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Shaving Bumps Solution

for Men

If you read my last article, you learned that the most common cause of shaving bumps is irritation and inflammation caused by ingrown hairs. In the worst cases, a bacterial or fungal infection is also present.

Here is the complete solution for the problem.

Let Your Beard Grow

If you can, you should let your beard grow out until the bumps are completely healed. Shaving the bumpy area will cause additional irritation and increases your risk of infection. It may be necessary to let the beard grow for up to four weeks when an infection is already present.

Don’t Shave Too Close

Using an electric razor can help prevent the problem from recurring. This is especially helpful if you have coarse curly hair. Unless you like or “must have” a super-close shave, you may enjoy using an electric razor. Many men find it to be an easier process.

Use a Deep Cleansing Mask 

A deep cleansing mask can work in several ways to help heal existing shaving bumps, as long as it contains the right ingredients. The mask I prefer contains kaolin, bentone gel, manuka honey and allantoin, mixed with macadamia oil to moisturize the irritated area and prevent the other ingredients from drying out on your skin.

Kaolin and bentone gel are clay based ingredients that may help to pull out the ingrown hairs. Manuka honey has natural antibacterial and antifungal activity that can help to reduce the risk of infection and help to clear up an infection that is present. Allantoin has natural anti-inflammatory activity. It will help to reduce the redness and the size of the bumps.

You simply apply the mask, leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

Use a Good Daily Facial Cleanser

If you’re like a lot of guys, you wash your face with shower gel or soap. A cleanser designed especially for use on the face is a better choice. The best daily facial cleansers contain active manuka honey, which I mentioned above and kiwifruit extracts. The kiwifruit extracts restore the skin’s natural pH balance, making it unnecessary to use a separate toner, which would usually be recommended.

Not only can a good facial cleanser help to solve the problem of razor bumps, it might help you save a little money. There’s nothing wrong with that. We can all afford to save some money.

Use a Good Facial Fluid after Shaving

Instead of using aftershave, use a moisturizing facial fluid instead. Moisturizers are not just for women. In fact, men may need them more.

Moisturizers can help to prevent irritation and inflammation, as long as they contain the right ingredients. The right ingredients for men include grape seed oil, vitamin B5, capuacu butter, Babassu, wakame kelp and witch hazel.

Grape seed oil is one of the most moisturizing oils because it helps to lock moisture in the skin without clogging your pores. Vitamin B5 helps the bumps heal. Capuacu butter, Babassu and wakame are soothing compounds that reduce swelling and inflammation.

Witch hazel was used by barbers for years to prevent infections in shaving nicks and cuts that could result in folliculitis barbae. The ingredient has natural astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.

There’s your complete shaving bump solution. You just need some good skincare products like facial fluid.