Razor bumps aren’t just irritating, they can also cause a huge knock to our clients’ confidence. The bikini line is a common area for razor bumps to form and clients will often find themselves at a loss as to how to deal with these at home.
Let’s look at some of the solutions and alternatives which we can recommend to clients to give them both their smooth skin and their confidence back.
Getting Rid Of (And Avoiding) Razor Bumps
Razor bumps are often caused by ingrown hairs which can increase with continued use of traditional shaving razors. Yes, razor bumps will go away with time – but what can clients do to smooth their skin and remove the small red lumps fast?
Some of the top solutions for getting rid of razor bumps include:
- A cool compression on the targeted area,
- Avoiding shaving for a few days to allow the skin to heal and calm down
- Exfoliating and moisturising regularly to keep the blood flow moving and remove the upper layer of skin.
Introducing IPL Hair Removal
IPL, Intense Pulsed Light, is a method of hair removal which gets rid of the hair altogether. Light pulses damage the hair at its root in the follicle, stopping hair from growing. Thus completely solving the issue of razor bumps over a course of treatment. Following a course of IPL treatment, the majority of hairs will be completely removed and any hairs that do grow back are both softer, lighter, and finer than before.
If the cost of IPL is prohibitive for some then Microdermabrasion is an alternative treatment. Microdermabrasion can help with the issue of razor bumps by exfoliating away the dead skin build up from the surface of the skin. This will help prevent the hairs from growing inwards and deeper into the skin. If left untreated, ingrown hairs can become painful and can also become infected – making it even more difficult to treat and remove them.