Q&A: I have bumps all over my skin after I shave………

Question: I have bumps all over my skin after I shave and I don’t know how to get rid of them. Any ideas? Please keep in mind that I am of African descent.

First of all kudos to you for going out of your way to please your husband this way.  I don’t think it’s unusual for some women to have very sensitive skin in that area.  I think it might be even more common among people of African descent.  I’ve known men who had to wear a beard because of a very pronounced razor stubble that resulted from shaving.

I find it helpful to keep the area well moisturized.  Use a moisturizing shaving cream or gel, or even hair conditioner when you shave.  Also, be sure to moisturize well after shaving.  I like to use coconut oil after I shave any part of my body.  I find that this helps to keep the skin nice and soft, and I don’t have any bumps as a result.

If you do these things and still have bumps or rashes, I’d say it’s time to stop.  Even if you can’t shave comfortably, you could give yourself a very close trim with a pair of small scissors.

I hope this helps!

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