so when I shave I get little red bumps on my legs after,... I've tried different shaving creams and types of razors but I still get the little bumps. Does anyone know what they are cause by? And how to get rid of them or prevent them?
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Start by giving your pubic hair a trim with scissors or electric clippers before getting into the shower or bath. This will help keep your hand-held razor sharp, protecting you from razor burn.
Try waiting until the end of your shower to shave. The heat and steam soften your hairs and open up your pores, making the shave closer.
Not only will this soften and prepare the hair, but if your skin is clean you will have less irritation, ingrown hair, or razor burn
Use shaving cream or gel, which will form a protective barrier between the razor and sensitive skin. Soap can dry out your skin and increase the possibility of irritation.
Use a brand new razor which can help prevent nicks and cuts.
experts recommend shaving while standing in the shower, with one leg up on the side of the tub or shower wall. Shave in the direction of the hair. Remember to apply steady but gentle pressure with the razor. After each stroke of the blade, rinse off the razor and try reapplying shaving cream or gel. If the skin of a particular area is loose or very sensitive, you may want to try holding that area taut or out of the way so that it doesn't get caught by the razor
Razor burn or razor bumps are the tiny red bumps that sometimes appear soon after shaving. They are caused by the razor cutting too close and shaving off the top layers of skin. In addition they can become even more irritated if your skin or razor wasn't clean, becoming itchy and painful.
Preventing razor burn has two steps. First, make sure you aren't shaving too close. This means shaving slowly and gently(no pressure on the blade,) and using shaving cream or gel. Shave with the grain, and don't make too many passes with the razor.
Second, protect your skin from contamination. This means showering beforhand, using a clean new razor blade, wearing only clean clothes after shaving, and avoid doing anything that will cause you to sweat.1