One of the main culprits of those unsightly red bumps is infected pores. This happens when impurities get trapped in the pores. A lovely warm shower will help open the pores and get rid of any dirt (even microscopic particles), so your skin is ready for the razor.
3. Softening Hair and Skin
Five minutes in a warm, steamy shower is the best way to soften your skin and open your pores. The softer your skin, the more likely you are to avoid friction when removing hair. Open pores make sure all hairs are able to stand upright, which allows for them to be picked up the first time you pass a razor, wax strip, or epilator over them. Less passes mean less irritation!
A good-quality shaving cream will help soften the skin before shaving, but a low-cost shaving foam will most likely dry it out. Always choose cream over foam.
4. Minimizing Friction
Another cause of skin irritation is unnecessary friction while removing hair. The best ways to minimize friction are to always follow the tips listed above. At the same time, a good, thick layer of shaving cream will help reduce tension during shaving, and the application of cornstarch powder to the skin before treatment will come in handy when waxing, sugaring, and using an epilator.