Remedies for razor bumps and hives

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Remedies for razor bumps and hives
Use home remedies to treat skin problems caused by razors. (skin image by Robert Kelly from Fotolia.com)

Skin conditions caused by razors can be troublesome and irritating. Razor bumps are a particular problem for people who shave frequently. Luckily, many home remedies are available that help to alleviate or lessen some of the bumps and hives caused by razors.

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Stop Shaving

Razor burn is a type of skin irritation that occurs when the razor peels off the top layer of the epidermis. Sometimes redness results from excess blood flow to the area, which dilates the blood vessels. The best way to stop shaving for awhile. Letting the skin heal by is the most effective way to get rid of redness.

Creams

Lubricating the skin right after shaving can get rid of dryness and prevent itchiness. Shaving creams with special soothing ingredients, such as aloe, should be used on sensitive skin.

Shaving Practices

How you shave plays a part in preventing bumps and hives. Shaving directly after you take a bath or shower ensures that your skin is well hydrated, and that the hair will be softer. This makes shaving a smoother experience for the skin. Shaving in the direction of hair follicle growth also helps lessen trauma to the follicle.

Lotion

Hives appear as raised, itchy areas of the skin that can appear all over the body. The best treatment is to apply skin applications such as calamine lotion, milk of magnesia and aloe vera.

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