How to remove dark spots & razor bumps on the stomach

Updated April 17, 2017

Razor bumps on the stomach can occur as a result of hair removal such as shaving or even waxing. The formation of razor bumps occurs when new hair begins to grow, but is blocked by excess skin cells that prevent the hair from coming out of the pore. The razor bumps sometimes get infected and filled with pus. When the infection clears, there's a chance that dark spots will remain at the site for up to several months.

Remove razor bumps on the stomach by exfoliating with a body scrub daily. Rub the scrub in a circular motion on the area with the razor bumps. As dead skin cells are sloughed off, the razor bumps will get smaller and eventually disappear.

Apply salicylic acid to chemically exfoliate the skin and open up the pores to get rid of razor bumps. Salicylic acid is a strong chemical exfoliant that sloughs off dead skin cells and will help to remove razor bumps. A glycolic acid cleanser will also help to remove razor bumps on the stomach.

Use lemon juice or an actual lemon cut in half to remove the dark spots and razor bumps on the stomach. The citric acid in the lemon exfoliates to remove the razor bumps while the natural lightening effect of the lemon fades away dark spots.

Rub vitamin E on the dark spots daily. Regular use will lighten the dark spots and prevent razor bumps from occurring.

Use a skin bleach like hydroquinone to fade away dark spots on the stomach. This is a powerful bleach that works especially well on stubborn dark spots. Rub it on the dark spot at least twice a day.


You can also use castor oil to gradually fade away the dark spots.


Do not pick at the razor bumps as this may lead to scarring and even more dark spots.

Things You'll Need

  • Body scrub
  • Salicylic acid
  • Lemon
  • Vitamin E lotion
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Maggie Hira has been writing professionally since 2006. She has written for numerous websites and print publications, including "LA.Direct Magazine" and The Budget Fashionista. Hira holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.