(Closed) Ugh … bumps from shaving legs … what’s going on? Never had this …

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Sounds like maybe you are shaving too often and possibly getting ingrown hairs. ??? I would try not shaving for a couple of days and using a body scrub prior to your next shave. This will eliminate dead skin, prevent ingrown and get rid of the bumps.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

How long after shaving do the bumps appear?

It could be razor burn (from using not a sharp enough razor).  I’d start by using a brand new blade.

Second, sometimes bacteria gets trapped between your skin and the new skin that tries to grow.  If it’s not just razor burn, you could have gotten it infected (this happened to me once in college) and I think I had to take an antibiotic for it.

Never heard of the no more bumps.

Try to keep the area really moisturized and switch to shaving cream ASAP!!  If you can, hold off on shaving (so you aren’t shaving over the bumps!).

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Just wanted to add that I have switched to a shave balm instead of a shave cream and like it much better. Closer shave, more moisturizing, last longer and better for the environment. It’s called Avalon Organics Lavendar Shave Balm and I got it at Whole Foods. My FI and I both use it and one $5 tube lasts for 2 months.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Definitely try a good exfoliator before you shave. And it sounds like you have ingrown hairs – I get them on a fairly occasional basis and I shave once every 3-5 days. But I think you’ll be fine in a few days.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Exfoliate, but not more than twice a week or you will strip your skin of its natural oils. The other posts are very right, cut back on the shaving as it does cause ingrowns and is a irritant on the skin. Wait 30 minutes after shaving to moisturise also, give your pores time to close or it can cause irritation.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

I am SUPER prone to razor burn, if that’s what it is ~ I’ve found that really scrubbing my legs down with a loofah before the shave, keeping my razors new (I use them maybe 3 times, max, and then throw them out), only shaving every other day, and moisturizing all really help keep it in check. If it gets bad but you need to shave, try shaving with the hair (i.e. down your leg from hip to knee, knee to ankle) instead of against it – it won’t be quite as close a shave, but it’ll look fine and won’t get ingrown as easily.

🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

OMG! This is unrelated, but I just bumped up to Helper Bee! Yay!!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Sounds like ingrowns- I ALWAYS get bumps in my armpits and bikini line. The best over the counter remedy I found it Tendskin. I got it at my hair salon but you can buy it online- it’s in a dark blue bottle with gold cap. It kind of stings, but it exfoliates the skin to get rid of the ingrowns. I use it ESPECIALLY after I get my bikini line waxed- it works MIRACLES.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

are you using a triple blade or even double?  it’s probably too sharp and causing you to have ingrown hairs.  take it down a notch from 3 to 2 or 2 to single blade and I think you’ll see a difference.

 

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