Undoubtedly, a razor is the easiest and perhaps the most painless way to get rid off of unwanted body hair. That having said, we all know that there is a downside to it – razor burns.
At times, when you shave a body area, you feel a burning sensation which is precisely what razor burns are. Razor burns can cause discomfort but the good news is – there are home remedies to get rid of them fast.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Use apple cider vinegar to heal the inflammation caused by razor burns. Apple cider vinegar is known for its inflammatory properties which can easily soothe the stinging skin.
All you need to do is to dab a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and gently apply it on the affected area. Let it dry, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Aspirin is another product that is known for having anti-inflammatory properties. You must put two aspirins in one teaspoon of warm water. As soon as it turns into a paste, rub it on to the affected skin. Let it dry for 10 minutes and then rinse it with water.
You should follow this remedy twice a day if you want to get rid of redness and itchiness in no time.
Extract aloe vera gel from an aloe vera leaf and rub it well on to the irritated skin. Once it dries, wash it off with cold water. The cooling nature of aloe vera will instantly give relief from the burning sensation of razor burns.
What makes the black tea so effective in treating redness and inflammation is its active ingredient – tannic acid.
What you are required to do is dip a black tea bag in warm water. Put it in the refrigerator to cool. Once cooled, rub the tea bag over the affected skin for a couple of minutes.
Honey not only reduces swelling and inflammation but also helps keep the skin hydrated. In addition, it can prevent your skin from getting infected.
You must apply honey directly on to the irritated skin. Allow it to dry for a few minutes then rinse it off with cold water. Repeat this simple remedy until needed.
Ice cubes are an incredible way to soothe your burning skin in a jiffy. All you have to do is to wrap a few ice cubes in a small towel then gently massage the towel onto the irritated area for 5 to 6 minutes. Continue to do so until your skin heals.
Lemon juice is acidic in nature. This is the reason why it has the ability to reduce redness caused due to razor burns. It also prevents skin from developing skin infections. Squeeze out lemon juice in a bowl and dab it onto your skin. Repeat this process several times in a day until required.
Tea Tree Oil
To soothe your skin effectively, use tea tree oil on the affected skin. Since pure tea tree oil is super strong, it is better to dilute it with little water before directly applying it on your skin.
In some cases, razor burns might instantly soothe away while in others they might take a long time to heal. In either case, make sure that you follow one (or all) of these home remedies to make the healing process quicker.