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When shaving your legs creates painful, red bumps instead of smooth and sexy skin, you may have a case of razor burn. In your quest for a close shave, your skin may rebel with angry, red bumps where you shaved too close. Soothe the sting and get rid of razor bumps with simple home treatments. Turn the razor burn ouch into oolala.
Moisten a washcloth with warm water. Apply the warm compress to the area on your legs with the razor burn two or three times a day. Leave the warm washcloth over the area for about 10 minutes to soften the short razor stubble.
Saturate the washcloth with white vinegar instead of water and use this as a compress over the irritated skin. White vinegar helps to soothe skin.
Slather lotion over the razor burned skin on your legs two or three times a day. Lotions that contain hydrocortisone, salicylic acid or benzoil peroxide can soothe sore skin and get rid of the burn.
Try to redirect the razor stubble away from your skin with the tweezers. Sterilize the tweezers with isopropyl alcohol first and then grab the hair with the tweezers. Don't pluck it, though. Plucking can make razor bumps even worse.
Razor bumps happen when you shave too close to the skin. Short stubble curls back into the skin making little bumps. Sometimes the bumps get red and fill with pus, which you don't want. An infected hair follicle could mean hair loss and scarring.
See your doctor if razor bumps swell more and start hurting more. These symptoms may mean infection.