Razor Bumps on Vagina
There are several reasons why bumps appear on one’s vagina. Bumps commonly occur after the hair is being broken off closely to the skin, whereby creating sharply tipped hair that curls back or grows sideways into the same hair follicle causing redness, itchiness, and sometimes pain. This condition is referred to as razor bumps on vagina or shaving bumps on vagina. In medical term, it is called as pseudo follicular barbae.
Preventing Razor Burns on Vagina
Women have their own purpose why they shave pubic hair. No matter what are the reasons behind, they should do shaving with extra care to avoid shaving bumps on vagina.Here are some safety tips when hair removal is done through shaving:
- Moisten the skin first before shaving.
- Always use a new and fresh razor every time you shave your genital area.
- Lubricate the pubic area with plenty of cream or gel. It is important to lather the skin so that the razor glides easily.
- Be sure to shave in the same direction which the hair grows to avoid razor bumps on vagina.
- Avoid shaving the hair close to the skin to prevent from scraping the skin.
- Be careful in using soap and cleansers, some products cause irritation.
- Gently rub the skin with moisturizer after the shaving was done.
Treatment for Shaving Bumps on Vagina
There are home remedies for treating razor bumps on vagina, irritation, redness, and itchiness that comes. Here are some options:
- Soak yourself in a tub with cups of Epsom salt. Or for a stronger exfoliation, wet the Epsom salt and apply directly to the genital area working in circular motion and rinse off.
- Prepare a mixture of 1 cup white cane sugar and 1/2 cup olive oil or jojoba oil. Damp the skin; scrub in circular motion a small amount unto the affected area. Rinse off and dry.