pseudofolliculitis barbae

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pseudofolliculitis barbae

(soo?do-fo-lik'yu-lit-is bar'be) [ pseudo- + folliculitis + L. barba, beard]
Inflammation of beard follicles when tightly coiled hairs become ingrown. The only sure prevention is not shaving.
Synonym: razor bumps.illustration
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Also, a number of creams and liquids designed to improve razor bumps are available online or over the counter.
Razor bumps often leave dark spots and uneven skin tones.
For the most part, men of color experience the most trouble with razor bumps and other irritations associated with shaving.
The best way to deal with razor bumps and ingrown hairs is to develop a before-and-after shaving system.
The line also includes the ShaveNaked Scrub, a twice-a-week natural exfoliant that promotes deep cleaning, stimulates cell regeneration, combats razor bumps, and smoothes the appearance of shaved scalps.
The oil has natural and organic ingredients and is formulated to provide the perfect amount of moisturization while helping to reduce razor bumps and irritation and ensuring an effortless razor glide, the company says.
Clear-N-Smooth Acne-Pimple Lotion contains a deep penetrating exfoliation agent to help clear existing pimples and razor bumps, and prevent new ones from developing.
com)-- BumpeFace Razor Bump Fighter is designed for men and women who encounter the problem commonly known as Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB): Irritation of the skin caused by shaving that leads to ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
Men with darker complexions often suffer from ingrown hairs and razor bumps, Barc Bump Down is an alcohol-free unscented lotion aimed at men of color that claims to reduce the appearance of razor bumps, ingrown hairs and relieve shaving irritation, all while moisturizing the skin.
But thanks to new and continous developments in blades, gels, moisturizers and other shaving accessories, razor bumps can be limited.
The rationale for using tretinoin (Retin-A) for pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB), or razor bumps, stems from the fact that repeated pricking of the follicular epithelium by needle-tipped hairs stimulates hyperkeratosis, which is an indication for tretinoin.
Facials also soothe and have the added bonus of smoothing the razor bumps that affect many black men.