Are bumps, ingrown hairs, and rough skin to blame for not wearing shorts this summer? Bumps on a recently shaved area signifies skin irritation from shaving too close to the skin or improper pre and post shave skin regimen. Make sure you are taking the steps to prevent painful ingrown hairs, bumps and skin irritation after shaving.
Read on to find out what steps to take for smooth, silky skin after shaving.
Dr. Fiona Wright’s Tip:
The textural roughness to our skin starts in our teenage and early adult years and gradually our skin becomes rougher and rougher as time continues- which make shaving more difficult. How you take care of the skin before and after shaving is an important aspect of maintaining silky smooth skin. Ingrown hairs can be caused by dead skin that clog up the hair follicles which forces the hair to grow sideways and under the skin, rather than upward and outward. Using a dull razor is also a contributing factor to bumps and skin irritation.
To prevent ingrown hairs from forming, use an exfoliating lotion the night before to slough off dead skin and prep the skin for a close clean shave. My REFINING LOTION with 15% Glycolic is a great solution – to not only exfoliates the skin but unclogs the hair follicle and prevents bacteria from forming.
Glycolic acid works to counter your skin roughness by helping:
- rough dead cells slough off your skin (because it’s a keratolytic)
- re-structure your remaining outer layer of dead skin cells in a way that effectively polishes them, creating a smooth look and feel to your skin (by compacting of the stratum corneum).
I’ve personally used this professional-strength glycolic acid skin care for years. I have thousands of patients using it too. For all of us, the results are really dramatic, and the smooth skin you get from using it is a refreshing and fun surprise. People have come to expect mediocre results from most skin care routines, and these results are anything but mediocre!
Although these bumps are harmless, they can be quite irritating and embarrassing. Take these quick and simple steps to get that smooth skin and confidence to wear those shorts again!