Manscaping is a super important part of any man’s life. Women watch and scrutinize everything. Women appreciate and compliment men with smooth facial skin and a nice even skin tone. Deciding to do something about your razor bumps has less to do with vanity, and more to do with appreciating what women want – nice skin.
Ingrown facial hairs in men from shaving is formally termed pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB). This condition is commonly seen in men of African descent, followed by Hispanics. This condition is most often seen on the face following regrowth of very curly hair after shaving. The lay-man’s description of ‘shaving bumps’ was coined from a military term for PFB. It can also be seen in the arm pits and bikini folds after shaving.
Similar to acne, PFB has a bacterial component, meaning that bacteria within the pores also contribute to the inflammation seen with shaving bumps and ingrown hairs.
To get rid of shaving bumps, we have compiled a proven top 5 list of treatments.
Our expert recommendations for treating your facial ingrown hairs are:
Laser hair removal:
An excellent option for ladies with ingrown hairs. While it works just as well for men, many men prefer to have the option of keeping their facial hairs. Laser treatments are not desirable for all men, but some can choose to spot treat certain areas that are bothersome to them.
Melanopeel® antibacterial cleansers, toners, and serums:
Those based on mandelic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are all excellent choices. It is best to see your Melanopeel®-certified clinic for customized recommendations. These not only reduce razor bumps, they also help fade hyperpigmentation and bump discolorations.
Melanopeel® professional peels:
Have a long proven track record of effectiveness against PFB. With several different professional peels, your physician’s office will be the best suited place to make recommendations customized for your skin type needs.
Melanopeel® home peels:
Another stellar choice and highly recommended for men, These are home chemical peels that can be done by yourself about once a week, or as suggested by your physician.
Microdermabrasion MelanoFacial™ by Melanopeel :
This machine based treatment works very well for resurfacing the thickened skin that covers your ingrown hairs. This includes a choice of 3 mandelic acid infusions for enhanced results. Ask your Melanopeel®-certified clinic for more details.