Topical creams and lotions: Many people claim to have found some relief when using lotions that contain anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, or antibiotic agents. In some cases, cortisone or other prescription drugs have been effective, and one study shows promising results for the use of glycolic lotions. Unfortunately, these treatments usually have to be applied daily, and long-term use is not only expensive, but may also cause other adverse side effects.
Waxing, Plucking, Tweezing: Razor burn or irritation after shaving can sometimes lead to razor bumps, so people with extremely sensitive skin often prefer waxing or plucking. However, similar to shaving, these methods may also result in sharp pointed hair tips that can cause ingrown hairs, particularly in people who are susceptible due to thick or curly hair.
Depilatories: Hair removal creams leave rounded tips that are less likely to curl back and grow into the skin or follicle; however, they usually contain a lot of strong chemicals that can cause irritation and rashes. And, they often smell awful!