Last Updated on January 4, 2016 by bvnadmin

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]No matter if you use clippers or a tried-and-true razor to shave, dealing with bumps over time can be annoying.Depending on your skin’s sensitivity, and your DNA, you might regularly get pseudofolliculitis barbae, commonly called razor bumps, which are caused by hair that curls back into the skin producing an inflammatory reaction. Lessening any chance of developing bumps also involves making sure to stick to a solid grooming game plan while being patient with skin while you shave.

We’ve put together a few hacks to help reduce bumps on both face and head — and show you how to get closer to having shaving Jedi status:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

MAINTAIN YOUR CLIPPERS

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css_animation=””]In the same way you keep a car maintained, it’s best to also keep your grooming tools clean and ready to use. To start, after each shave, clean and oil your clippers. With regular use [6-12 months], make sure the blade of your clippers hasn’t become dull. Remember, if you have sensitive skin, a fresh blade might be too sharp, meaning it can also pull at hair and skin instead of clipping it, so be gentle when using a new blade.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”4186″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”” el_width=””][vc_column_text]

MAKE TIME FOR GROOMING

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Grooming on the fly is just as bad as zooming in your car at a high speed through traffic. The chances for an accident are greatly increased. The same goes with doing a rush job on your face or even your head. If you’re in a hurry to get to work or running late to meet a date, then ditch the idea of a quick shave. Being too hasty can lead to unwanted nicks and unsightly bumps. Instead of rushing, plan your grooming schedule a week in advance and make shaving your face or head a nighttime practice. This is a clear win-win: A pre-bedtime shave will give your skin a chance to heal while you sleep.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

GIVE YOURSELF A BETTER SHAVE

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]You too can become a Jedi, but much like Luke Skywalker, becoming a Jedi requires brushing up on your technique and skills. To better learn the art of shaving, start here. Pay attention to which direction your facial hair grows, avoid shaving against the grain and don’t stretch skin while you shave or repeatedly shave in one area. Make sure to open your pores with a warm towel before shaving and close them by using cold water. If you’re using clippers, don’t place clippers directly on the skin but maintain a close shave.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”” el_width=””][vc_column_text]

CREATE A BETTER SKIN-CARE ROUTINE

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]One of the best ways to lessen your chances for bumps is to regularly exfoliate the skin on both face and head in order to remove dead layers of skin. Using a mild exfoliating scrub can also help to unclog pores and lessen any chance of getting acne, all while helping to achieve a more healthy, smooth skin. Try using an exfoliating scrub once or twice a week (figure out how sensitive your skin is first) especially during the winter months when your face and head are more exposed to colder temperatures.

To keep your skin in good shape and prepped for a shave or the winter’s elements, you have to maintain an arsenal of grooming goodies such as Kyoku for Men Exfoliating Facial Scrub, $18; Ursa Major Super Natural Skin Care 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic, $26; Morihata Binchotan Facial Soap, various prices; and Fig+Yarrow Yarrow Buttercream, $48.

Here’s an added tip: go to your medicine cabinet or kitchen for home hacks such as diluted apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, or even tree tea oil which helps lessen inflammation.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”4187″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”” el_width=””][vc_column_text]

GIVE YOUR SKIN A BREAK

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]If you’ve noticed more bumps after shaving…Read more at bevelcode.com[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”” el_width=””][vc_column_text]Words by By Marques Harper[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]