If you’re not that into pubic hair, you’ll probably know the immense, all-consuming discomfort you feel the day after shaving your bikini region. It’s so awful, it makes many women turn to the pricier (and ouchier) waxing instead, or just leaving it au naturel to save all the hassle and cash (which, btw, we’re all for).
Pseudofolliculitis barbae, or more commonly known as razor bumps, is caused when curly beard hair curves back into the skin after being shaved, causing inflammation. Service members are required to shave every day, so troops susceptible to razor bumps will be affected, Lt. Cmdr. Adam Cole, a spokesman for the chief of navy personnel, wrote in an email.
Of the more than 337,000 sailors in the Navy, about 6,000 each year are treated for the condition, according to Cmdr. Thomas Barlow, a dermatologist at Naval Medical Center San Diego. The Navy only tracks how many people are treated for the condition and not how many permanent waivers are issued, he said.
While many men and women can experience skin irritation after shaving, some men and women are likely to develop a chronic type of razor bumps called Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, or PFB. This condition results in bumps after shaving that can be painful. To manage razor bumps, Blessure Serum Skincare has the tips needed to help minimize…