healing and resilency. With the cleanser still on the face go ahead and shave. You should shave in the direction of the hair growth with a single-edge disposable blade like Bic for sensitive skin.
Don’t go over the area repeatedly to get a close shave. Use the blade no more than twice then throw it away.
Don’t stretch the skin to get a closer shave because when the skin bounces back hair will be trapped below the skin.
Be sure to shave in the direction of hair growth avoiding too much manipulation of the skin. Rinse the skin with luke warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Step 2: Treat
Using the Soothe Sensitive Skin Treatment apply to the shaved area as an aftershave treatment. This step will help to calm redness, soothe irritation and reduce sensitivity.
Step 3: Moisturize
This is an important step to replenish the skin's moisture. Many men skip this crucial hydrating step. Apply the moisturizer to your entire face and neck.
Step 4: Sun Protection
Protect your skin from the sun's rays and help keep the skin cooler by minimizing facial redness. Apply the sunscreen to your entire face and neck as well. The step can be skipped in the evenings.
The regimen works. The key to great skin is proper skincare and the key to great skincare is using products developed to address your personal skin concerns.
It is important to be consistent with the routine even after razor bumps have subsided to maintain healthy skin.
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Tasha Nelson is a mompreneur, registered nurse, and licensed esthetician who has suffered with acne and hyperpigmentation since the age of 12. She wants other acne sufferers to understand that even though acne is not curable that it is definitely controllable with the right regimen and lifestyle changes. Clear and radiant skin does not have to be a dream, it can be your reality!