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Pluck, wax, or shave your way to smooth skin with the help of these Howcast videos. You'll learn how to avoid razor burn, get rid of razor bumps, bleach your upper lip, wax your back, get rid of ingrown hairs, and much more.
You Will Need
- An after-shave product containing lidocaine
- A bacitracin-based ointment or diaper rash cream
- Soft clothes
- Germicidal soap (optional)
- A sterilized needle (optional)
Shave any area of your skin that is affected by razor bumps as rarely as possible. Continuing to shave on your affected skin will only cause further irritation and possible infection.
Keep area clean
Keep the affected area clean and germ-free.
Discontinue use of alcohol-based products
Discontinue use of lotions, creams, or astringents that contain alcohol, which irritates and burns the affected skin.
Apply lidocaine product
Apply an after-shave product containing lidocaine to soothe the affected area and promote healing.
Apply bacitracin-based ointment or diaper rash cream
Apply a bacitracin-based ointment such as Neosporin, or any diaper rash cream. This will prevent infection and promote faster healing.
Wear soft clothes
Wear soft, gentle clothing until the affected area is healed to avoid friction and further irritation.