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.
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