Hair are fussy, sweaty and smelly. Everyone wants to get rid of unwanted hair on their body. While some people resort to waxing, others rescue the fuss with threading and a majority of people shave. Shaving is painless, non-sticky, and clean. But it has its share of aftermaths. Many a times, it leaves us with razor burns, putting us in deep agony and plight. And at such situations, the irritation and itching are unbearable. Going to clinic or doctor will definitely take time and we and we root for an instant solution. The list below will provide you with such instant solution and will not only help you rescue the pain and irritation but also kill the germs that accompany the wound. Read on.
10. Aloe Vera
“Pants are precious”, we were taught in school and we let such lectures pass without learning their essence. But plants are actually precious when it comes to razor burns. With your skin burning with a wound and mind numb, nobody expects you to sit and think of what to do. You need an instant remedy during such a situation. Well, did you know that the remedy is in your backyard? The aloe vera plant is your your saviour at such a beleaguered moment. Pluck a leaf out, cut it off at its tip with a scissor and press it, until it starts oozing gel. Apply the gel on your wound and leave it to dry. After a few minutes, wash the gel off. Repeat this, twice a day.
9. Witch Hazel
It has inflammation healing characteristics and is a natural astringent. It reduces irritation and provides relief within no time. All you have to do is to take a cotton ball and dab it in hydrosol solution containing witch hazel and apply it on the affected area. Let the solution sit on the burn for sometime. It will help in reducing the redness and make your skin glib again.
8. Apple Cider Vinegar
Its special properties help to reduce itching and irritation. It is naturally equipped to combat infection causing bacteria. You need to take half cup of apple cider vinegar, those with sensitive skin must dilute it with water before continuing with the process. Dip a cotton ball in the solution and apply it on the wound. After it has dried, wash the affected area with lukewarm water and pat it gently with a towel. Repeat this process twice a day fir better results.
7. Tea Tree Oil
It is a natural antiseptic and the best remedy to cure razor burns. It also fights the bacteria that cause infection in the skin. It is very string and hence it is very important to dilute it before putting it to use. Mix two tablespoon water with five drops of tea tree oil and stir the mixture well with a spoon. Dip a cotton ball into the solution and apply it on the affected area. Let it remain so for 12-15 minutes or till it completely dries, whichever is earlier. Wash it off with warm water and pat the skin dry. Repeat the process twice a day.
It is an excellent remedy to reduce redness not just resulting from razor burns but from any other inflammation as well. But its use is not advisable to people with sensitive skin since it is very strong and may even aggravate the itching. You have to put two tablets of aspirin in two tablespoons of water and wait till it dissolves completely. Mix it with your fingers ti ensure formation of a thick paste. Apply it on the burn and let it remain so for 10-12 minutes. When dries completely, rinse it with warm water. Repeat it twice a day.
5. Cold Compress
It is the most commonly used remedy in every household and first to strike the brain in the situation of a razor burn. People usually wrap a couple of ice cubes in a cloth, preferably a cotton cloth and apply it on the burn. It gives a cooling effect on the burn and provides a lot of relief. You can also soak a cloth in ice cold water and apply it on the wound to have the same effect. Let the ice cube or the soaked cloth sit in the burn till they reach the normal temperature. Repeat this process until itching and redness are reduced.
4. Hot Compress
Hot compress is yet another commonly used remedy in used in households to fight razor burns. It not just provides relief to the burn but also kills the germs on the effected area. All you have to do is to take hot water in a bowl and dip a piece of cloth in it, preferably cotton wool. You have to squeeze the cloth after taking it out of the bowl so that it sheds away excess water. Put the cloth on the burn for fifteen minutes. The latent heat will open up your skin pores, freeing the hair at the affected area.
3. Lemon Juice
Lemon is acidic in nature and is thus a natural antiseptic. It helps to prevent proliferation of infection after a razor burn. This a relatively lesser known remedy for razor burn but is very effective. People with sensitive skin are advised not to follow this process. All you have to do is to squeeze a lemon in a bowl, you may dilute it with one fourth tablespoon of water. Dip a cotton ball into the solution and apply it on the affected area and once it has dried, wash it with water. Repeat it to reduce redness and irritation.
2. Black Tea
Did you ever think in weirdest of your imaginations that curtains your stress in beleaguered situations will also reduce the irritation and itching caused by a razor burn? Perhaps not. But it does. In situation of a razor burn, take a black tea bag and soak it in water. Once it has absorbed the water, place it on a utensil and the utensil inside the refrigerator. Take it out after 5 – 10 minutes and put it on the burn. For quick results, repeat this process sever times a day.
As we all know, cucumber has hydrating properties but it not known to many that it has vitamin K and vitamin C which are natural healers. For using cucumbers to treat razor burns you have peel a cucumber and cut it into slices and put them into fridge for about 20 – 25 minutes. Take them out and massage on the affected area using cucumber. Alternatively, you can blend a cucumber with milk and after keeping it in refrigerator for 10 minutes, apply it on the affected area.