Razor pimples are ingrown hairs that appear after shaving and other hair removal techniques. In medicine, razor bumps are referred to as pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB).
Ingrown hairs develop as hair starts to grow downward into the skin rather than upward and outward. In the wake of shaving, waxing, or plucking, the hair may curl and turn inward. The hair gets trapped as the new skin cells grow over it, causing a hump to form.
Razor bumps can appear anywhere that a person shaves or removes hair, including the face, head, legs, armpits, and pubic area.
According to Medicalnewstoday, after stopping to shave, fresh hair might continue to grow and result in further razor bumps. The pimples should disappear after around three months.
Salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid, treats inflammation, unclogs pores, and removes dead skin cells to aid in the healing of razor bumps.
According to Medicalnewstoday, Salicylic acid is a feasible choice for people who experience both acne and razor bumps, according to the AAD, and it can help with the treatment of acne.
Glycolic acid, like salicylic acid, helps the skin peel by removing dead skin cells from the skin's surface. The glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid.
According to Medicalnewstoday, glycolic acid reduces the curvature of the hair while also lowering the likelihood of hair re-entering the skin.
By increasing the skin's natural sloughing process, a glycolic acid solution can help eliminate razor bumps and make the skin appear smoother.
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