These bumps can be treated quickly with Aloe Vera gel. The healing power of Aloe Vera is well known and in fact, many people use this herbal remedy to treat all sorts of cuts and burns.
By moisturizing your skin with Aloe Vera, you’ll be helping your skin speed up the healing process. This all-natural gel is also effective at soothing swelling and the burning sensation that accompanies razor bumps.
Get a fresh leaf or buy Aloe Vera juice from a herbal drug store.
Cut the leaf open and rub the gel on the razor-bump affected area. Alternatively, simply rub the juice on the affected area using a cotton ball.
Give the gel time to dry then rinse the treated area with cold water.
Start this remedy immediately after shaving and repeat 2 to 3 times daily for one week.
When the burning sensation on razor bumps begins to irritate you, a cold compress can provide instant relief. The cold temperature numbs never endings on the affected area temporarily, thereby alleviating discomfort. To get even better results, use a cold compress right after shaving. This will help to prevent razor bumps in the first place.
A hot compress on the other is great for soothing itchiness and treating ingrown hair. When you apply heat on the affected area, this will cause skin pores to open up and free trapped hair. Simply place a heating pad or towel soaked in moderately hot water on the bikini area after shaving. Allow the heat to warm your skin for about 5 minutes then moisturize the treated area as usual.
The anti-inflammatory properties of baking soda can help to soothe the skin and prevent any irritation that may promote razor bump development. Additionally, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can restore pH imbalances on red, irritated skin thanks to its amphoteric nature.
The following is a simple home treatment for razor bumps that uses baking soda to reduce itchiness and redness.
Combine one cup of water with one tablespoon of baking soda.
Soak a piece of cotton wool in the solution then rub it on the affected area.
Keep the razor bumps wet with baking soda solution for about five minutes before rinsing the area with cold water.
Repeat this treatment several times daily until all signs of razor burn disappear.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has many medicinal qualities that make it a good treatment for skin related problems. It’s rich in antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory agents. When applied on shaved and irritated skin, this essential oil helps to bring down swelling and prevent razor bumps from becoming infected.
Dilute some tea tree oil with water using the ratio of 2:5 drops respectively. Apply this solution on the itching razor bumps and let it stay on for about 10 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this treatment at least twice every day until you are contended.
Alternatively, you can mix tea tree oil with another antiseptic base such as lavender oil. Simply mix 3 drops of tea tree oil with 1 tablespoon of lavender oil. Rub the mixture on the affected area and give it about 15 minutes to penetrate the skin. Rinse off with cold water and repeat this process 2 to 3 times daily for as long as it’s needed.
Honey can work wonders on razor bumps that are already showing signs of infection. This ingredient is found in many skin care products because of its anti-bacterial properties. As a result, honey heals infected razor bumps or provides protection against infection. What’s more, it will reduce swelling and keep your razor-bump-affected skin moisturized.
All you have to do is apply a liberal amount of honey on the irritated skin then allow it to air dry before rinsing off with cold water.
Another option would involve mixing 3/4 tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of plain yogurt. Allow this mixture to remain on the treatment area for fifteen minutes then rinse with warm water for easy removal.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can be helpful in three ways when used to treat razor bumps:
To begin with, its acetic acid content will keep infections at bay.
Secondly, apple cider vinegar is a natural anti-inflammatory. This means that it will reduce swelling on irritated skin after shaving.
Thirdly, this ingredient will keep you from scratching razor bumps courtesy of its anti-itching properties.
You can take advantage of the healing power of apple cider vinegar to treat razor bumps using this simple and fast remedy:
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar then pat it on the irritated area. If you have super-sensitive skin, dilute the vinegar before applying it on your already irritated skin.
Wait for about 10 minutes so that the treated area can air dry.
Repeat this procedure 2 to 3 times every day until the razor burn stop itching.
Black tea is a rich source of tannin. This organic compound is a natural astringent that helps to reduce inflammation and redness caused by razor bumps. The best part about black tea is that you can also simply save a few tea bags after enjoying a relaxing cup of tea and use them later for treating razor bumps.
Chill a moistened tea bag in the refrigerator for about ten minutes. The cold temperature will provide an even more soothing effect on itching razor bumps.
Rub the cool and moist tea bag on the affected area and then give the tannic acid five minutes to work its healing properties.
Rinse the treated area with cold water and moisturize your skin as usual.
Do this several times daily while razor bumps last to get rid of discomfort.
Lemon JuiceLemon Juice for Razor Bumps
Lemon juice is slightly acidic in nature. As such, it will eliminate the microbes that irritate inflamed skin. Citric acid in lemon juice is also a natural astringent. This quality allows it to dry out razor bumps and reduce inflammation. Here are simple steps on how to use lemon juice on irritated skin after shaving:
Use a juicer to extract the liquid from 3 lemons. Ensure to dilute the lemon juice with water so that it is doesn’t cause any further irritation. Alternatively, buy a bottle of fresh lemon juice from your herbal drug store.
Use a cotton ball to apply the lemon juice on the razor-burn afflicted area. Store any excess juice in the refrigerator for later use.
Leave the lemon juice on the treatment area for about 10 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Follow this treatment at least twice daily to control itchiness and redness on razor bumps.
Witch hazel has skin soothing properties and it’s a natural anti-inflammatory that works great at reducing redness and swelling on razor bumps. You can also count on witch hazel to prevent further infection on razor bumps since it’s a natural antiseptic.
There are many skin treatment products that contain witch hazel as one of the active ingredients. Visit your herbal drug store and ask for one that treats razor bumps.
For the best results, just apply the witch-hazel based treatment as directed on the instruction label.