Razor Burn Vs. Razor Bumps
Two common body-care concerns are razor burn and razor bumps. Here are the key differences between the two and how to prevent and treat them. (1) Razor burn occurs when the skin becomes irritated due to shaving. Although shaving isn't dangerous, it can sometimes cause chronic skin conditions depending on your skin type. To prevent razor burn, toss out dull blades, always use a shaving gel or cream, and moisturize post-shave. (2) Razor bumps are ingrown hairs that develop after shaving. You may be more prone to razor bumps if you have naturally curly hair. To prevent it, always exfoliate pre-shave and avoid an overly close shave.