Am not good at cooking, but sometimes I try to help my mom in kitchen and end up cutting my index finger or with minor burns. Though the word “minor” seems small the pain you experience is not minor.
As these minor burns are inevitable quick home remedies come in handy for quick relief.
5 Simple Home Available Remedies to Treat Minor Burns
Packed with vitamins and minerals honey is nature’s gift to human. From ancient times honey is been used to treat internal as well as external diseases, this includes minor and major burns. Antibacterial properties in honey fight bacteria and fasten healing process.
Using cotton swab apply honey on minor burns. Or you can also band-aid (which is not sticky) with dollop of honey. Change the dressing 3-4 times a day.
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#2 Apply Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe plays a major role in skin diseases. You can consume aloe gel after juicing. This unique looking plant is used in various cosmetic products as well as medicines.
Cut off an aloe vera leaf and squeeze for goo, apply directly on burn. You can get aloe gel from local medical store.
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#3 Frozen Peas or Ice Packs
Because you’re suffering from burn, for quick relief place frozen peas or ice packs on burn. (Remember for serious burn we recommend visiting doctor.)
Like honey and aloe vera, vinegar can be used for internal and external diseases. Helps to treat acidity problem and skin diseases like itching, dry skin and acne.
Get diluted vinegar from local store and using a swab apply on burns.
Cut pre-washed potatoes into chunks and place them on burns. Or you can liquefy it and pat potato juice on sunburned areas. Rinse it off after 20-25 minutes.
Note: For Severe burns we recommend medication attention.
Those were my school days and for the first time I shaved unnecessary hair with a razor. To my surprise I found small red bumps on my armpits, legs and on my face.
Like a normal teenager I was shocked and worried. Then one of my friends who had some experience in shaving suggested me to use new blade.
It took few days to get rid of razor burns, as I was not aware of home remedies to treat razor burn instantly.
Even now I face this problem, but now I don’t have to carry these annoying burns with me for days. With simple home available things I can cure razor burn.
Treating Razor Burn
1. Apply Aloe Vera gel on affected parts
Aloe vera is packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which help to fight razor bumps and relieve the burning sensation. You can get aloe vera gel from local store or you can extract it form aloe vera plant.
2. Apply Glycolic acid or Salicylic acid
Lesion caused by shaving can be treated by applying glycolic acid. Prefer lotions with glycolic acid and salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is well known for treating acne.
3. Use shaving cream or any other soap foam before shaving
Shaving hairs without using gel leaves your skin irritated.
4. Avoid products with alcohol
Our skin is sensitive, alcohol and other harmful chemicals stripes natural moisturizer form skin making it dry and inflamed.
5. Start with hot and end with cool
Initially use hot water and once you shaved all unnecessary hair off soothe skin with ice packs or cold water. You can also apply moisturizing cream if you’ve dry skin.
6. Use new or good quality razor
Practice hygiene and you don’t have to get a pricey razor, a simple razor will work. And don’t push the razor to your skin.
Practice correct shaving techniques, shave in the direction of hair, though shave won’t be close this will help prevent irritation.
Share your method in comments.
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