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lateley after shaving my armpits i get red bumps, and a horrible burn....

By Anonymous May 10, 2009 - 9:49am
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what can i do to prevent/heal this razor burn, it is preventing me from wearin tank tops

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yes i have the same promblems but i only have one bump and it does not go away

April 25, 2011 - 8:58am
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i dont shave my armpits because i find that it gives me razor rash and also the hair grows back in less then a day. I find that depiliarty creams are the best and cheapest for me! i recommend Veet hair removal cream and another pro for depiliarty creams, it takes 2-3 days for the hair to grow back

September 26, 2010 - 1:53am
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I have the same problem. Don't press very hard on the razor. Also don't put deodorant right after you shave. Wait at lease 5 minutes. And Use lotion before and after shaving.

May 10, 2010 - 3:36pm

I also have sensitive skin and I've found that if I shave at night then by the next morning my skin has "calmed down" and it doesn't irritate my underarms to put on deodorant. Otherwise, I'm not able to wear deodorant right after I shave because it really stings.

May 10, 2009 - 10:56pm


I have the same problem; my skin is super-sensitive, and I always have red bumps if I deviate from my "routine" at all.

What works for me to prevent most red bumps is:
- shave only in the shower, after using a loofah and body wash to clean and exfoliate the area with warm water
- use a generous portion of shaving foam made for sensitive skin, and massage into area
- I've tried different razors, and strangely enough, the Daisy disposable brand works best. I have to use a new razor each time, which is not very economical (shave legs first, to get the pressure right).
- Shave in one direction only, with gentle pressure
- Apply Aquafor (similar to Vaseline) immediately after drying (pat, don't rub)
- I can't shave the same area without waiting 2-3 days in between shaves.

There is another thread on EmpowHer about some products you can use to get rid of razor bumps (I haven't tried any of them yet): Safe Way to Prepare for Bathing Suit Season?

Let us know what you find that works for you; this seems to be a popular question!

May 10, 2009 - 1:34pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

thanks that helped alot... us women have to stick together :)

July 27, 2010 - 11:30pm
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