How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps Around the Buttocks

by Contributing Writer

Razor bumps can occur anywhere on the body where you shave. They are generally due to irritation caused by the razor passing over the skin's surface. If you employ careful shaving techniques, you are less likely to experience razor bumps. There are also many methods you can employ to get rid of razor bumps anywhere on your body and the buttocks are no exception. With dedicated treatment, you should be able to get rid of razor bumps around the buttocks in a timely fashion.

Items you will need

  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Body scrub
  • Loofah
  • New razors
  • Shaving gel
  • Antibacterial cleanser
  • Witch hazel
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton underwear
Step 1

Apply hydrocortisone cream to your razor bumps. Hydrocortisone cream helps to soothe irritated skin. It also reduces inflammation and redness. Apply it to the irritated area twice daily.

Step 2

Exfoliate. Use a body scrub and loofah to exfoliate your buttocks twice weekly. This process removes dead skin cells on the skin's surface layers. They may be clogging your pores and worsening your razor bumps.

Step 3

Use a clean, sharp razor to shave your buttocks. It's a good idea to replace your razor every two to three shaves to ensure it is in good shape. If you use a dull or old blade, it likely isn't sharp enough to cleanly shave the hairs. Bacteria on old razors can also cause razor bumps.

Step 4

Spread shaving gel over your buttocks prior to shaving. Without lubrication, the razor will drag across the skin's surface, leading to razor bumps. You can find a range of shaving gels and creams in most drug stores. Whichever you choose, just make sure to use a lubricant every time you shave.

Step 5

Dip a cotton ball in witch hazel and apply it to your buttocks after shaving. Witch hazel works as a natural toner, tightening pores and eliminating bacteria. With regular use, you'll be less likely to experience razor bumps.

Step 6

Wear loose, cotton underwear after shaving your buttocks. If you wear tight, synthetic clothing, it will trap sweat and bacteria next to your skin, leading to razor bumps.

Warnings

  • Do not scratch or squeeze your razor bumps. If you do, you can damage your skin and even scar it.