6 Simple Tips to Get Rid of Razor Bumps Fast

Updated on November 26, 2019
Cliff Mendrez profile image

Cliff is an online marketer and freelance writer. He is passionate about health, sports, and travel.

Learn how to get rid of razor bumps by following a good shaving technique.
Learn how to get rid of razor bumps by following a good shaving technique. | Source

Isn't it frustrating when you take one final look in the mirror before leaving the house only to see razor bumps on your face? You just sigh at the thought that you have to spend the day with these pesky, red spots.

In some cases, they can even cause pain and discomfort. Are they just an annoying by-product of shaving that you have to live with? Absolutely not.

Find out how to get rid of razor bumps and even prevent having them in the first place by following the tips below.

What Causes Them?

Razor bumps are caused by hairs that curl around and re-enter the skin, or hair that does not make it out of the follicle after shaving.

In both cases, the body considers the hair as a foreign object and finds a way to get rid of it. This causes inflammation of the affected area.

Those small and swollen bumps are unsightly and can even cause infection.

How to Get Rid of Them

The best way to get rid of razor bumps is to follow a good shaving technique. Many men shave without caution, expecting that observing certain guidelines wouldn't make any difference.

But a few simple things can help you prevent bumps and give you smooth skin.

1. Use an Electric Razor

Electric razors do not cut as close as blades. This means that irritation is less likely to occur.

If you choose to use a blade, make sure it is sharp. It is recommended that you use a new razor every two to three shaves. This enables you to remove hair in fewer strokes.

2. Prepare Your Skin Before Shaving

Taking a hot shower is an effective way of preparing the skin before shaving. You can also use a hot towel and press it on the area to be shaved for 5-10 minutes.

This opens up your pores and makes hairs easier to shave. You can then apply a shaving cream to decrease the irritation caused by the razor.

3. Use an Aftershave Product

Shaving opens up your pores. This means that oil, bacteria and dirt may clog your pores and cause irritation.

Using an aftershave balm or moisturizer nourishes and protects your skin from infection, helping you to get rid of razor bumps.

4. Apply Hot Compress

Grab a smooth washcloth and soak it in hot water. Apply it on your razor bumps and hold it for 5-10 minutes.

This is a good way to reduce swelling and kill bacteria that might enter the pores of your skin.

5. Don't Shave Everyday

If you are suffering from razor bumps, it may not be a good idea to continue shaving every day. Let your skin rest for a day or two.

Shaving every day can irritate your skin and make razor bumps worse.

6. Exfoliate Your Skin

Dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of your skin, increasing the chances of your pores getting clogged and possibly irritating your razor bumps.

Exfoliating twice weekly ensures that dead skin cells are removed from your skin.

Other Tips to Prevent Irritation

  • Never shave against the direction of hair growth. This minimizes the chances of having ingrown hairs.
  • Shave with the fewest strokes possible. To achieve this, make sure that you use a sharp blade every time. Shaving an area repeatedly can be harmful and cause razor bumps.
  • Rinse your blade with warm water after each stroke. A razor with hairs stuck between the blades does not allow you to get a clean shave.
  • Do not touch your bumps. Similar to getting rid of pimples, you should avoid touching and squeezing your bumps. Doing so will only make the problem worse and can even lead to infection.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image

      eugene chanda 

      4 years ago

      great article.

    • Roman Petruchyk profile image

      Roman Petruchyk 

      4 years ago

      Thanks for great article, but i have 1 question left. What am i suppose to do if i have to shave every day? Is there any possible treatment in this case?

      I read that is is possible to use special oils, but will it really work ambrossimo.com/get-rid-of-razor-bumps/

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow, nice Post written by you guys. It is amazing and wonderful to visit your site. Thanks a ton for such a nice post.

    • profile image

      Md amir hamja 

      8 years ago

      Lots of Good information in your post, I favorited your blog post so I can visit again in the future, Thanks.

    • Cliff Mendrez profile imageAUTHOR

      Cliff Mendrez 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      I hope your boyfriend will find these tips useful. Thanks again for reading!

    • thesingernurse profile image

      Tina Siuagan 

      8 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Easy-to-read and informative. Way to go! Thank you for sharing this hub. I would definitely tell about all these useful 'guidelines' to my boyfriend. :D


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, bellatory.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)