How to Treat Shaving Bumps
In the instance those shaving bumps have already popped up, the first way to treat (and eventually prevent) them is to moisturize. Your skin needs hydration to heal itself and treat such conditions, so using a calming noncomedogenic moisturizer, oil, or serum is vital. Dr. Garshick suggests regularly exfoliating with gentle acid pads to help, as it's treating two problems at once. "I love First Aid Beauty Ingrown Hair Pads ($20), as they contain alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids as glycolic and salicylic acids to sloth away dead skin cells that trap hair beneath the skin, plus aloe vera to soothe and calm without stripping skin barrier."
There are two products taking up a residency in my bathroom cabinet as my go-tos for treating the inevitable razor bumps I get after shaving. The first is the Oui the People Hydrating Bikini Sheets ($38 for five), which immediately calms inflammation and soothes my skin beautifully postshave. The second is Fur Oil by Fur ($52), which treats ingrowns and soothes skin day after day.
Lastly, it is important to avoid picking or squeezing at any razor bumps or ingrowns because this can increase the risk of scarring, worsening inflammation and infection. If they don't improve, speak with a board-certified dermatologist to explore your treatment options.