Do razors cause dark spots?

Do razors cause dark spots?

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If you’re struggling with dark spots in intimate areas from shaving, you’re not alone. Hair removal in the armpits, legs, and the bikini line can be especially tricky when you’re trying to avoid leaving behind unnecessary skin damage. Here’s what you need to know about using razors on sensitive areas of the body:

Shaving results in skin trauma

While a clean shave can provide immediate relief from unwanted hairs in certain parts of your body, the negative effects can catch up with you quickly especially if there is no proper aftercare. From days of itching to cuts from the blade, the risks of long-lasting damage to your skin aren’t worth it when there are safer alternatives for hair removal. Choosing a safe hair removal will save you the scarring and skin trauma that makes with shaving. 

Prepping your skin for hair removal

You likely won’t need to seek treatment for inflammation caused by razor burn, but you’ll have to deal with tenderness and bumps for at least a few days. When removing facial hair around the perimeter of the face, your eyebrows, or your upper lip, you should take steps to prep your skin for hair removal. Exfoliating and cleansing are most important to keep bacteria from getting into any freshly opened pores, and using a vibrating cleansing brush provides a deeper clean for skin prep.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Over time, the little bumps and cuts from shaving can lead to scarring that can affect deeper layers of skin. Topical treatments can often fade these dark spots and prevent permanent scars, but this depends on the extent of the damage to the skin layer(s).

Keep your skin fresh and glowing with our hydrating Blass Balm. This dark spot treatment is the perfect follow-up to hair removal to prevent any skin trauma from shaving or dermaplaning. The Balm is also safe for safe for intimate areas with a vegan formula so you never have to worry about harmful ingredients on your body.

Get a radiant complexion with our full skincare line to help you achieve and maintain healthy, fresh skin for your aftercare hair removal!


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