Almost every person shaves at one point or another in their life, and everyone who shaves will eventually have to get rid of razor burn fast. Those of you whose skin is sensitive and prone to razor burn and ingrown hairs need to pay extra attention.
The arms, legs, and neck are the most common places but are by no means the only ones where hair bumps may show up. I have put together a complete guide to treat your razor burn effectively.
1. Tea Tree Oil
This is a natural and very strong antibacterial solution. Its properties come in very handy for treating and cleansing areas of your body affected by the appearance of razor bumps. Bacteria will slow the healing process and need to be dealt with, while astringent will tighten your pores and protect them from future issues. Because it is so strong, you are going to want to dilute it with water. Take this mixture and use a cotton ball to apply it to your razor bumps. This should quickly alleviate swelling and speed up the healing process.
2. Aloe Vera
This natural ingredient can be used on everything from sunburns to eczema and psoriasis. People have even been known to mix aloe vera into different foods and drinks for a healthy boost. It will kill bacteria, soothe and moisturize your skin. The gel is so effective that you can even use it as a shaving cream. Just cut a piece off of the aloe vera plant and apply the internal gel substance directly to your problem areas. Before and after shaving.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a perfect home remedy, amazing for relieving itching, inflammation, and reducing your risk of infection. To treat razor burns with apple cider vinegar, just use a cotton ball to apply the vinegar evenly to the affected zone. Let the area you apply the vinegar to dry out, then rinse with water and pat dry. This should not only relieve the symptoms but actively promote the healing process as well. If you have sensitive skin or your razor bumps are in a sensitive area make sure to dilute the vinegar with water before applying.
Another amazing natural treatment is using honey in the areas of your skin affected by razor bumps. It is actually an excellent antiseptic and will also hydrate your skin. Apply the honey to your problem area and let it sit for about five minutes, then wash it with water and pat dry. Moreover, it will help relieve the symptoms of the razor burn while eliminating the bacteria slowing down the healing process.
5. Baby Powder
Baby powder can be used as a substitute for an aftershave and works great on sensitive areas. Sprinkle small amounts of baby powder onto the problem area and gently rub it around. This will cool the area and soothe any irritation you are suffering from. Baby powder works great in this way due to its cooling properties and ability to calm inflammation. Baby powder also smells great and will leave your skin feeling soft.
6. Baking Soda
Another simple home remedy found to relieve razor burn fast is using baking soda and water. Baking soda fights against all kinds of itching symptoms and has anti-inflammatory effects that help with other symptoms caused by everything from allergies to bug bites. Take a bowl of water and add baking soda until you have a paste-like consistency that you can work with. Spread this mixture over the affected area. Baking soda will relieve the itching and pain that accompanies the rash.
7. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of those amazing cures that seem to pop up as a treatment or fix for a mind-blowing number of things. This miracle organic coconut oil is good for the skins overall health and for keeping it soft and smooth. It provides moisturizing effects as well as providing nutrients and protection to the skin. It also smells pretty great. You can add exfoliating elements to your coconut oil by adding sugar and creating a coconut and sugar scrub. It relieves rashes, moisturizes the skin, gives your hair nutrients and it reduces bacteria all at once.