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I shave my arms and I get bumps on my forearm that look like pimples. Does anyone have a home remedy to get rid of them?
By s-turner from FL
Rub with a pumice.
Don't rub with pumice, pumice will irritate your skin even more. I would suggest to lightly exfoliate the night before you shave, then work with different shaving and shavers. Really, despite most being 3 blade, there are differences in brands. I can use Soleil only, for all my shaving, but legs do well after I've been up a few hours and without shaving lotion, just water. If I do right when I get up the blood in my legs hasn't had time to distribute and my legs get bumpy and itchy. Different things for each person.
So try things out, you can also try a light topical cream for skin irritations. Don't put on spray or gel deo. (they likely have alcohol in them) right after. Hope that helps some.
This occurs when bacteria get in the hair follicle. Dull razors are notorious for this.
1. use a new razor
2. Keep the razor clean by taking care of where you store it. Try dipping it in bleach/water before and after use. Do not lay it in the shower where contaminated water splashes on it continually.
You most likely won't get those bumps at all if you shave with lotion, soap or shave cream with a fresh blade and shave in the direction your hair grows. In other words, your hair on your left arm grows toward the left so shave from right to left.
How can I keep from getting a razor rash?
By GennyF from Los Angeles, CA
I would make sure and only shave after having been soaking in the water long enough, where the skin is really wet. If the skin is dry it will get more irritated.
Some soaps are really drying, and some people shave with soap that has conditioner in it, like the hair conditioner or shampoo with conditioner already in it.
The healtheir the skin is the better it will be when it is shaved. If you are sensitive, then get sensitive skin razors. I hope this might help.
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Another thing to do is shave in the direction that the hair grows.
To prevent razor rash or skin irritation when using razor blades (as opposed to electric razors), store your shaving device in a small container filled with coconut oil. An empty ibuprofen bottle, for example, is just the right width. Heat the coconut oil a bit, pour it into the pill bottle and add your razor. The container should fit nicely on any shower shelf / organizer and the hot water will keep the oil from becoming too solid. The oil not only keeps the blades sharp longer, but adds a layer of protection between the razor and your skin. I've experimented with other oils, including mineral oil, but they become rancid fairly quickly.