Are you in need of some remedies for razor burn? Now that we’re baring more skin, we’re having to shave a lot more often which, if we’re not careful, can result in some nasty razor burn! But don’t worry, even if you already have a case of razor burn going on, there are plenty of home remedies that are simple and effective which can help you feel and look better. Without further ado, allow me to show you 9 effective home remedies for razor burn.
If you’re a tea drinker, you’ll be glad to hear that one of the remedies for razor burn happens to be tea bags! According to Diane Irons, author of “The World’s Best Kept Beauty Secrets,” the tannic acid in black tea minimizes redness and inflammation from razor burn. Just dip a black tea bag or two in some warm water and apply it to the affected area. Supposedly, cheap tea bags contain more tannin than the more expensive ones.
Witch hazel is fabulous little buy that does so many things for your skin. Many people apply witch hazel to their skin right after shaving to prevent razor burn. If you already have it, just pour some onto a cotton pad or a cloth and apply it to the affected area to soothe your irritated skin. Witch hazel is also effective in stopping bleeding from nicks and cuts. Avoid using any products that contain alcohol because it can further irritate skin.
Plain old hydrocortisone cream is another way to get rid of razor burn. Apply a small amount of the cream to get rid of redness, itching and inflammation from razor burn and bumps. One word of caution though, hydrocortisone cream can irritate skin with extended use, so don’t use it any more than 1-2 days.
Both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are normally used for acne, but they can also be an effective home remedy for treating razor burn. If you already have some acne ointment that contains salicylic acid, or at least 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, apply a small amount to the razor burn. This treatment should get rid of any bumps and help soothe skin.
If you’ve ever applied soothing aloe vera gel to a sunburn, then you’re already aware of the healing powers of this plant. Aloe vera gel can also help with razor burn by reducing swelling, minimizing irritation and promoting healing due to its analgesic properties. Look for pure aloe vera gel from the health food store and not just a gel that contains a small percentage of aloe vera for best results.
Tea tree oil is another product that has just about a million uses. This essential oil is great for razor burn because it can help clear up any bumps, moisturize your skin and soothe itching and irritation. Applying tea tree oil directly to your skin might be too strong for you, but you can also add a few drops to your lotion so it’s not as concentrated.
Coconut oil is really hydrating and not only makes a fab shaving gel alternative, it’s also very soothing on razor burns. If your razor burn is moderate to severe, you might want to use another home remedy in addition to applying coconut oil, as it might not be enough of its own. It’s really helpful for dry skin and it smells absolutely amazing!
This next home remedy might sound like a weird combo, but it works! Apply a thin layer of honey to the affected area and rinse with cold water after five minutes. Gently pat the area dry with a towel and then apply raw apple cider vinegar and allow it to air dry. Both honey and ACV are anti-bacterial and the honey will moisturize while the vinegar keeps it clean and clears up skin.
If the razor burn covers a large area, a great way to soothe your skin is by taking an oatmeal bath. Oats are known for their calming qualities and they will help normalize your skin’s pH level and moisturize your skin. Oatmeal is anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties so it’s a nice little treat for your skin even when you don’t have razor burn.
I hope you try out one of these remedies for razor burn. Keep in mind that prevention is the best cure, so do your skin a favor and avoid dull razors, exfoliate your skin, moisturize and take your time when you shave. Do you know any good home remedies for razor burn?
Sources: diyncrafts.com, livestrong.com, natural-remediesinfo.com, everydayhealth.com, health.howstuffworks.com, huffingtonpost.com, nowloss.com, brokebutbougie.com, livestrong.com, skin.knoji.com, ihomeremedy.net
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