Some Natural Remedies for Razor Bumps

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Posted June 3, 2012 by Jim in Tips for Women

When it comes to razor burn or bumps, you should first learn how to prevent them. It’s not hard to do and it doesn’t take a lot of time.

The capital sin when it comes to razor bumps is shaving with not enough moisture. You should do this when you’re in the shower or the tub, to make sure the warm water has made your skin and hairs more supple and easier to work with.

Secondly, try to use single-blade razors, because the ones with more blades lift the hairs up and cut them at an angle, which will create the perfect opportunity for razor bumps to develop. Also be gentle and don’t apply too much pressure when you shave or go more than a couple of times over the same spot.

Finally, you should use a good moisturizing lotion after every shave and I recommend visiting mariobadescu.com and putting “razor burn” in their search tool. They have some really good products that will help you prevent this problem.

Now, you might already have razor bumps but it’s not the end of the world because I want to share with you some proven methods that have given great results to a lot of people. So here are some natural remedies for razor bumps that you can take advantage of right now:

  • Lemon juice – squeeze a lemon into a cup, and with a cotton ball keep applying the lemon juice over the irritated bumps. Let it dry for a good 10 minutes and rinse the lemon juice off with warm water. This whole procedure should be done after you shave
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – do the same thing you did with the lemon juice. It might sting a little, but only for a very short while.
  • Aloe Vera Gel – rub it in the skin and let it dry for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. You can do this everyday, because Aloe Vera has proven skin-healing properties  that will do the trick.
  • Strawberry and sour cream –  mash 4 strawberries together with a spoonful of sour cream. Put this on your skin right after shaving and let it sit there for 10-15 minutes. Then just rinse it off with warm water.
  • Witch Hazel – it’s a natural astringent that can kill bacteria to avoid worsen the razor bumps and can give you relief.
  • Peanut butter – put some on the razor bumps and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then wipe it off and follow with rubbing some lemon juice. Don’t let it sit, just rinse it off. This should give you great relief.
  • Epson Salt – add half a cup to a tub of warm water and soak in it for half an hour
  • Honey – same thing as the others. Apply it on the razor bumps, let it sit for 10 minutes then gently rinse with warm water.
  • Essential oils – some people have reported relief from this mixture. Lavender, chamomile and tea tree oils mixed in even proportions and rubbed in very small amounts on the razor bumps

For people that are still looking for something that works and are just desperate about their razor bumps affecting their legs or bikini area, here are some less-natural but effective remedies:

  •  Diaper Rash Cream – some people say it works great with razor bumps
  • Deodorant – some will swear by this working instantly. Yep! Just good old deodorant!
  •  Aspirin Mixture – a couple of uncoated aspirins mixed with 1/4 cup of water and three drops of glycerin. Apply it with a cotton ball on the affected area
  • Crushed aspirin – mix 4 uncoated aspirins with a little warm water to make a paste. The salicylic acid in the aspirin treats razor bumps and ingrown hairs, and also exfoliates the skin. So, apply it after shaving, let it dry for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

One last thing I want to mention is to give some time between shavings. If you have razor bumps, try to not irritate them further.

Good luck, and hope this helped!

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