It goes by many names: razor burn, razor bumps, shaving irritation, and more. Call it what you will, but there’s nothing fun about the painful, raised, red bumps that shaving can often leave behind, particularly if those bumps are in your most private areas. While there are many supposed strategies for preventing razor burn, it’s better just to nix shaving all together and to choose a Denver Brazilian wax instead. Waxing is much quicker and easier than shaving and any discomfort only lasts for a moment, which is a lot better than battling weeks of razor burn!
If you didn’t follow this advice and, instead of getting a Denver Brazilian wax, took a razor to your most personal spot, there are a few things you can do to reduce irritation and feel better. First of all, don’t bother the area. Don’t pick at it, rub it, scratch it, or worst of all, shave over the bumps again. All of this will only make it worse. If you must do something to relieve the pain, use an over the counter product designed to ease the discomfort of razor bumps and burn.