Razor bumps are not only unsightly and annoying, they can also become infected and cause further problems too. The bikini area is the worst, because the skin is so sensitive in that area.
When you want to get rid of razor bumps or shaving bumps on any part of your body, it is always advisable to first try home remedies. Generally, home remedies tend to have fewer side effects and hence are not likely to damage your skin, even on sensitive areas of your skin.
If razor bumps are a problem for you, then read our 7 tips on how to get rid of them quickly and easily:
1. Baby Powder
After you shave, try patting a little baby powder onto the areas where you tend to break out into rashes.
Just make sure you aren’t allergic to powders before you begin this treatment.
Baby powder started off as a way to mitigate diaper rash, and it similarly works on adult skin.
Plus, if you’re specifically looking for ways to get rid of ingrown hair, baby powder will be your best friend.
To let it soak in before beginning your shaving routine, wait a few minutes after you pat on the baby powder.
You also can treat current razor burn by using baby powder on the affected areas after you shower.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera gel is a quick remedy for razor bumps. It has a spectrum of medicinal properties that deal with many skin problems, including bruises, cuts and burns. Aloe Vera has antimicrobial properties that cure and prevent infections on the razor bumps, making the razor bump heal faster. Being an all-natural gel, it also soothes the swelling and burning sensation that normally accompanies irritated skin and razor bumps.
– Cut a fish leaf of Aloe Vera to obtain the gel or buy it the Aloe Vera juice from a drug store.
– Rub the gel on the area affected by razor bumps. In case of juice, rub it on the affected area using a cotton ball.
– Let the gel stay on the affected skin until it dries on it
– Rinse the area with cold water
For best results, start this remedy immediately after shaving and repeat this procedure about 2 times daily for a few.
3. Black Tea Bags Remedy for Razor Bumps on Face and Neck
The same tea bags that you use to prepare a refreshing morning cup of tea at breakfast can also help to get rid of razor bumps. Black tea is rich in tannic acid which reduces the inflammation and redness associated with razor bumps while helping to soothe the burning sensation.
How to use:
– Drop a black tea bag into warm water and allow it to get soaked in it
– Remove it and give it a few minutes to cool off, then pat it onto the affected area of skin for 2-3 minutes. Some people place the tea bags in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or so for an even higher healing action
Repeat this razor bump treatment 3 times daily and your razor bumps will soon be gone.
4. Hot Compress
– water- 200ml
– a cooking utensil to boil water
– cotton wool
– a cloth
Boil the water by transferring it into the utensil and heating on stove. Make sure that boiling water is not extremely hot so as it causes burns.
Set the utensil aside and let it cool for 2-5 minutes.
Take a dab of cotton wool and dip it into the hot water.
Squeeze out excess water out of dab.
Apply the dab against the affected area. You may use a cloth to avoid burns on fingers.
Do this once a day to avoid excessive practice on the area.
5. Baking Soda Paste
If you’re looking for an effective way to get rid of razor bumps, you can use materials that you already have in your kitchen.
Then it’ll be easy to make this baking soda paste.
Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a mug of water, and mix it until the baking soda dissolves.
From there, dip a cotton ball into the solution. Then douse your irritated skin with the solution by dabbing it on.
Allow the solution to dry on your bumps. Then wash it away with cool water.
Until the redness dies down, you might want to try this remedy several times a week.
For extremely sensitive or irritated skin, you can also make the paste thicker, and directly apply it on the reddened area.
6. Rub Alcohol on the affected area:
By rubbing alcohol on the area after it has been shaved, it will help in keeping the skin dry and it will not let it chaff and thus, not create any irritation after shave. You can also rub a deodorant stick and it will help in not turning the hair inwards.
Alcohol closes the pores of the skin, thus it helps in preventing razor bumps and to get rid of them faster. Alcohol is really great for skin because it works as an inflammatory and effectively works in closing the pores of the skin. Therefore, the chances of dust going inside the skin are minimal.
Salicylic acid, the main metabolite of aspirin, is also an active ingredient in many acne products. It removes dead skin cells, liberates pores, and kills bacteria that have attacked hair follicles. It, therefore, reduces redness and inflammation.
Crush up an aspirin and mix it with water to form a paste. Apply the mixture over razor bumps, let dry, and then rinse off with lukewarm water. This will help bumps disappear quickly.