How do you treat razor burn?


Quick Answer

To treat razor burn, soothe the area with ice and apply hydrocortisone cream. To prevent razor burn, store your razor outside of the shower and shave less often.

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  1. Soothe razor burn with ice

    Apply an ice pack to the affected area to numb the pain. The ice also helps reduce inflammation and swelling.

  2. Apply hydrocortisone cream

    Hydrocortisone cream reduces swelling, redness and itchiness. Apply a topical hydrocortisone cream to the skin where razor bumps are present.

  3. Shave less often

    Excess shaving can cause razor burn or bumps. Shave every two to three days instead of every day. Store your razor outside of the shower to reduce bacteria growth on the blade.

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