Razor bumps can occur on any part of the body where shaving takes place, mostly as a result of a dull razor and poor shaving technique. Razor bumps cause itching, redness and an overall uncomfortable feeling. A brief break from shaving and applications of a non-alcoholic astringent may be enough to clear up razor bumps in a matter of days. A popular astringent for razor bumps is one made with witch hazel — a flowering shrub with a number of medicinal uses.
Things You'll Need
Wash the affected area of skin with warm water and soap. Rinse the skin with warm water and gently pat it dry with a towel.
Saturate a cotton ball or cotton beauty pad with a witch hazel astringent.
Apply the witch hazel to the razor bumps with the cotton ball or pad. Saturate the cotton again if it dries out before you can moisten the entire area of razor bumps.
Repeat the process daily until the razor bumps clear up.
References and ResourcesColumbia University - Go Ask Alice!: Avoiding Razor Burn and Ingrown Hairs
"The Definitive Guide to Whole Skin Care for Life"; David J Leffell, M.D.; 2000