Good Day Sunshine
SUMMER SCENARIO: A quickie shave job has left your skin covered in bumps.
QUICK FIX: "Razor burn is a result of irritation to the shaving area and can look like a red rash or pimple-like bumps," explains Schaffran. Trying to get a closer shave by going against the grain of hair growth can often backfire by causing more trouble. Schaffran recommends using a topical 1 percent hydrocortisone lotion or topical antibiotic lotion to calm redness and irritation. In the underarm area, try Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant in Sheer Touch, which soothes skin and reduces red and dark marks over time. "It's important to shave with warm or hot water and lubrication," adds Schaffran. "This softens the hair and minimizes the mechanical trauma to your skin and hair follicles."
MC RECOMMENDS: Eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream in Sensitive, $3; Venus & Olay Razor, $9; Ioma Soothing Gel for Legs, $75.